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Psykopath
post Jul 3 2009, 04:15 AM
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I'll try all these at some point today and post my results here.

Bleh, I need to upgrade to a new comp anyway, just need this one to hold on a little bit longer!


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post Jul 3 2009, 10:56 AM
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a fresh install will go a long way in making your comp feel faster.

just make sure you dont "reinstall". clean install is the best way to go IMHO.
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post Jul 3 2009, 11:44 AM
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QUOTE (impala454 @ Jul 3 2009, 11:56 AM) *
a fresh install will go a long way in making your comp feel faster.

just make sure you dont "reinstall". clean install is the best way to go IMHO.

I r teh compooooter stupid.
Clean install = complete wipe of previous install/files, correct?


And yup, it's what I'm gonna have to do.
Gonna wait until I can either buy a decent portable HD or borrow one to copy
over my music, video, document files that I don't want to lose.


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post Jul 3 2009, 01:17 PM
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Yeah clean install means completely reformatting the hard drive. You will boot off of the windows xp disc and just follow the instructions. When it gets to the screen asking which partition to install to, delete all the partitions on the drive, then choose the "unpartitioned space" as where you want to install it to. The installer will take care of the rest.
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post Jul 3 2009, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE (FORSAKENR320 @ Jul 2 2009, 05:18 PM) *
what is a kernal?

Basically your computers and OS's core interface. Like the usher who directs information to the right place.


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post Jul 3 2009, 09:55 PM
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I guess the repair option didn't work? :-(


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QUOTE (chook @ Jul 3 2009, 10:55 PM) *
I guess the repair option didn't work? :-(

Well....

I put in the Windows CD and go to repair, and I guess I can't remember my administrator password.
Soooooo smart of me to not write it down, although I was sure the password I had on my mind was it.
Bleh.


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post Jul 4 2009, 12:16 AM
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On a home computer i leave a blank password if not hooking it up to a connected network.


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post Jul 4 2009, 09:27 AM
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You have a home computer running windows that's not connected to the internet?
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post Jul 4 2009, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (impala454 @ Jul 4 2009, 08:27 AM) *
You have a home computer running windows that's not connected to the internet?

Its where I used to write code, not really using it.


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post Jul 4 2009, 10:18 PM
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i think there are programs you can use to find admin passwords.

but anyway if it's an old computer, you really should format and do a clean install every once in awhile anyway. i do mine at least once a year. sometimes a lot more, just depends on what i'm doing.


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