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Re: Computer Maintenance Software

Gene
 

CCleaner has a registry cleaner but you don't have to use it. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

CCleaner is a dangerous tool, heartily disrecommended by Microsoft. In
this day and age, Registry cleaners have no real purpose any more. The
amount of space taken up by keys you don't need, and the amount of time
taken to search through those unneded keys and values is less than
negligible.


On 11/1/2019 7:49 AM, Samuel Wilkins wrote:
> Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone could recommend an
> accessible computer Maintenance software.  I used to use Glarysoft but
> that isn't accessible.  I've heard that C Cleaner might be accessible,
> can anyone confirm this, and if not, is there a better one available? 
> Thank you.
>



Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Monte Single
 

I have been using a 120 gig ss drive on this pc for almost 7 years. I have a 2 tb drive for storage.
Every month or so I move everything I want to keep from my downloads folder on the ss drive to the storage drive; I have had no problems with this set up.
Using win 7 pro, nvda full suite of office applickiations, ocr programs, and lots of other apps.
Yes, a 500 gig ss drive is nice, but is not necessary if financial restraints are to be considered.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: November-01-19 4:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research,
I was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure
I would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that
would allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.



















Re: Computer Maintenance Software

Steve Matzura
 

CCleaner is a dangerous tool, heartily disrecommended by Microsoft. In this day and age, Registry cleaners have no real purpose any more. The amount of space taken up by keys you don't need, and the amount of time taken to search through those unneded keys and values is less than negligible.

On 11/1/2019 7:49 AM, Samuel Wilkins wrote:
Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone could recommend an accessible computer Maintenance software.  I used to use Glarysoft but that isn't accessible.  I've heard that C Cleaner might be accessible, can anyone confirm this, and if not, is there a better one available?  Thank you.


Re: Computer Maintenance Software

Brian Zolo <bzolo@...>
 

Hey there, Samuel, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio. I'm using glary utilities pro and it works quite well with jaws 2019. BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Samuel Wilkins
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 7:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone could recommend an accessible computer Maintenance software. I used to use Glarysoft but that isn't accessible. I've heard that C Cleaner might be accessible, can anyone confirm this, and if not, is there a better one available? Thank you.

--
Regards,

Samuel Wilkins


Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Mary Smith <ms0815@...>
 

Hi James, all of the xps systems I'm looking at are built with 1 tb drives, 7200 rpm. Some of the configurations are built with 256 gb ssd's as the boot drive, the mechanical drive is used for storage. A 512 drive sounds nice but would raise the price considerably.

On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:

I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable
Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I
was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I
would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would
allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.





















Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James Bentley
 

I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable
Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I
was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I
would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would
allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.



















Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

iram shabbir
 


absolutely. i agree with gene. though i am  not a techy person like u. i purchase a new laptop in 2013 latest model of del at that time. it has 1 t bstorage capacity. and where ever i want i bring it with me. and i can listen a book even i am on bed. regards 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 12:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

I haven't used a machine with a SSD but I think the answer of whether someone would benefit depends on the answers to the following questions and perhaps others I haven't thought of, but I would think these are the main ones.
 
How much more does an equivalent machine cost with both drives?
Another question is how do you use the computer?  I can see where someone would save a significant amount of time if they do things that require a lot of disk activity such as converting audio files to different formats or recording and saving a lot of files in a compressed format that, I would think, would take longer with a mechanical drive.  So do you anticipate doing disk intensive activities often enough to pay whatever the higher cost of the computer might be? 
 
I'm presenting the following as points of discussion. 
 
I don't care if programs open faster.  And as far as boot time, there are ways to get very fast boots using a mechanical hard drive, such as using sleep instead of shutting down.  You should reboot after awhile but using something like sleep mostly eliminates long boot times. 
 
Where speed might be nice is in opening web pages.  I don't know how much increased speed you might get but that is something for further discussion.  I don't care, myself.  If I'm going to spend two or five or ten minutes reading something, I don't care if the page opens in three or four seconds, as some do on my mechanical drive machine, or perhaps in one second. I don't know if that much time would be saved, but I don't care about such savings.  You may. 
 
In short, I don't think there is a right or wrong answer.  I think it depends on what the person cares about and how the computer is used and what the cost difference is.
 
Gene 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 11:50 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some
manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For
example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive
and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether
it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase
something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.







Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

chris judge
 

To be honest I'm not sure what the difference is. I had mine upgraded. It originally came with a 256 sshd and a 1 tb mechanical drive. I upgraded to a 512 sshd and a 2 tb mechanical drive.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 2:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Chris, I was actually looking at the xps 8930. I notice that there is a tower edition and a special edition. Which one of these did you purchase?


On 11/1/2019 1:17 PM, chris judge wrote:
Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.











Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Mary Smith <ms0815@...>
 

Gene, these are really good questions. I do a bit of intensive tasks such as file conversions. Like you, I'm not concerned about how long its going to take to open a web page or a document. I'm going to compare the cost of a couple different systems just to get a sense of the price difference.


On 11/1/2019 3:20 PM, Gene wrote:

I haven't used a machine with a SSD but I think the answer of whether someone would benefit depends on the answers to the following questions and perhaps others I haven't thought of, but I would think these are the main ones.
 
How much more does an equivalent machine cost with both drives?
Another question is how do you use the computer?  I can see where someone would save a significant amount of time if they do things that require a lot of disk activity such as converting audio files to different formats or recording and saving a lot of files in a compressed format that, I would think, would take longer with a mechanical drive.  So do you anticipate doing disk intensive activities often enough to pay whatever the higher cost of the computer might be? 
 
I'm presenting the following as points of discussion. 
 
I don't care if programs open faster.  And as far as boot time, there are ways to get very fast boots using a mechanical hard drive, such as using sleep instead of shutting down.  You should reboot after awhile but using something like sleep mostly eliminates long boot times. 
 
Where speed might be nice is in opening web pages.  I don't know how much increased speed you might get but that is something for further discussion.  I don't care, myself.  If I'm going to spend two or five or ten minutes reading something, I don't care if the page opens in three or four seconds, as some do on my mechanical drive machine, or perhaps in one second. I don't know if that much time would be saved, but I don't care about such savings.  You may. 
 
In short, I don't think there is a right or wrong answer.  I think it depends on what the person cares about and how the computer is used and what the cost difference is.
 
Gene 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 11:50 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some
manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For
example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive
and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether
it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase
something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.







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Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Gene
 

I haven't used a machine with a SSD but I think the answer of whether someone would benefit depends on the answers to the following questions and perhaps others I haven't thought of, but I would think these are the main ones.
 
How much more does an equivalent machine cost with both drives?
Another question is how do you use the computer?  I can see where someone would save a significant amount of time if they do things that require a lot of disk activity such as converting audio files to different formats or recording and saving a lot of files in a compressed format that, I would think, would take longer with a mechanical drive.  So do you anticipate doing disk intensive activities often enough to pay whatever the higher cost of the computer might be? 
 
I'm presenting the following as points of discussion. 
 
I don't care if programs open faster.  And as far as boot time, there are ways to get very fast boots using a mechanical hard drive, such as using sleep instead of shutting down.  You should reboot after awhile but using something like sleep mostly eliminates long boot times. 
 
Where speed might be nice is in opening web pages.  I don't know how much increased speed you might get but that is something for further discussion.  I don't care, myself.  If I'm going to spend two or five or ten minutes reading something, I don't care if the page opens in three or four seconds, as some do on my mechanical drive machine, or perhaps in one second. I don't know if that much time would be saved, but I don't care about such savings.  You may. 
 
In short, I don't think there is a right or wrong answer.  I think it depends on what the person cares about and how the computer is used and what the cost difference is.
 
Gene 
----- Original Message -----

From: Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 11:50 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some
manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For
example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive
and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether
it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase
something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.







Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Mary Smith <ms0815@...>
 

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable Dell machines.

On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I
was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I
would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would
allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.


















Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James Bentley
 

All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I
was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I
would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would
allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.















Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Mary Smith <ms0815@...>
 

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary. I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.

On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.














Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James Bentley
 

Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.


Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Mary Smith <ms0815@...>
 

Hi Chris, I was actually looking at the xps 8930. I notice that there is a tower edition and a special edition. Which one of these did you purchase?

On 11/1/2019 1:17 PM, chris judge wrote:
Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.










