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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 16:59
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Views: 1,578
Posted By max99
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 16:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By max99
Yes, that's an XP serial. Although it looks...

Yes, that's an XP serial. Although it looks ripped and you can no longer read the key, you can use Magic Jelly Bean...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 16:11
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By max99
A second-hand, unbranded PC, running XP Pro with...

A second-hand, unbranded PC, running XP Pro with no COA. What are the chances of it being genuine?

The problem with using the installed version of XP is that no one knows exactly what condition it's...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 14:04
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By max99
Unless the sticker looks like this...

Unless the sticker looks like this (http://www.telecommander.com/pics/links/operatingsystems/mswinxpprocoaonlynewoem/coa_page_pc-sysbldr.jpg), it's a pirated copy of XP.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 13:36
Replies: 51
Views: 3,338
Posted By max99
It's what most people would do - although it...

It's what most people would do - although it would still be frowned upon by MS. But most people with a genuine COA wouldn't really care if MS frowned at them or not.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 13:20
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By max99
This means it's a dodgy copy of XP and more...

This means it's a dodgy copy of XP and more likely a hardware problem. To be honest, you're probably better off picking up a refurbished PC online, usually around 80 or less. These will come with a...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 13:01
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By max99
Does the computer actually shut down or restart...

Does the computer actually shut down or restart itself?

Is there a brand name (Dell, Packard Bell, etc.) on the case or sticker? And is there a Windows XP serial code stuck to the back or side of...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 16:18
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By max99
If the old drive definitely isn't working, just...

If the old drive definitely isn't working, just physically destroy it with the tool of your choice.

But if it is still working, you can buy a USB caddy to place it in and use it for backups or extra...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 12:47
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By max99
I really wanted to answer that question with...

I really wanted to answer that question with 'Annie's mum', but fortunately restraint got the better of me.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 01:57
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By max99
Try a different program for playing DVDs....

Try a different program for playing DVDs. Download the free VLC Player (http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc/) and see if the same problem occurs.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 23:25
Replies: 33
Views: 2,345
Posted By max99
It's not a question of how long a 'PC' lasts, but...

It's not a question of how long a 'PC' lasts, but how long each individual component is going to last.

If your PSU or motherboard is indeed on its way out, replacing it for around 40 could mean the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 23:16
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By max99
Acers can usually be factory restored via the...

Acers can usually be factory restored via the eRecovery (http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/AspireE360/AspireE360faq40.shtml)software. Either press the relevant key at boot-up or...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 22:57
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By max99
Doubling the RAM to 1GB will only cost around...

Doubling the RAM to 1GB will only cost around 15. Running CCleaner and a Malwarebytes scan, switching to a lighter AV and disabling unnecessary start-up programs are all simple procedures which can...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 19:50
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By max99
What exactly are the problems? Restoring to...

What exactly are the problems? Restoring to factory settings should fix all software issues, so if the same problems remain afterwards, it's either a hardware error or something you've...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 19:23
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By max99
Yup, adding more RAM and either giving it a good...

Yup, adding more RAM and either giving it a good clean-up or restoring to factory settings is the answer. Having at least 1GB RAM in there means it's a perfectly decent machine for running XP.

What...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 16:47
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By max99
There will be a recovery option which will...

There will be a recovery option which will restore everything to factory settings. Check the documentation or the Acer site for details.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 16:45
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By max99
Use Google to search for sites giving information...

Use Google to search for sites giving information on downgrading that exact model to XP. If there are any, they should include links and fixes for drivers and additional software. If you can't find...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 16:39
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By max99
Unless he's changed the password or it's an...

Unless he's changed the password or it's an ancient router, it should be written on a sticker underneath the router.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 14:26
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By max99
Rather pointless to continue using the PC just to...

Rather pointless to continue using the PC just to save space on the Mac. Work out the size of your entire Itunes folder and then compare it to the size of free space on the Mac.

Using the PC for...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 12:36
Replies: 203
Views: 8,073
Posted By max99
But, Faust??? (apologies to Faust, but he has...

But, Faust???

(apologies to Faust, but he has turned himself into a Victor Meldrew character).
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 12:25
Replies: 203
Views: 8,073
Posted By max99
Really???

Really???
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 12:02
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By max99
A decent Logitech or Microsoft keyboard will be...

A decent Logitech or Microsoft keyboard will be fine. What's your budget? If you're using it a lot, you don't want to skimp on price.

A wireless keyboard and mouse bundle will use one USB receiver.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 11:55
Replies: 203
Views: 8,073
Posted By max99
As I said: Remember it's nothing to do with...

As I said:

Remember it's nothing to do with Apple itself, but everything to do with some of the users. It's a shame that those particular users will never accept that.

Pay particular attention to...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 23:05
Replies: 35
Views: 2,264
Posted By max99
I can accept a price drop, but what I don't like...

I can accept a price drop, but what I don't like is the way bigger, better, newer TVs mock you with their 200-less-that-what-I-paid price tag.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 22:53
Replies: 35
Views: 2,264
Posted By max99
I'll add my Panasonic plasma too. But not so...

I'll add my Panasonic plasma too. But not so pleased when I see how much the price has dropped in the last year or so.
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