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Computer Upgrades, Issues and Conventions

Postby Aurélien » 11 Nov 2009, 23:27

    A PLACE TO NATTER ABOUT COMPUTER ISSUES


    Made an interesting discovery?
    Having (hardware or software) problems with your pc?
    Want to pass on advice about upgrades/updates?
    Wish to share horror stories of your computer experiences?

Post your concerns here, where those forumites interested in such topics can find them and add their experiences and thoughts.

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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Aurélien » 11 Nov 2009, 23:35

Last week I upgraded my operating platform from Windows Vista (Home Premium) to Windows 7 (Home Premium).

If you are thinking of doing the same, my first suggestion would be that you check out whether your older peripherals (scanner, printer, etc) and favourite software will run on Windows 7.

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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Bannerman65 » 12 Nov 2009, 22:43

Also make sure, that your video card is DirectX 9 compatible, and that your computer has at least 2GB of RAM when running the 32 bit Windows 7 editions. A minimum of 4GB, when running the 64 bit editions.

A reminder about the Compatibility Modes, when running older software and drivers. Unfortunately though, there will be software and drivers, that either won't run properly, of won't run at all, even in the Compatibility Modes.

I believe that this is due to the way the software/drivers were developed, so see if there are more recent versions, first.
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Moonraker » 13 Nov 2009, 10:22

Bannerman65 wrote:And there's nothing wrong with learning, either.


But can it be considered as learning if you are reading and haven't a clue what anyone is talking about? :wink:

Seriously, it is good to know that we have such experts amongst our membership. You never know when the website might crash, and Keith might need some extra brains on board.
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Laura » 13 Nov 2009, 11:08

I have a question that is sort of computer related, that some of our expert members could maybe help me with (please). If you are trying to send an e-mail to someone, and it bounces back, giving the reason as "over quota", does that mean that their inbox is full, and so can't receive any more e-mails, but the address is still correct? I mean, I know what quota means, but I'm not sure what it means in this context, as this has never happened to me before. And is there anything that I can do to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Aurélien » 13 Nov 2009, 12:58

Laura, I'm not an expert but I'll start to answer you, hoping that someone here can add some helpful suggestions.

E-mail 'mailboxes' with a very limited capacity can quickly fill up. (Even our pm and message-posting records here at the forums need to be cleaned up from time to time.)

With e-mails it's rather tough if your only point-of-contact with the person you are trying to e-mail is the e-mail address in question, 'cos you'll have to wait until the other party wises up and gets rid of the junk.

Sometimes, though, error messages indicate faulty software or some other problem....in cyber space you can't always believe everything you read.

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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Laura » 13 Nov 2009, 13:15

Thanks, Aurélien. I suppose that I'd better just wait, then. Pity is, said recipient rarely checks her e-mails anyway. :twisted:
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Bannerman65 » 13 Nov 2009, 18:58

Moonraker wrote:
Bannerman65 wrote:And there's nothing wrong with learning, either.


But can it be considered as learning if you are reading and haven't a clue what anyone is talking about? :wink:

Seriously, it is good to know that we have such experts amongst our membership. You never know when the website might crash, and Keith might need some extra brains on board.
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In this case, Moonraker, what I mean, is learning what the terminology means. That's why you're not understanding what's being said, by the more knowledgeable forum members. You simply don't know what the terminology means, so you find it difficult to understand what's being written. No offense intended to anyone.
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Wolfgang » 14 Nov 2009, 09:14

Laura wrote:I have a question that is sort of computer related, that some of our expert members could maybe help me with (please). If you are trying to send an e-mail to someone, and it bounces back, giving the reason as "over quota", does that mean that their inbox is full, and so can't receive any more e-mails, but the address is still correct? I mean, I know what quota means, but I'm not sure what it means in this context, as this has never happened to me before. And is there anything that I can do to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance for any help.


It depends whether the "over quota" refers to your own email account or the one you're reaching.
It's also possible that you added an attachment that's too large for the email box - some providers only accept emails as large as 10 MB. But to be more accurate I need the complete message of the mailer daemon. All in all I'd say that the email isn't accepted because the space your email requires is larger than the space available on the recipient.
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Petermax » 08 Dec 2009, 02:04

I have finally dispensed with my 17" cathode tube monitors and invested in a pair of 22" LCD screens for my PC's. What a revelation! Such crisp clear pictures and no longer being bombarded with radiation. I should have done this upgrade ages ago. :lol:
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 08 Dec 2009, 10:46

Petermax wrote: I should have done this upgrade ages ago. :lol:


Then why didn't you. :lol: :wink:

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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Petermax » 08 Dec 2009, 12:09

Julie2owlsdene wrote:
Petermax wrote: I should have done this upgrade ages ago. :lol:

Then why didn't you. :lol: :wink: 8)

I have a slight tendency towards frugalness, I have yet to turn on my central heating! :lol:
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Bannerman65 » 08 Dec 2009, 13:57

Congratulations, Petermax. :D

My LCD is 24" :D:D

Not boasting, either.
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby sanitarium » 10 Jan 2010, 23:32

i just changed my operating system to fedora 12 from ubuntu & i'm kinda regretting it as i cant get the system to update
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Re: Computer Upgrades & Problems

Postby Moonraker » 11 Jan 2010, 12:24

Bannerman65 wrote:Congratulations, Petermax. :D

My LCD is 24" :D:D

Not boasting, either.


S'funny how men like some things to be big but prefer other things to be small! Remember the huge mobile phones of yesteryear? The bigger the TV screen, the happier some are - the smaller the camera, the more they are pleased.
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