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Windows 7: Is it me or?

07 Jan 2010   #1
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 
Is it me or?

Is it just me or is this place hopping since the new year?
So many folks that are installing Win7 and not doing their homework first.

I wish before joining the forum you must answer a few questions first.

1. Did you check and see if you can run Win7 on your computer by running the FREE MS Windows 7 Advisor?

2. If you ran the advisor and it said you had hardware and software problems did you still continue to install Win7?

3. Before you install Win7 did you backup all your important files to DVD or CD?

4. Are you sure you backed up your data on DVD or CD? ( Repeat statement)

5. OK. Now did you read how to install Win7 so you hit the correct answers when installing? If not go to tutorial section and read.

6. When you have a problem please arrange in your mind what you want first before writing.

Wrong Way. I have a computer and Win7 screwed it up now what do I do?

Correct Way. My desktop PC with Motherboard XYZ, HD 500Gb (1partition), Bios are updated, Video card is XYZ, Memory is (2) 1 gig Corsair XMT. Don't have a virus scan software and my firewall is down so I can play my favorite online game faster.
My question is why do I get the BSOD when I go online to my free cracked gaming site that my mother would kill me if she knew. Oh I think I caught the H1N1 virus from that prom site I just clicked on.

Too many folks need to read more and at least try and figure out what they did to casue their problem.

No more soapbox for me.

Any why doesn't SevenForum have a spell check.
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07 Jan 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I made a suggestion to Brink earlier about having to have to fill in system specs before you're able to post on the site, as many users seem to be capable to give them on a thread but often need to be asked for them, and the point was made that many people might not bother with the site.

Perhaps something simple like a pop up reminder before they make their first post or something.

As for a spell checker, I use Firefox so it has one built in.
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07 Jan 2010   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I think you're right. I expected it to happen after Oct 22, It did get busy but then slowed down again.

Christmas was probably a big Windows 7 day....

BTW - You're doing a fine job Ziggy
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07 Jan 2010   #4
UrbanBounca

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
I made a suggestion to Brink earlier about having to have to fill in system specs before you're able to post on the site, as many users seem to be capable to give them on a thread but often need to be asked for them, and the point was made that many people might not bother with the site.
What would you do about the people that honestly don't know where to find their system information? They wouldn't be able to post at all. There could possibly be a reminder on the 'create thread' index in bold, red letters reminding posters that the more information, the better.
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07 Jan 2010   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

We had a lively discussion back a bit in The Gurus Lounge about this and came to the conclusion that as much as we wish, not even a majority of the new users are going to fill out the specs unless they are pounded over the head...we concluded that its a lot less stressful for all concerned to do as much as we can with what we have..
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07 Jan 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UrbanBounca View Post
What would you do about the people that honestly don't know where to find their system information?
It could tell them in the popup, or refer them to a certain page showing them how to find it.
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07 Jan 2010   #7
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

If the specs are not there...deal with it...politely request them from the OP...
I'ts not that much more effort.
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07 Jan 2010   #8
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
I made a suggestion to Brink earlier about having to have to fill in system specs before you're able to post on the site, as many users seem to be capable to give them on a thread but often need to be asked for them, and the point was made that many people might not bother with the site.

Perhaps something simple like a pop up reminder before they make their first post or something.

As for a spell checker, I use Firefox so it has one built in.

Glad you agree. You actually came up with a possible solution as I was just mouthing off a little.
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07 Jan 2010   #9
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I think you're right. I expected it to happen after Oct 22, It did get busy but then slowed down again.

Christmas was probably a big Windows 7 day....

BTW - You're doing a fine job Ziggy
Well thank you. I just try doing enough to keep me out of trouble.
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07 Jan 2010   #10
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
We had a lively discussion back a bit in The Gurus Lounge about this and came to the conclusion that as much as we wish, not even a majority of the new users are going to fill out the specs unless they are pounded over the head...we concluded that its a lot less stressful for all concerned to do as much as we can with what we have..
I appreciate it that you guys have been talking about it but you may need to look at it as a pro-active approach in helping to solve their computer problems.

A few questions or suggestions up front for new users could eliminate hundreds or even thousands of additional messages back and forth.

Do you have a laptop or a desktop system?
How much memory does your computer have?
Was your install an upgrade or a full clean install?
Can you spell cat?

I still would like to see a spell chickerrrrr.
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