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Posts posted by blackturbokitty

  1. I actually saw that page when I was searching on the internet for how I could do this. Though other than that all I could find was tutorials telling me how to boot into DOS with a floppy disk, which I can't do since floppy disks arent available... I know that optiplex gx260 can support USB booting with a BIOS upgrade. It doesnt support it as is, I tried.

    As for booting with the grub thingy, the OS I'm currently running on the Optiplex is Windows XP Proffesional. I wouldnt mind learning more about that method you mentioned.

  2. I want to upgrade my Dell Optiplex GX260 BIOS so that it can boot via USB Flash drive. Though every resource I can find tells me you need a blank floppy disk. I can't find floppy disks anywhere and far as I know they whent the way of the dinosores years ago. Does anyone have any idea how I can do this using a more modern method?

  3. I know from experience that it runs like crap on 256 mb of memory. I've seen it many times.

    I lived and developed WPI on a 466MhZ w\256 megs ram for over a year on XP. While slow it was acceptable at the time.

    I ment how the Windows XP OS runs today. Software in general tends to expand. This includes the updates, your browser of choice etc. The last OS I ran with 256 mb of memory was Windows 98. The amount of memory that wouldve been okay at one time, is totally different today. Running Windows XP with less than 512 mb of memory causes an excessive amount of paging.

  4. Today I installed windows classic sound schemes for Windows XP. I got it because I was geting bored of the Windows XP sound scheme. I tend to use the Windows 2000 one because it's nicer. Though I listened to the Windows 98 start up sound and I felt so sad, I could never use that one. Windows 95 gave me warm feelings of nostalgia, though it was sort of sickening. Windows 3.1.... well I had no idea that had sounds and I never used Windows 3.1 anyways.

    So what do you think? Do Windows OS you used many years ago make you nostalgic?

  5. Your single core software will run just fine on a multicore CPU. In fact, everything will run better, since the single thread software will only use one core. As someone mentioned before, games love multi-core cpu's, even the single threaded games since the game pretty much has it's own core most of the time while the other cores pay attention to the other background services. You'll notice your older games will be smoother and they will run insanely fast.

  6. As much as I dislike google with a passion and refuse to use their services in a active way,

    I dont really understand what the problem is. The best thing you can do to stop Google is not use their services. Most of their services suck anyways. They've been doing so many dumb things that more and more people are throwing them in the metaphorical waste bin.

  7. Twice I deactivated my account on Facebook, just because I couldn't delete my account.

    It is understood that a schizophrenic also suffers social withdrawal. True, I have no friends at all, in real life, sort of complete self-isolation and a little anti-social. On Facebook, however, one can add and delete a so-called "friendship". Do you think it hurts when I withdrawn myself from Facebook, just like I did in reality? Yes, it hurts. Wonder why such as fragile "friendship" that can be deleted, with family tie (if any) also be removed with a mouse click, can gain popularity in the communities on the line.

    What I wanted to say: While I frequently do this (withdraw myself socially) in the real life and give other no hints about my illness, why would Facebook formally deletes all friendship and notifies each of the "friends" miles-away when I withdraw myself from Facebook through account deactivation?

    I dont think so really, even though everyone and their dog uses Facebook, it's pretty useless in the greater scheme of things.

  8. It's surprisingly very easy to avoid viruses. These are some good points to keep in mind:

    1. Try to keep your operating system up to date as much as possible. You're just asking for trouble running a Windows OS that Microsoft no longer provides updates for. Windows XP and on does all of this for you if you remember to set to automatically download the updates.

    2. Run up to date viruse scanner from a reputable company. Leave it's real time shields enabled.

    3. Dont use Internet Explorer. It never was secure and never will be. Besides, things work better in pretty much every other browser and your safer from viruses.

    4. Be careful what you install and if it seems very strange, dont use it.

    5. Be careful what you click on.

    6. Avoid porn, and sites providing torrents or warez as much as possible.

    7. Facebook applications and games can be full of viruses, you should pretty much avoid most of those. They provide no value anyways.

  9. who can tell me which one shoud i choose ? :rolleyes:

    Well, with such a vague OP I'm not sure how I should answer your question. Though if you could care less about games, get Windows XP. It's stable and it still receives Windows updates, even now... it downloaded updates just the other day.

    However if you would like the latest and greatest video cards and games you should get Windows 7. Though make sure you read about the different flavours of Windows 7 and avoid netbooks if you're a newbie as those are slow as anything and you might be disappointed if you dont understand their limitations.

  10. Yeah your right actually. I miss read the date. Thought it said 2009. I dont normally see dates formatted like that. I usually use this forum as a reference for years actually. I find there's a lot of good information on here.

  11. Hi. I registered years ago. Though I havnt posted anything until now because I thought I had nothing to add and also I found the forum a bit unfriendly and threatening.

    Hopefully I can help people out or atleast add input somewhere.

  12. I wouldnt bother with any of Microsoft's other editions of Windows 7 unless I had a faster computer. I'm not upgrading until they pull the plug on support for Windows XP. Otherwise it just seems like a massive waste of time to me.

  13. All I know is what works for me. Here are some simple ways you can speed up your computer.

    1. If you use an OEM machine, uninstall the massive worthless bloatware they have a tendency of installing.

    2. Install all important Windows updates.

    3. Defrag your PC at shutdown. If you dont know how to do this, it's a google search away.

    4. Disable services you dont use at all or ones that dont do anything, such as the defragment services. If you dont use wireless disable the wireless service. Just dont disable anything until you know what it does. The services applet can be found holding the windows key and hit "R" and typing in "services.msc" double click them and if you feel safe disable one click the drop down box and select "disable"

    5. using the run menu open up msconfig. In start up, check off boxes of things you dont want starting up.

    5. Dont use Internet Explorer since it's poorly programmed and runs very slow no matter what you do. I suggest Firefox, it's a much faster browser and more secure.

    6. Make sure you have more than enough memory for your Windows OS. Windows 7 needs atleast 1 GB, Windows XP needs atleast 512 mb. Windows vista atleast 2gb and upwords.

    Not sure if this helps anyone. Though I know it helps me.

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