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Post  tatiana on Tue May 03, 2011 9:57 am

Moony, if you read this,
i finally got the computer out of its storage spot, it is now on the bench near my desk and soon i will start work on tidying it up to send to you.
after i get my sons stuff of it, i think the easiest thing to do will be a re-install of the OS.

the techy stuff, this is what it is
(or for your friend)

Asus PRQL-SE M/B
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80Ghz CPU
Asus 512M 9500GT PCie video card
1G DRR2 RAM
500W power supply
Liteon 20x DVD writer SATA
Windows XP Home Edition

custom built in April 2009






cheers....

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Post  tatiana on Mon May 09, 2011 12:40 pm

cheers
we are on a roll, i just plugged it in and turned it on.
at the moment i am copying everything on the "C" drive onto an external, for later transfer onto my sons new pc.
it could take many hours though, the old XP is filled to the brim and is running as slow as posssible.

it will spark up after i take all my sons stuff of it and do the re-install....


farao

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Post  tatiana on Mon May 09, 2011 3:29 pm

i think the computer i was going to give to Moony has just crashed......


i uninstalled Office 2010, it told me to do a re-start, i did & it now goes to a black screen.

bom

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Post  ISN on Tue May 10, 2011 1:31 am

meanwhile Moony's counting her barramundi........

oh, Tats, really......?

that's disappointing.......

she's out there in no man's land.....

we can't contact her......she's cut off from ATU

I miss her personally......

what shall we do?

is there a chance you have her phone number so that Michael can take it from here?

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Tue May 10, 2011 8:56 am

i have an idea of how to fix it, i just need to go out first and do some other things.
she will have a working computer.....eventually.

.....

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Post  tatiana on Wed May 11, 2011 6:04 pm

okay we are on the road to Moony having her computer ....again.


i would like to believe that i am in the middle of a successful OS reinstall.

or not. Twisted Evil


fingers crossed.


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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Wed May 11, 2011 6:29 pm

Strawberry Jam wrote:Really great what you're doing there.

cheers


hey Mr. Jam....
Smile

it will be if it works, i am just not sure how stable the hardware is, it is all just a bit over 2 years old, but it had a pounding from my son, and the harddrive was always runnung on full.


anyway, we will see how it cleans up, and then i can send it to her, i have a recent pc tower carton with packing inside so it should be safe from bumps on the way up to her place.....NOT postal workers don't care how fragile the goods are.

it is wierd though, because the computer keeps turning itself of as it completes eachsection of the install.
i turn it back on, and it goes into the next section.

windows is installing now, 38 minutes to go


we'll see.....

edit...it is configuring now, so it is going as it should.
double edit....and registering the components....so we are getting somewhere now.

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Post  tatiana on Wed May 11, 2011 9:28 pm

it is all working properly now, i had chosen upgrade instead of reinstall.

Basketball

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Post  tatiana on Wed May 11, 2011 10:17 pm

what are the suggestions for antivirus and so forth?

free ware only.

i have put Microsoft Security Essential on it so far


and i rang Moony to tell her of the progress, she is looking forward to get back online

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Wed May 11, 2011 10:30 pm

tatiana wrote:what are the suggestions for antivirus and so forth?

free ware only.

i have put Microsoft Security Essential on it so far


and i rang Moony to tell her of the progress, she is looking forward to get back online

cheers I use McAfee, they may do a free one?

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Post  tatiana on Wed May 11, 2011 10:48 pm

i use the paid version of AVG

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Wed May 11, 2011 11:36 pm

i have already put the pdf reader on it....an essential service.
and the flash programmes etc

i personally use IE8, i don't know what she would use, so i will put firefox and chrome on it, then she can choose.
she likes google search

i use WMP, i tried to VLC (recommended very strongly by my pc mates) but i could never get it started.
maybe i should try again.

i guess that is the joy of this thread, moony can use it herself to find out what she needs .

i have heaps of things on my pc, but it will be fun for moony to do it all herself.


at the moment it is downloading 94 updates, all XP security updates and so forth.
i have to make sure that the IE9 doesn't sneak in, i tried that and it is terrible.

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Thu May 12, 2011 1:28 am

the computer is ready, with the basics installed.
openoffice, MSE, plus other reasonably essential bits and pieces.

i will turn it on again tomorrow and check for any more updates, XP SP3 is old but reliable.
and if there is anything else to put on it, i don't know what her internet speeds etc are like where she is...i am in internet central here, so it is simple for me to load whatever she needs.

and then off to the post office to post it to Moony.
sounds like a plan.
farao

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Thu May 12, 2011 1:42 am

thanks SJ


the good news also is that this is the first computer i have done some work on since we moved into our new house.
big personal acheivement.


forwards now......

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Thu May 12, 2011 11:36 am

and the news is.....Moony's new computer is up and running.
it has gone from 12Gb free space to 92Gb free space.
(that is how big WOW and Office are.)


anyway, it is defragmenting now, and later i will add a few programs to it.


XP at its finest....straight after a clean install. Cool

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Post  tatiana on Thu May 12, 2011 11:47 am

Moony, the techy stuff, this is what it is
(or for your friend)

Asus PRQL-SE M/B
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80Ghz CPU
Asus 512M 9500GT PCie video card
1G DRR2 RAM
500W power supply
Liteon 20x DVD writer SATA
Windows XP Home Edition

custom built in April 2009



it needs a larger RAM stick...$49 at my local computer shop study

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Thu May 12, 2011 11:50 am

and a mouse.... i have to buy a new one.

the spare is stuffed.....

i have another one that goes on the laptop but that cable is too short for the tower.

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Tue May 24, 2011 9:50 pm

Moony's new computer is packaged and ready to go to the post office tomorrow.

we spoke on the telephone earlier and she is stoked.

cheers

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Tue May 24, 2011 10:31 pm

Great news Tats

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Wed May 25, 2011 3:48 pm

All done
Moony's new computer is now on it's long journey to its new home.

i hope it still works when she gets it.


Cool
cheers

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Post  tatiana on Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:55 pm

I wonder if Moony's new computer has arrived yet,
or if it is still travelling....where it is?

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:15 pm

Well played, Tats.

Hope to see Moony here again soon.

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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  tatiana on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:58 pm

perhaps i should ring her and ask if it has arrived yet.




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Re: Moony's new Computer

Post  felix on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:54 pm

tatiana wrote:perhaps i should ring her and ask if it has arrived yet.



Tats, it HAS arrived! cheers - Moony posted earlier this morning (UK time) on this thread

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Post  tatiana on Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:46 pm

felix wrote:
tatiana wrote:perhaps i should ring her and ask if it has arrived yet.



Tats, it HAS arrived! cheers - Moony posted earlier this morning (UK time) on this thread

thanks for that felix

i just hope it goes properly for her, it has travelled such a long distance

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