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02 Jan 2011   #21
Chiumiento

 

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Please give me a link to go to where It brings me to the exact page I need to be to down load the files to make my own windows 7 installation disk please. That is all I want. I want to be able to make the disk. I also want to be able to download any edition of windows I want to.
Typically, you BUY Windows. Comes in a Green (Home Premium), Blue (Professional), or Black (Ultimate) package. Has discs in it. You run those discs.
Yes I know that part. But obviously I do not have them or the money to buy them. But thanks. I take it that part of it is useless. Then I can forget about clean install. Guess I am just going to suck it up.

I do not mean any disrespect to anyone here. But when I ask a question. I just want a straight forward answer. Not that I need one to the clean install. I get that one. It is useless for me to try it.

I do not need someone to tell me something that is very obvious. If I had the Installation disks. Now I do not think I would have asked that question in the first place. Nor would I have asked how I can do a clean install with a computer that did not come with any Windows 7 disks and I do not have the money to buy them. I think the buying almost 500 dollars in disks to make them all into one CD just to have them to do a clean install on my $500 PC would be a little out of the question. I think I would have just either made a $1000 PC. Or bought a $1000 computer. And would not have any questions about it's performance or anything at all. I do not know if anyone would have thought of this. But I bought a budget desktop for a reason.


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02 Jan 2011   #22
Chiumiento

 

I know I am not the smartest person ever. But I am trying to learn very hard. I have no one to teach me at all. I sit on my computer for hours on end. Just searching and reading. Not only for my computer. But I plan on working on them someday. So I am doing what I can with what I have. I am not joking when I say I stare at my screen for so long at night. I have no choice but to go to bed after so much reading and writing from asking questions. Because I have a headache. I do not know much. But everything I do know if because of what I am doing right now. and as you see because of what I have been doing. I sit here and ask and read and wait. And ask some more. I am doing what I can with what I have. I really love computers. They are what I am going to do for work. One way or another. This is what I want. This is what I will get. I do not have any schooling. I have not even a GED. Though I am in the process of trying to get mine. While I do this. I sit here and read and write. I would really apreciate it if I would not get treated like a dumb A$$. Sorry. But it really lowers my already extremely low self esteem. I come from nothing and have nothing. I can bareley pay my internet bill. Actualy I do not even pay it. My girl friend does. SO I feel even more Loserish. Point being. That I am on here asking you guys all this. To yes learn and maybe make my computer better. But for the most part. I am doing this for me and my girl and the baby. I plan to work on PC's someday. And while I am jobless. I am going to make the most of what I can with what I have. So I am on here asking away. So I can maybe just put a dumb ad in the news paper and maybe work on some local computers just doing basic stuff. Like clean installs. Maybe just even doing full recovery's. For people who do not know how. But do not have the money to go pay geek squad 100 to 300 dollars to do it. I will do it and show them how to in the process for $50. I figure I can make a little money from doing it. All the while learning just a little in the process. I whole idea is to learn as much as possible.

All I am asking is to please help me. If not please do not try and make me feel any dumber than I already do.
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02 Jan 2011   #23
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
All I am asking is to please help me.
You are putting carts before horses.

Help you do what, SPECIFICALLY? I say, SPECIFICALLY.

About all you have stated in this thread is that you want to get rid of some applications, but you don't know which ones.

Why would you want to do that??

What harm are they causing you?

What is it that you cannot do that think you could do if you deleted a bunch of applications?

As far as we know, your PC is performing very well and you have no problems---other than that you want to delete applications for reasons known only to you.

No one on this forum is likely to wade through the 60 or 80 applications you have to find out what they all do. Even if they did, who is to say you wouldn't need the application? But the applications are largely harmless anyway, although you want to delete them--for reasons known only to you.

If I were in your shoes, wanting to learn about PCs, I would:

1: Go into my closet and find some stuff I could sell for $100.

2: Sell that stuff

3: Go buy Windows

4: Install Windows and then install other applications ONLY as necessary. Your PC knowledge will gradually build from that point as you read and research.

The alternatives to that are to do nothing at all or research the unnecessary applications you seem to think you have--both of which you seem unwilling to do. So you are painted into a corner. As it is now, you want to tinker, but you are fearful of tinkering as well.

