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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxIBoy View Post
    I wouldn't dare multitask under XP with 256 megabytes of RAM. I got an XP box in '04 with 384 megabytes of RAM (my first one,) that just barely managed to run multiple programs at once.
    The laptop I purchased in '06 came with XP preloaded and 256 Mb of RAM - it barely copes with capturing video from a camera using firewire and Windows Moviemaker (what I bought it for in the first place before a trip to Australia, should have done more homework and/or spent more money on a feistier model)

    These days I use it mainly for basic surfing and email - and it's running Ubuntu (of course!)
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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    I don't see why people have so much trouble running multiple programs in XP. Prior to this January my work PC was an ancient PIII 900Mhz with 128Mb ram. It would run Word, Excel, Outlook, Firefox, Windows media player and at least three separate MYOB files concurrently without any slowdown. Sure, I wouldn't have wanted to be ripping DVDs or rendering Blender, but it wasn't so bad.

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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    Quote Originally Posted by valencia View Post
    shall we start using our cd trays as coffee cup holders? Lol
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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilli Bob View Post
    I don't see why people have so much trouble running multiple programs in XP. Prior to this January my work PC was an ancient PIII 900Mhz with 128Mb ram. It would run Word, Excel, Outlook, Firefox, Windows media player and at least three separate MYOB files concurrently without any slowdown. Sure, I wouldn't have wanted to be ripping DVDs or rendering Blender, but it wasn't so bad.
    I don't believe that at all.

    Or maybe the OS was already that slow that you couldn't tell the difference when it crippled under some heavy word/excel documents, while having firefox using 300mb or ram and WMP streaming music off the internet.
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    Ontopic;

    These are the sort of things you get when you let someone give advice who thinks they know a lot of pc's, but in reality only know the bare basics.

    His suggestions make no sense.

    Rebooting every half hour?
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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    what a .......................

    [long pause]

    .......................... moron

    sorry, half hour was up in the middle of my typing so had to reboot
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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    Quote Originally Posted by Circus-Killer View Post
    Place monitor face down on scanner/copier bed, push copy.
    What? You mean like this? I must try it sometime!
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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    Quote Originally Posted by beercz View Post
    What? You mean like this? I must try it sometime!
    aaaahhhahaha, genius. does that work? i'm guessing not.
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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    Quote Originally Posted by renzokuken View Post
    aaaahhhahaha, genius. does that work? i'm guessing not.
    I have no idea! I bet someone has tried it though!

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    Re: funny beginner's xp checklist

    Here's a few more of Bob Kwater's tips and tricks for xp noobs.

    1. ...avoid installing too many 3rd party free and shareware progs, XP doesn't really like it.
    In Soviet Russia 3rd party progs install you.

    17. Download and run (Lavasoft) Adaware 6, if necessary, if you play with third party software downloads off the internet.
    But I thought you said XP doesn't like 3rd party apps. And is playing with 3rd party apps akin to playing baseball with nitroglycerin?

    30. Get a good computer guru. An experienced one. Or a few experienced ones.
    Sounds more like he wants a threesome or something.

    34. Acrobat reader freeware can be useful for reading off the internet. (PDF files or what-not.)
    Again, suggesting the freeware. Oh Bob, you are so confused. To install or to not install? FYI, there are these things, sheets of paper with letters on them, and they are bound together and have covers on them. Hey Bob, ever read a book? Great now, everyone knows that they can view pdf's offline.

    35. Don't go relocating your music, pictures, or video files all over the place. It's so dangerously simple to move files, once you learn how! However, it can make them a lot harder to find and/or access.
    Oh noes, kittykat.jpeg, doez not exisits! While this might be good for some people, wouldn't it be better to teach them how to set up folders so they can organize their stuff better?

    Well, although Bob has some strange tips and tricks he actually does have a few smarter ones. Here are a few so Bob doesn't look like a complete idiot.

    2. Run chkdsk
    4. Delete temp Internet files
    8. Uncheck uneeded services in msconfig.
    11. Remove old programs you no longer use.
    28. Don't bother downloading screen savers and "desktop themes". They are too risky.

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