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  1. Thanks, Dave. I'll look into a couple of those...

    Thanks, Dave. I'll look into a couple of those BOINC apps. It would be nice to contribute to some research! You mentioned that computers often seem to slow down over time. In addition to the usual...
  2. Can you control how much cpu usage seti@home or...

    Can you control how much cpu usage seti@home or folding@home uses? The reason i ask is that some years ago we dedicated a refurbished PC to folding@home, and cpu usage was 100% all the time. Because...
  3. You can edit or add track info to FLAC files with...

    You can edit or add track info to FLAC files with one of the editing programs mentioned by other posters, no problem. However, you will find .WAV files are not amenable in the same way. At home we...
  4. You are, of course, entirely correct regarding...

    You are, of course, entirely correct regarding the plural form - thingies. I shoulda realised you simply missed typing the S on the end of the wor . :cool:
  5. The extra 4 dots were to give you extra thinking...

    The extra 4 dots were to give you extra thinking time ....... !!
  6. In the interest of good grammar i feel obliged to...

    In the interest of good grammar i feel obliged to mention that thingy is spelled with a Y .......
  7. Noticed one item in the Startup programs list: ...

    Noticed one item in the Startup programs list:

    HP Officejet 6700 (NET) Logon ScanToPCActivationApp Hewlett-Packard Co. c:\program files\hp\hp officejet 6700\bin\scantopcactivationapp.exe

    Some...
  8. As far as i can tell it's HP or ... nothing!

    As far as i can tell it's HP or ... nothing!
  9. Good idea. And on that subject a support rep for...

    Good idea. And on that subject a support rep for WOW named Sheila just told me over the phone that "the computer works with any HP printer" and you get free tech support assistance for life. Pretty...
  10. Performance-wise, the Celeron 1037U that comes...

    Performance-wise, the Celeron 1037U that comes with the WOW is about on par with the entry-level Core i3 (both run at 1.8GHz). It is of similar performance to a 2.3GHz Core2Duo from a few years ago....
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    I agree with neutrino. There was a big to-do...

    I agree with neutrino. There was a big to-do about HP laptops with nVidia graphics chips failing. At first HP and nVidia totally denied it, but later they owned up to the problem and replaced...
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    Adblock extension for Chrome removes most of the...

    Adblock extension for Chrome removes most of the unwanted ads. Also, remember that enabling a bunch of extensions for Chrome (or Firefox or IE) will slow down your browsing and page loading. Chrome...
  13. The specs on the WOW computer are mediocre at...

    The specs on the WOW computer are mediocre at best, thus making the price of $1079 too high. You can pick up a similar or more powerful all-in-one for less than half that price with Win 7 or 8....
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    Check it out here: ...

    Check it out here: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10328/what-are-the-system-requirements-for-skype
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    MalwareBytes free version is still a great weapon...

    MalwareBytes free version is still a great weapon for finding and removing malware. I've encountered friends' computers that were in such bad shape they could not run their anti-virus program or even...
  16. OK, ErnieD mentioned the cpu heatsink/fan as a...

    OK, ErnieD mentioned the cpu heatsink/fan as a possible cause of instant overheating and instant re-boot.

    May i add one more possibility? It's the power on/off switch on the computer case. A...
  17. I suggest you open two free email accounts at...

    I suggest you open two free email accounts at different websites. Use one email account for contacting real people, your bank, online shopping, etc., but use the second email account for all those...
  18. "Years ago, you could buy a HD with a five year...

    "Years ago, you could buy a HD with a five year warranty. In the consumer products category, I doubt that any have that long a warranty today. "

    Just want to point out that HGST Ultrastar 2TB hard...
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    Anyone with an Outlook.com account (or Hotmail or...

    Anyone with an Outlook.com account (or Hotmail or MSN Mail or, well, you get the picture ...) will find that Skype is now a feature of their Outlook/Hotmail email inbox webpage. It's the little...
  20. Well, Jim, georgelee's questions and your answers...

    Well, Jim, georgelee's questions and your answers posted after my SSD recommendation suggest that perhaps setting up a traditional hard drive may be a little complicated to those unfamiliar with the...
  21. LOL. Using an SSD is easy, but who can overcome...

    LOL. Using an SSD is easy, but who can overcome "notoriously mean"?
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    As Paul T mentioned you may have some serious...

    As Paul T mentioned you may have some serious dust accumulation that's causing things to run hotter than they should. This happens when a computer is several years old or if it runs constantly. Even...
  23. Well, no one has yet mentioned it so i will....

    Well, no one has yet mentioned it so i will. Replace your old hard drive with an SSD.
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    A small piece of electrical tape over that...

    A small piece of electrical tape over that portion of the screen should do the trick nicely ...... :D
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    I keep getting the [Not responding] temporary...

    I keep getting the [Not responding] temporary hang. Resource Monitor shows that my RAM is maxing out so I suspect upping it to 8GB may have more effect than anything else. But 2x 4GB of RAM is...
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