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Windows 7: Haven't been here for a while

21 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Haven't been here for a while

I usually log in to this site at least once everyday. Sometimes more than that. Recently my laptop got stolen and it was brand new. It is the only computer I have. I haven't been here for a couple weeks because I had no way of connecting(my cell phone got stolen too). I got a loner PC from my brother, but it is weak, but at least I can come see my friends here. I wish I could start a donation fund so I could get a new lappy. If everyone here at this site donated a dollar if they could, I could probably get a sweet new laptop. Every time I start to accumulate nice stuff, something happens to where it gets taken from me. This is not the first time some took everything I own out of my apartment, but this time it was the girlfriends fault. Anyway, just wanted to stop in and let everyone know where I have been(not that anyone even noticed that I was gone).
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21 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome back!

Sorry to hear about the laptop.

It's maddening that some people steal stuff like that. Makes you wonder how they can sleep at night.
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21 Jul 2010   #3

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Weren't you covered by insurance or anything?
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22 Jul 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry to hear that But glad you found a way to get back here. A Guy
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22 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
Weren't you covered by insurance or anything?
No I didn't have renters insurance. I had Lojack for laptops on it and it is supposed to embed into the BIOS, but it is not sending a signal and it hasn't since April 30. It didn't get stolen until July 4 and I used it everyday, so somehow lojack got disabled or something. I didn't make any changes to the BIOS either.
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23 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought todays laptops got some kind of tracking device in them?
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23 Jul 2010   #7

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
...It's maddening that some people steal stuff like that. Makes you wonder how they can sleep at night.
Truly.
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23 Jul 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
Weren't you covered by insurance or anything?
No I didn't have renters insurance. I had Lojack for laptops on it and it is supposed to embed into the BIOS, but it is not sending a signal and it hasn't since April 30. It didn't get stolen until July 4 and I used it everyday, so somehow lojack got disabled or something. I didn't make any changes to the BIOS either.
There's a little catch to way Lojack for Laptops works: the person who stole the laptop has to go online.

I assume you have already contacted Lojack and also followed their procedures for contacting your local law enforcement officials.

I have Lojack on my laptop and fortunately have never had to notify Lojack of a missing unit.

A little late now but be sure to check your Lojack profile and options settings.
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23 Jul 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by housry23 View Post
If everyone here at this site donated a dollar if they could, I could probably get a sweet new laptop.
Yes, I believe you probably could buy a very nice laptop with $90,000

Seriously, s*** happens. I'm sorry it happened this time to you.
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23 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah that sucks. Time to get renters insurance...it's very cheap from what I remember.
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