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Windows 7: Why did you get into computer?

13 Apr 2010   #21
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I got tired of preparing invoices manually and purchased a Commodore PET...the rest is history... Wish I still had it!


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13 Apr 2010   #22
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jcgriff2 View Post
I didn't get into computers, computers go to me first - only since late 2007, when I saw my very first BSOD, took the system in for repair, go it back and it BSOD'd itself to death more frequently than before. I dove into Vista head first and solved the BSOD. Started posting in Jan 2008... the rest is history.

jcgriff2

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That is a fine example of an inquiring mind + willingness to delve and learn derived from a specific and driven need negates long term usage as prerequisite for acknowledged 'experience'.

(Nor does that render long term experience as superfluous )
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13 Apr 2010   #23
Duke of Alinor

Win7 32 / 64 and XP 32 / 64 (on various other computers as well)
 
 

My job is years of boredom interspersed with moments of start terror.
I live in Silicon Valley and so when the Altair came out it was a natural time sink. Unfortunately I have always been better with hardware than software, which is why I need to be here.
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13 Apr 2010   #24
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duke of Alinor View Post
My job is years of boredom interspersed with moments of start terror.
I live in Silicon Valley and so when the Altair came out it was a natural time sink. Unfortunately I have always been better with hardware than software, which is why I need to be here.
Another s-100 graduate! Excellent.
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13 Apr 2010   #25
Wandering Flame

Vista
 
 

Because it's the best thing to use for me. Also people are pretty much forced to use it everyday for the sheer convenience of it.
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13 Apr 2010   #26
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I had to stay one step ahead of my kids.

Got hooked on cleaning up nasty computer infections ...so I had to learn the ins and outs in order to become a 'geek mom'.
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13 Apr 2010   #27
jeffro75

Windows 10 Pro 64bit
 
 

I started with computers when I took a course while in high school to learn how to program on an IBM 360 back in 1974. The course was held at a local university and instantly became hooked. Bought an Atari when they first came out and eventually migrated to an IBM personal computer a few years later. Owned a PC ever since.
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13 Apr 2010   #28
sergiogarcia9

 

Fun story actually;
I first got really into computers a few years back, i have used Computers almost all my life, but never really known much about them, till about 2 years ago. I joined SF, and installed the Windows 7 Build 6801, and then learned and learned from other members here and from own experience/trying myself.
Now i know how to make graphical material, setup a computer, build a PC, website coding, OS modifying with themes, custom wmp skins, custom dll's etc.
I learned a lot from the members at SF, and for that i'm grateful
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13 Apr 2010   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Around Christmas 2007 I was bored so I purchased my first ever PC, I barely knew how to turn it on, fortunately I found VistaForums a month later, I've learned a few things so far.
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13 Apr 2010   #30
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Around Christmas 2007 I was bored so I purchased my first ever PC, I barely knew how to turn it on, fortunately I found VistaForums a month later, I've learned a few things so far.
I guess there are a few of us that didn't grow up with them around all the time.
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