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Windows 7: Geek Squad at Best Buy ?

20 Dec 2014   #31
gregrocker

 

I connected and went over her HP factory install in which there were strangely almost no programs installed. She says she had uninstalled many of them over the past few days. This was good since there was no HP bloatware left.

The connection and performance was good considering TV was taking a lot of CPU and RAM so it seemed that it might be an install worth saving. The weakness showed when trying to run 4-5 tasks at once (Reader/Flash install, MBAM and SAS scans, program remnant uninstalls, visual effect editing, 62 optional Updates include 7 drivers) when it slowed down considerably probably due to TV hogging, and HP installing 64 bit OS on a 2gb RAM system.

We ran Crucial System Scanner and found that another 2gb RAM installed into the open second slot would only cost $25 which can probably be found even cheaper with a shopping search. Another option since she doesn't multi-task is if it ever hangs or slows again (without TV) or the install proves untrustworthy is to reinstall 32 bit. But I think her needs are considerably less than the multi-tasking I deliberately do to stress test a system.

Otherwise it seemed stable and fast enough that without the TV overhead I think it will run fine for her, and will wait to hear back how a few days test drive works.


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20 Dec 2014   #32
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Good job, Greg.

Out of curiosity---when you use Team Viewer with someone, are you simultaneously talking to them on the phone? Seems that would be sensible, but I've never played with it.
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20 Dec 2014   #33
Meerkat2

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Good job, Greg.

Out of curiosity---when you use Team Viewer with someone, are you simultaneously talking to them on the phone? Seems that would be sensible, but I've never played with it.

Its neat, we can talk on speakers or text each other. Greg is nice and smart too.
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20 Dec 2014   #34
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nick(PoomanUK) and I used TeamViewer many times.
He is across the pond and I am on the west coast so we used notepad.
That way I could or Nick would save and print out the important items for future use.
We also used Photobucket for saving pictures or sigs.

This worked great when Nick was tutoring me when I first began learning graphics.

Dennis
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20 Dec 2014   #35
Meerkat2

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Nick(PoomanUK) and I used TeamViewer many times.
He is across the pond and I am on the west coast so we used notepad.
That way I could or Nick would save and print out the important items for future use.
We also used Photobucket for saving pictures or sigs.

This worked great when Nick was tutoring me when I first began learning graphics.

Dennis
So photobucket is fairly secure then? I was wondering about it. I used it before but wasn't sure it was safe. I still have pics there.
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20 Dec 2014   #36
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

We never had any security issues but who's to say what is really a secure place.
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20 Dec 2014   #37
gregrocker

 

One can use the laptop built-in mic and speakers to communicate, when microphone in TeamViewer chat box is enabled (Headset icon) on both ends.
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20 Dec 2014   #38
Meerkat2

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
We never had any security issues but who's to say what is really a secure place.

I was posting pics like a pro on there last year. Now I went back and forgot whats next after copy. I clicked on the pic,then clicked copy, from there I forgot.

Any suggestions?
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20 Dec 2014   #39
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would definetly add the memory, it will surely help
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20 Dec 2014   #40
Meerkat2

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I would definetly add the memory, it will surely help

Yes memory always helps, lol. I figured it out so I'm good with it now.
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