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    First off my 'Greetings' to everyone here. What an excellent site for windows & related help.

    Being a bit of an experienced computer troubleshooter I frequently get questions from friends. A lot of you here no doubt find yourself in the same situation, helping a neighbor or family member with what most often is a simple issue. I often ask if they perhaps took a bit of time & Googled for a solution. Most individuals must find Googling for an answer as something to be avoided at all costs. And what incentive is there to do that when I'm really just as easily a quick email or phone call away!!!

    Now I'm a patient person & generally will answer a question as simply as possible. But, if asked something more challenging for which I have no clear answer I will simply say, "Let me Google that for you! I'll get back to you ASAP via email." That's where what follows the sample question comes in.

    Sample Question: Hey buddy! How Can I Tell If My Operating System Is 32 Or 64 Bit?

    I then head over to: Let Me Google That For You & enter the search question.
    The site generates a link for me that I will then copy paste into my reply email.

    Here is the link provided for the 32/64 bit question: How can I tell if my operating system is 32 or 64 bit? [You, the reader, will probably want to click this link first to see the end result.]

    That will usually bring a chuckle to my inquiring friend, who I can now hope next time will make the effort to give Google a shot first & then call me if he/she is unable to find an answer!

    Best Wishes To All!

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    Hi Sam

    Thanks for the insight, I think though that the example is a bit simplistic. If I wanted to know which computer, Apple or Windows, was best I could Google it and find a whole bunch of technical and geeky info but posting the same question here will produce many replies from 'lay people' and like users and the thread will probably eventually disolve into puns, laughs and jokes based on comments received. I don't Wiki, Face blog, twatter or any of that old malarky but enjoy the banter and honest answers here. Then I Google to check if they were telling the truth :-)
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    Let Me Google That For You, an olde favourite of mine, requires Javascript to be enabled in your browser, something that people are increasingly reluctant to allow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehocking View Post
    Hi Sam

    .......... Then I Google to check if they were telling the truth :-)

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    Sam hello .....interesting thing about this lovely web site..is that these people
    will do that for us who aren't so great at PC info.. PLUS..
    we don't have to worry that some tag along website will set up near the ACTUAL
    Good web page that might steal ones personal info. or worse yet ..
    give them a trogan or virus on their pc... or that stinky things that gets in your
    address book sending out messages in your name..( as you..) thus giving it to all in
    your address book.

    I do NOT have to be concerned here when I get my reply..


    My opinion.. I'm still learning as I go...to the link recommended.

    This is a great help site and it's all Free.. love you guys and gal here.

    Thanks bunches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehocking View Post
    ............. Then I Google to check if they were telling the truth :-)
    Why, that's shocking, Mr Hocking !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Let Me Google That For You, an olde favourite of mine, requires Javascript to be enabled in your browser, something that people are increasingly reluctant to allow...
    Why? Does enabling Javascript create security problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobthebear View Post
    Why? Does enabling Javascript create security problems?
    I was going to suggest you used Let Me Google That For You - but I won't...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    I was going to suggest you used Let Me Google That For You - but I won't...
    You are kindness itself.

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    Thanks Sam - I love this and will certainly use it... often.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Watkins View Post
    First off my 'Greetings' to everyone here. What an excellent site for windows & related help.

    Being a bit of an experienced computer troubleshooter I frequently get questions from friends. A lot of you here no doubt find yourself in the same situation, helping a neighbor or family member with what most often is a simple issue. I often ask if they perhaps took a bit of time & Googled for a solution. Most individuals must find Googling for an answer as something to be avoided at all costs. And what incentive is there to do that when I'm really just as easily a quick email or phone call away!!!

    Now I'm a patient person & generally will answer a question as simply as possible. But, if asked something more challenging for which I have no clear answer I will simply say, "Let me Google that for you! I'll get back to you ASAP via email." That's where what follows the sample question comes in.

    Sample Question: Hey buddy! How Can I Tell If My Operating System Is 32 Or 64 Bit?

    I then head over to: Let Me Google That For You & enter the search question.
    The site generates a link for me that I will then copy paste into my reply email.

    Here is the link provided for the 32/64 bit question: How can I tell if my operating system is 32 or 64 bit? [You, the reader, will probably want to click this link first to see the end result.]

    That will usually bring a chuckle to my inquiring friend, who I can now hope next time will make the effort to give Google a shot first & then call me if he/she is unable to find an answer!

    Best Wishes To All!

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