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Old 16 September 2009, 09:15   #1
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New Desktop PC

My new desktop PC will finally be arriving tonight, and I知 looking forward to getting it up and running as it should be a vast improvement on my current 5yr old Novatech special.
I致e gone for a Packard Bell with an Intel Core 2 Quad processor, 8Mb of Cache, 4096Mb of RAM and a 640GB Hard Disc.
The Graphics card will need updating in a few months time, but will be fine for now.

I don稚 mind admitting that despite having built my own machines in the past, I知 a little nervous about aspects of setting this one up.
I must be getting old.

I知 going to be using Vista for the first time.
I have a new wireless Modem/router to install for my Broadband.
I知 upgrading to Office 2007 from 2004.
I知 going Kaperski instead of Norton for the first time.
I have 1 normal and 4 POP3 email accounts currently running on Outlook Express and I need to migrate these to Windows mail.
I need to Rip Frontpage Express out of Office 2004.
I need to download another copy of Terrapin FTP to upload my websites to the hosting server.
I知 told my full studio version of Photoshop7 will work with Vista, but I知 keeping my fingers crossed.
Likewise with my older version of Autocad and my Raymarine navigation software.
But most of all I need to remember all my passwords.

Wish me luck, I知 sure there will be some help required over the next few days, and I値l probably be asking them during the day from work if I can稚 get the modem to work.

Nasher.
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Brace yourself for the comments from the Vista haters
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Vista grrrrrr , Im sure it will go well

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1. Raymarine software wont work with Vista. Try Navplanner?
2. If you use Word and incorporate photos in the text, nobody else (apart from Office 2007 users) will be able to read it, when you send it by e-mail. You need to "Save As" 10 diferent file types and suffixes before you find one your recipient can read.
3. I hope you are right about Photoshop. My version wouldnt run under Vista but I am not sure which version I was using.
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I'm sure you'll have great fun in finding out the hard way what the differences are between Vista and your old operating software

Be like losing your Virginity all over again

What happens if I push!

What happens if I pull!

I'm a little bit frustrated!

I'm very frustated!

Yes, I'm finally getting there!

No, that didn't work!

BINGO......I've hit the Jackpot.....This is really Cool!

Back to Square one again
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Too right - Vista is already DEAD - roll on Windows 7 - it's much better - in fact it has almost caught up with XP.............

And make sure you use the Ethernet cable to connect to your router - wireless should only be used when there is no other option!!!
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Oh and please don't use any disks that come with your router/modem - they are a nightmare - manual config is far better!!!
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Well so far I have Internet, all my email accounts, and Kaspersky.

Its only 1am so I think I'll give up for the night.

Codprawn.
The Router is Cabled up not wireless, and I did end up setting it up manualy.

Oh and by the way, I'm quite enjoying Vista, sort of makes sense with the way my brain works.

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Oh and by the way, I'm quite enjoying Vista, sort of makes sense with the way my brain works.
If ever there was a leading comment...

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Too right - just wait until he gets the BSOD - try telling that to casualty!!!
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