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Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James Bentley
 

Here is a link and an excerpt from Amazon:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R8WJMW6/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Product description
Style:PC only | Configuration:12GB DDR4, 512GB SSD
Acer Aspire TC-885-UA92 Desktop PC comes with these specs: 9th Generation Intel Core i5-9400 Processor 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology up to 4.1GHz, Windows 10 Home, 12GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM Memory, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 8X DVD-Writer Double-Layer Drive (DVD-RW), 512GB SSD, High-Def Audio with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound Support, 1 - USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 port (up to 10 Gbps) (Front), 1 - USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port (Front), 2 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (Rear), 4 - USB 2.0 Ports (Rear), 2 - HDMI Ports (Rear), 1 - VGA Port (Rear), 802.11ac WiFi, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 Port), Bluetooth 5.0, 300W Power Supply, USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse, 17.2 lbs. | 7.8 kg (system unit only), 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll Free Tech Support (DT.BAPAA.031, DT.BDGAA.002). Wireless LAN Standard - IEEE 802.11ac

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

What processor comes with this pc?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: November-02-19 4:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



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

Monte Single
 

What processor comes with this pc?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: November-02-19 4:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



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: how do you put sounds on the computer?

James Bentley
 

Hello,

I believe that this sound will need to be in .wav format.

Go in to your run menu by typing alt+r and type the word:
media
then, hit enter.

Arrow around inside there but all of your Window media sounds are in there. You can just paste your own .wav file in there. The next time that you go to Windows sounds, you will see your own file just waiting for you to assign it to your recycle bin or wherever you want it.

Cheers,

James Bentley

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of angelsonsAna
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 6:12 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how do you put sounds on the computer?

Hello there, I have an old sound that I saved and I wanted to save it
for my recycle been I wonder how I would put it on my windows ten
computer? I would love it if someone could help. Thanks so much.

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carbohydrate gram counter app?

Kay Malmquist
 

Hi all,
Does anyone here know of an accessible carbohydrate gram counting app?  I have an old Braille Dr. Atkins 2 volume book that is a pretty good reference, but I'd rather have an app on the iPhone if at all possible.  Any thoughts?  Thanks much.
 
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Re: how do you put sounds on the computer?

Steve Matzura
 

I don't even understand what it is you are asking. What do you mean by "save it for my Recycle Bin?" The Recycle Bin isn't something you save things for. It's what you put things into to make them go away all at once. The only possibility of which I can think that would answer your question is, are you asking about the sound Windows makes when the Recycle Bin is emptied? If so, that I can answer.


1. Open Settings (Windows Key plus I).

2. In the edit field, type theme and press Down Arrow until you find "Themes and Related Settings," then press ENTER.

3. Tab through the dialog until you find "Sounds Windows Default" and activate the control.

4. Tab through the dialog until you find the list of sound themes. Most people only have two--no sound, and Windows Default. Let's assume you have this configuration, so use your vertical arrow keys to select Windows Default and press TAB.

5. You are now in a tree view that displays all the events in Windows 10 to which a sound can be assigned. Choose the one for which you want to assign your own special sound and press TAB twice. The reason you have to press TAB twice is because the first tab will always land on a checkbox to tell Windows whether you want to hear a startup sound. The second tab is the name of the file in WAV format that is the sound you want to hear when your chosen event takes place.

6. If you can't find a sound in the list of available sounds, you can add your own. The next tab in this dialog is to a Browse button, which opens a standard File Explorer dialog to let you navigate to and choose the file you want to use for the chosen event. After you do this, the newly added sound file will appear in the list of available sounds discussed earlier. Just remember that if you take your special sound file away from wherever you told Windows to find it, not only will that sound not play the next time the particular event occurs, but you may get an error telling you that Windows can't find the file in question. I've never tried this, but this would be a logical behavior to expect from Windows.


Tip: You can place your WAV-format sound file(s) in C:\Windows\Media, making choosing a file a little easier/more convenient.


7. You can preview a sound for any event by tabbing to and activating the "Test" button.

8. When you're finished asigning sound files to events, you can tab to and activate the "Apply" button, then the OK button, or you can back-TAB to the "Save As" button and save your modified sound theme under a different name. To make your new sound theme the active sound theme, tab to the list of available themes, find yours, then tab to and activate the "OK" button to complete the process and close the dialog.


Hope this helps.

On 11/2/2019 7:12 AM, angelsonsAna wrote:
Hello there, I have an old sound that I saved and I wanted to save it for my recycle been I wonder how I would put it on my windows ten computer? I would love it if someone could help. Thanks so much.


Re: A puzzling Alexa observation

chris judge
 

I don’t think you can link a free spotify account with alexa. I could be mistaken but that is what I recall.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: November 1, 2019 10:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

 

There is a free version.  I don't think you can use it with Spotify, but those who know more may be able to give a definite answer.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 8:28 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

 

I am paying $10.59 a month for Spotify.  I believe that there is
a free version.


how do you put sounds on the computer?

 

Hello there, I have an old sound that I saved and I wanted to save it for my recycle been I wonder how I would put it on my windows ten computer? I would love it if someone could help. Thanks so much.

--
Please come and join us at angelsonges@groups.io


Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James Bentley
 

Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and
Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a
desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



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

Gerald Levy
 

Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald

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

Lenron
 

The computer with the SSD and a second drive for data is perfect. A
256 gb SSD should do you fine, it's kind of the sweet spot I think.
You could get a system with a 1 tb drive for data and just upgrade
that drive as you need.

