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    Especially so if it was a low spec machine even when it was new.
    A friend of mine has a Dell of about the same vintage. It takes about 15 minutes to boot-up.
    She has so many crap programs installed that are set to startup at boot time and the bare minimum memory, so the the machine spends 99% of the time paging memory in and out of the swap file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphlsasser View Post

    I operate an English school at my house and that's why it's so important that I have a computer. I don't think a tablet would work in my situation. But, it sounds like you've got a fair deal.
    Sounds like you should just get a new desktop computer. Getting 7 years out of the old one is pretty good. I know naught about desktops. If you have one them Banana IT shops nearby let them set you up they seem to have some of the best deals, and the guys reasonably competent and knowledgeable.

    For the aircard determine which company carries the best signal were you are and subscribe to a 3G plan. I've tried them all and find the TrueMove to be best for speed. I was lucky that they just put a new tower up not far from my house in the village.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    What does you're printer have to do with your aircard Ralph?
    What is actually slow? Your internet, or your computer with regular applications?

    Computer specs? Processor? Ram?
    Operating system?
    Solid state shit does wear out and 9 years for a pc is pretty good....
    I ask the same question and the shop told me,"because you download from the internet, the signal is slow." I told him,"yes, but once it's downloaded, the printer should print." All I got was the deer in the headlights look.
    Sorry, you're asking questions about my computer that I have no idea what you're talking about or where to find them. As I said, I'm a complete dummmy about computers. Thanks to all the advice and suggestions, I'm going to check around all of them and do what ever I need to do even if it's replace the computer. Something I really didn't want to do.

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    calling all computer geeks

    Thanks guys for all your assistance,suggestions, and comments. I knew by asking a question that I could get the information I need on TD.
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    There is something we shouldn't forget .. when software and hardware are designed there just has to be a target market, that's business. They need to know what the target computer's essentials might be. Will their product run on enough machines to warrant production and marketing.

    No doubt anybody, let's say with a two-year-old computer, might buy the product/software/game this year but not next year, because as his machine is quickly becoming marginal, the new product's development and distribution never slow down - the programs and hardware never get slower (less demanding), they always get faster (more demanding).

    Once your computer is too old to be a target of the product you can bet it won't be the target of any new product. You're an antique.

    Games are a great example. If you have a 2006 computer that was hot shit back in its day, there are very few games made in 07, 08, 09 + that will work well on your rig. Games became much more detailed and realistic, huge and power-hungry -- you're a limp dick if your stuff is two-three years old.

    Same with DVD videos, the content is gigantic, bigger than the average hard drive not that long ago. Nothing worse than watching something visual and lovely suffering from lagging and blinking off and on. That shit makes my crazy! I have no choice but to keep up with the developers, they have me (us) by the balls.

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    a desktop computer can last 10 years easy,

    for gamers, that's another issue, they need constant improvement to keep up with the silly game industry, that's how they are getting milked, like apple, great market for suckers and fools

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphlsasser
    I ask the same question and the shop told me,"because you download from the internet, the signal is slow." I told him,"yes, but once it's downloaded, the printer should print." All I got was the deer in the headlights look.
    Sorry, you're asking questions about my computer that I have no idea what you're talking about or where to find them. As I said, I'm a complete dummmy about computers. Thanks to all the advice and suggestions, I'm going to check around all of them and do what ever I need to do even if it's replace the computer. Something I really didn't want to do.
    it's hard to detect what's wrong with your PC over a forum, even for tech experts. It's probably nothing, some silly apps slowing down everything or some virus. The majority of people buy new ones instead of fixing them because there is no competent computer repair man who want to spend time fixing those.

    Like a good car mechanic, a good computer repair guy will be expensive. Why pay 150 EUR for 3 hours to fix your PC, when you can buy a new one for that much. That's basically the mentality these days. If cars were that cheap, it would be the same, we would throw them away instead of fixing them.

    In your case, because you don't have knowledge of PC, and don't have access to competent PC support, I would suggest dumping your machine and buy an iPad or an Android tab instead.

    99% of people don't need a PC these days, when an iPad or a tablet can achieve 100% of the tasks they used to perform on a PC. This could also explain the crash in volume for shipping PCs this year.

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