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Windows 7: new posters are rarely posting useful system specs

08 May 2017   #1
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 
new posters are rarely posting useful system specs

Seems like way too many new posters have something like "win7 x64" as the totality of their specs. Just wanted to start a discussion on how to improve this.

Brink has posted a tutorial on how to use CyberZeus' tool to make it easy to fill out one's specs automatically if you use IE, and manually otherwise. But so many new posters are just not doing it. My guess is not many people are using IE and people just do not want to go through the effort of the manual method? Or perhaps do we need a more forceful statement at registration to motivate people to fill out their specs? What does everyone think?


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08 May 2017   #2
z3r010

 

IE use here is around 10% and falling.


We've tried all kinds of things over the years and there is no solution, the more info you try to force at registration the lower registration rates go, currently we ask for a lot of info but only a few things are required.
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08 May 2017   #3
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

It's a common problem on pretty much every Forum of people not giving enough info on their equipment. A lot of times it's because English is a second or third language for the poster. Sometimes I think some people are ashamed of their Rig when there's no reason for that. I do agree that there should be a minimum amount of Date required before anyone attempts to give help.

Personally I'm finally down from 19 desktops to only 5 now along with My Beloved G780 "Gremlin" and a couple of tablets and the phones. I multi-boot most of the PCs, but My personal "Daily Driver" is Win 8.1 so that's the only thing I posted.
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08 May 2017   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, pretty much all we can do is ask the OP to provide the needed information for us to be able to help.
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08 May 2017   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I can't remember, does the system stats allow for more than one computer? Let's say on Monday - it is laptop A; Wednesday - it is laptop B. Meaning we have to type in full stats every time we enter another computer into the threads, and we lose all the info on the earlier computer.
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08 May 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
One can use the Other Information area for a second machine
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Otherwise all a forum can do is make it an option to be able to enter system spec's many forums don't go that far


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08 May 2017   #7
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Was thinking that we might give posters a second option for specs - 1) normal full system specs that go in your profile if you anticipate being a regular on sevenforums (which is our current mode), and 2) brief/easy/cut-n-paste into your one post method which would give only win7 version, ram, cpu, motherboard, and hard drive. I looked around today for a tool that would produce an abbreviated summary like that, but found nothing. All system spec tools appear to produce 20 or more line items, so not sure that would work.
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08 May 2017   #8
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bat 1 View Post
Sometimes I think some people are ashamed of their Rig when there's no reason for that.
My own rig is made up of some ancient parts. I do realize that it's not current anymore, so I no longer have any cause to brag. There's still plenty of horsepower under the hood for my purposes though.

I've noticed that on hardware forums, everyone seems proud to post their rigs' specs. Perhaps because this is a Windows OS forum, newer users don't realize the need to mention hardware or do not know why or how it interacts with the OS.
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08 May 2017   #9
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
Perhaps because this is a Windows OS forum, newer users don't realize the need to mention hardware or do not know why or how it interacts with the OS.
Excellent point. Everyone assumes that since their hardware has been working fine for years, surely their issue has nothing to do with hardware.
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09 May 2017   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As Shawn has said, if the OP does not let us know what hardware is involved in their particular case, all we can do is ask in a polite manner

I`ve always thought to myself that this is a Windows 7 forum and not a particular PC or hardware forum, but we do what we can.

I`m just disappointed when someone comes along and has a question about some piece of hardware when they haven`t even contacted the manufacture yet, or even googled the issue.
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