Near-terminal frustration is part of the process. We all went through it at one time.
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03 Jan 2011   #24
Chiumiento

 

Does anyone know of a good video card that does not cost a lot. I am looking for a graphics card that will let me play X-Box games on my computer.Also I am looking to try and hook up multiple screens. I only have 1 screen that has HDMI though. The rest of my screens have I do not have much money. SO I could not spend over &150.00 Really if there was a way I could get a $100.00 graphics card. That would work just fine would be even better. But I have been looking at a lot of cards that are around $150.00 They look like they would get the job done for me. I looked up the WEI and the one I was looking at. It was a 7.3. That was a lot higher than I was expecting to get for a card in my price range. I am just wondering if anyone has any recommendations. I think I would like to stick to Radeon. My computer has an integrated Radeon it it. I know I could use a Nividea if I wanted. I just do not want to. I was told that I could get a Nividea card that gave me the same performance as a 5770 for less than I would pay for the 5770.
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04 Jan 2011   #25
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Does anyone know of a good video card that does not cost a lot. I am looking for a graphics card that will let me play X-Box games on my computer.Also I am looking to try and hook up multiple screens. I only have 1 screen that has HDMI though. The rest of my screens have I do not have much money. SO I could not spend over &150.00 Really if there was a way I could get a $100.00 graphics card. That would work just fine would be even better. But I have been looking at a lot of cards that are around $150.00 They look like they would get the job done for me. I looked up the WEI and the one I was looking at. It was a 7.3. That was a lot higher than I was expecting to get for a card in my price range. I am just wondering if anyone has any recommendations. I think I would like to stick to Radeon. My computer has an integrated Radeon it it. I know I could use a Nividea if I wanted. I just do not want to. I was told that I could get a Nividea card that gave me the same performance as a 5770 for less than I would pay for the 5770.
X-Box games... are we talking emulation? Every time I see that I get confused. Graphics cards aren't really rated on their ability to play console games. :S

Radeon 5670, 5770, nVidia GTS 450, 460. My recommendations.

And for monitors, the HP S2031 is a nice 20" LCD that runs around $120 USD.
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04 Jan 2011   #26
Chiumiento

 

X-Box games... are we talking emulation? Every time I see that I get confused. Graphics cards aren't really rated on their ability to play console games. :S

Radeon 5670, 5770, nVidia GTS 450, 460. My recommendations.

And for monitors, the HP S2031 is a nice 20" LCD that runs around $120 USD.[/QUOTE]

Honestly I am not even sure how exactly you do play X-Box games on a PC. But I do know that you can. Microsoft makes both X-Box and Windows. SO I know it can be done. I have seen a friend do it. But I never actually have done it my self. So I do not know exactly how it works. What I want I guess is A card that I do not have to worry about having problems doing just about anything. Do you think that the 5770 is a good enough card that I could do anything I would want to and not worry about having any difficulties? That is what I want. I want to not have to worry about having trouble with anything. But I am not entirely sure that I can get a card good enough for 150. But I have seen that the 5770 is rated at like 7.3 in the WEI. SO then again I was maybe thinking it would let me do just about anything. I would like to hear what you think about both Radeon's you mentioned. Do you think could get away with using the 5670?
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04 Jan 2011   #27
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well when you say "anything", no, it won't do ANYTHING. The 5770 will get you medium to high quality on 90% of games and medium at best on the high end games like Crysis. If you want to play a game that you see on xbox 360, go find it's PC counterpart and do that. If it's a Games for Windows game, you can use your G4W Live account and some games will allow you to play online cross platform. I know my copy of Halo 2 does it.
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16 Jan 2011   #28
Chiumiento

 

I would like to get a graphics card that is like this one. But I am not sure if this one will fit into my computer. I can not seem to find the size of it anywhere. But if someone could help me with this. I would be greatly appreciated. I want a graphics card as good as this one. But no cheaper. I love this card. I like the EYEFINITY and the Pre Overclocked part. I really want this card. But am not sure if it will fit. So if not is there any other card as good as this one that would fit. I only have about 9 inches. No more than 9 inches.

Here is the card I am talking about that I really like.

Newegg.com - HIS IceQ 5 H577QT1GD Radeon HD 5770 Turbo 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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16 Jan 2011   #29
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
I would like to get a graphics card that is like this one. But I am not sure if this one will fit into my computer. I can not seem to find the size of it anywhere. But if someone could help me with this. I would be greatly appreciated. I want a graphics card as good as this one. But no cheaper. I love this card. I like the EYEFINITY and the Pre Overclocked part. I really want this card. But am not sure if it will fit. So if not is there any other card as good as this one that would fit. I only have about 9 inches. No more than 9 inches.

Here is the card I am talking about that I really like.

Newegg.com - HIS IceQ 5 H577QT1GD Radeon HD 5770 Turbo 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
It's about 9 or so inches long. It's the same length as my 6850. It'll be a tight fit but it should work for you.
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16 Jan 2011   #30
Chiumiento

 

That is great. I was just looking. I almost think I might have a little more space. But I am not honestly sure. I forgot what I measured my motherboard when I checked it last.
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