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jamiebk wrote:Thanks TM...Vista is a total disater and really a piece of ill-conceived crap thrust upon computer users thanks to Mr.Gates lust for profit. When we bought a new laptop this Xmas for our daughter we ordered it through Dell and specified Windows XP because of the issues with Vista. Dell still sells XP-loaded gear, but you have to "design" your computer to get it. As you found out, there are huge compatbility problems with Vista.
jamiebk wrote:Good luck to you TM. I hope that they take care of your problems.
I have had three Dell computers now and can't say that I have had any real problems with them. I did have a R/W DVD drive go out on me, but it was a component that Dell stuck in there. I have heard a number of people had trouble with such drives. There are 2 lasers in them and the DVD laser went out. Anyway, your choices become pretty limited if you are looking for an XP system.
barfle wrote:I'm one of those geeks who always builds his own computers. I have a big tower that is running XP Pro, with DVD and CD burners in it, as well as two SATA drives and one IDE drive (not to mention a floppy drive).
My goal has always been to have as versatile a machine as possible. If I can find an 8-track player, I will install it.
Trumpetmaster wrote:...My concern is scanning... been told the printer they gave us with the new computer (when it was installed) should handle scanning...anyone familiar???
barfle wrote:Not directly. I have a scanner, but with the FIOS connection, I no longer have a phone line hookup and modem for faxing. There is a fax button on the scanner (I've had it for 7-8 years) but I've never used it. I have made copies from it through the computer to the printer, but faxing is soooooo last century.
Many printers include scanners these days. I'm sure it needs a program to run, as well as a driver, though. They should have been part of the printer package.
Shapley wrote:That sounds promising. I've never owned an HP computer. We have Dells at work and at home. I've only used their Tech Support once, and was not amused...
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