Re: Computer Maintenance Software

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Samuel,
 
See if the below notes will help you with CCleaner:
 Original Message
From: David Ingram
I'm writing to see if anyone has had success using jaws versions 16 to 2019 with CCleaner and what were the results.  I'm currently trying to use c cleaner
with jaws version 16 but the problem is nothing seems to happen when I press enter on any of the buttons.  I'd also like to label these buttons.  Does
anyone have any suggestions as to how I should proceed.  The version of jaws i'm using is 16.
David
From: dennis
Using jaws 16 and the latest version of cleaner. if you wan't to use it like the old versions, after you press enter to open cleaner, tab once and that
is the custom button. hit the spacebar on that. that will open cleaner in the old looking form.  Using jaws 2019 opperates the same way.  Also, make sure
the screen is maximized.  Hope this helps.
Dennis
 
From: Debbie April Yuille
Hi David
 
With the latest JAWS, try creating a new settings centre file for CCleaner then set MSA mode to advanced. This works for me. I'm able to check and uncheck
buttons.
Debbie
 
Below are some steps I typed up for navigating the newer versions of CCleaner with JAWS.  Since CCleaner and JAWS works fine with the, Windows tab, scan
then the navigation starts getting weird, the steps below start after scanning the Windows tab.
Note:  These may not be exact but, are very close and should get you by.
1. After you run a scan of the Windows tab, you can use your finger gymnastics in 2 ways to scan the Applications tab.
A. After the Windows tab scan is finished tab until you come to the Windows tab again, now switch to the, Touch cursor, Shift + Numpad Plus, now right
arrow and then left arrow to highlight the Apllication tab and press enter to select it.  Turn off the Touch cursor by tapping the Numpad Plus key twice
quickly.  Press, Alt + R, to start the scan.
B. After the Windows tab scan is finished switch to the Touch cursor, left arrow several times to the Applications tab and press enter to select.  Now,
turn the Touch cursor off and press, Alt + R, to scan.
Note: The Touch  cursor is mostly used to navigate after the Windows tab scan.
2. If you are scanning the Registry, after the Applications scan is completed press, Alt + G, to start the scan of the registry.
3. After the registry scan is completed, Shift + Tab to the list of found items, pay attention to how many items were found, you can arrow up & down this
list to uncheck any items you don't want removed or press, Control + A, to select all, tab to the delete selected items, or whatever it's called, and press
enter to start the cleaning.  You will get a dialogue asking if you wannt to save a copy of the registry before the cleaning so press, Alt + Y, to save,
press the spacebar on the confirmation dialogue now the registry cleaning process starts and it only takes a second or so.  After the cleaning is finished
now, if you route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor you can arrow up 1 time to hear how many items wer found and how many were cleaned.  For example, if
20 items were found but, you unchecked 5 of them you should hear, 15 / 20, meaning 15 of the 20 items were cleaned.  If you slected them all you should
hear, 20 / 20, meaning 20 of 20 items were cleaned.
Note: The copy of the saved registry file should be in your Documents folder.  This is a copy of the registry before it's cleaned so, if there's a problem
after the cleaning you can restore your registry with this saved file.
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Rams!
Every man should marry.  After all, happiness is not the only thing in life.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 4:49 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone could recommend an accessible
computer Maintenance software. I used to use Glarysoft but that isn't
accessible. I've heard that C Cleaner might be accessible, can anyone
confirm this, and if not, is there a better one available? Thank you.

--
Regards,

Samuel Wilkins




Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

chris judge
 

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.


Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Mary Smith <ms0815@...>
 

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop. I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.


Re: sharing a dropbox

Troy Burnham
 

Gene,

Yes he sent me a message with a link in it that I clicked on, or more correctly the site probably sent it, and it was trial and error from there so I'm not sure now what ended up working but I thought that I did hear at one time that I was successful accepting the invite. I haven't been able to find the new dropbox though, and my dropbox account was created with my road runner address but the invitation was sent to my gmail address, so I'm going to have my friend send the invitation to my road runner address and see if things go a bit smoother.

I have accepted invitations in the past but it's been a while and I was likely lucky that it went so easily before.

Troy



On 10/31/2019 6:20 PM, Gene wrote:
First, what exactly, is the procedure your friend and you used?  The shared folder should be in your Dropbox folder.  Evidently, that is what you mean by on your desktop.  If it isn't there, we need to know exactly what your friend did and what you did.  Did you receive a message with a link?  I don't recall the procedure after that; I've almost never done it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:11 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] sharing a dropbox

Hi all,

A friend wants to share a dropbox with me. Does he need to send the
invite to the same e-mail address that I signed up for my dropbox
account with? Or, if he sends the invite to a different address is there
any way for me to accept the invitation and have the box shown in the
same list as all of my other shared dropboxes that I have with other people?

Troy




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