On 11/1/19, Monte Single <mrsingle@sasktel.net> wrote:
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.




























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Re: Computer Maintenance Software

James Bentley
 

Thank you for this Mr. Mike…

 

James B

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 11:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

Howdy James,

 

Check out the article below the link to the article:

What Does CCleaner Do and Should You Use It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/172820/beginner-geek-what-does-ccleaner-do-and-should-you-use-it/
 
Beginner Geek: What Does CCleaner Do and Should You Use It?
 
ccleaner-scan
 
These days, it seems like every Windows user has heard about CCleaner. It’s widely recommended, online and offline. But what exactly does CCleaner do,
should
you use it — and how often?
 
CCleaner has two main uses. One, it scans for and deletes useless files, freeing up space. Two, it erases private data like your browsing history and list
of most recently opened files in various programs.
 
CCleaner is Disk Cleanup On Steroids
Windows includes a
Disk Cleanup tool,
although
it’s a bit hidden.
This tool frees up space on your hard drive by deleting useless files — old temporary files created by programs, temporary Internet files for Internet
Explorer, Windows error report logs, and more. You can run this tool at any time to free up disk space.
 
However, Disk Cleanup doesn’t go as far as it could. For example, while it can delete Internet Explorer’s cache files, it won’t touch cache files for other
browsers like Chrome and Firefox. It won’t delete the useless setup folders NVIDIA’s graphics driver installers create when you update your graphics drivers,
which can consume hundreds of megabytes each.
 
CCleaner does do these things and more. It takes the Disk Cleanup concept and runs with it, extending it to more data in Windows and third-party programs
that the Windows Disk Cleanup tool won’t touch.
 
Just select the types of data you want to delete, click the Analyze button, and look over the data CCleaner will delete. If you’re happy, click the Run
Cleaner button to actually delete the selected files. CCleaner will remember your choices for next time, so you can just open it and click the Run Cleaner
button in the future.
 
ccleaner
 
CCleaner Also Deletes Private Data
 
CCleaner has two main uses. It frees up disk space by deleting junk files and wipes out private usage data. For example, CCleaner will erase your browser
history, cookies, and cache files for any browsers you have installed — Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, even Opera. It will go beyond that, erasing
the cookie data stored by the Flash Player. It will even wipe out other potentially privacy-risking data, such as the list of recently opened file names
in Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, VLC media player, and other common Windows applications.
 
All of this is customizable, but CCleaner is set up to wipe out this data by default. Not only does CCleaner quickly wipe away useless temporary files,
it’s like a sort of computer-wide “Delete my history” feature that deletes more than just your browsing data. Of course, CCleaner doesn’t know about every
program you might use, so this will never be perfect.
 
Why Running CCleaner Every Day Could Slow Down Your Web Browsing
 
You could use CCleaner constantly, running it every day with the default settings. However, this would actually slow your computer down in real use. This
is because CCleaner is set up to delete your browser’s cache files by default.
 
Cache files are bits of web pages — images, scripts, stylesheets, HTML files, and more — that
your browser holds onto.
For example, when you visit How-To Geek, your browser downloads the How-To Geek logo that we display at the top of the page. It then saves this logo in
its cache. When you navigate to a different page on our website, your browser doesn’t have to download the logo image all over again — it just loads the
image from the browser’s local cache. Your web browser is constantly doing this with bits of different web pages, and it speeds up web page loading because
your browser doesn’t have to download the same files over and over.
 
However, if you were to constantly clear your browser’s cache, it would have to re-download the same files over and over. That means that clearing your
browser’s cache constantly is a bad idea for performance reasons — constantly emptying the cache means you lose the benefits of having one.
 
Of course, the cache can also be a privacy concern. Someone with access to your computer could inspect your browser’s cache files to see what websites
you’ve
been visiting, just as they could look at your browser history. This is why browsers don’t save cache files when you browse in private-browsing mode.
 
If you want to run CCleaner regularly and aren’t worried about people with access to your computer snooping on your browsing, you should disable the Internet
Cache-clearing options.
 
ccleaner-browser-cleaning-options
 
PC Cleaning Apps are a Scam: Here’s Why (and How to Speed Up Your PC)
PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil. The web is full of ads for applications that want to “clean your...
 [Read Article]
 
There’s a lot of snake oil out there — unscrupulous
“PC cleaning” programs
 that want to sell you an amazing solution that won’t actually work as advertised. So you should exercise caution when it comes to system tools, especially
ones that cost money.
 
However, occasionally cleaning temporary files — whether with CCleaner or the Disk Cleanup tool included with Windows — can help speed up your PC a bit.
Many geeks can attest to computers performing more quickly after they wiped away useless junk files, and
even Microsoft says
 “old cached and temporary files” can cause your computer to slow down.
 
cleaning-temporary-files-speeds-up-pc
 
Why this works is unclear — certainly, if your computer’s hard drive is very full, freeing up space will help it perform faster. If your computer has an
SSD,
that SSD will slow down as it fills up
 — so ensuring you don’t have lots of wasted space is a good idea. Some programs may be badly written and may choke when they have lots of temporary files,
antivirus software may insist on scanning the junk files and slowing things down, or Windows itself may have issues with a large amount of files for some
reason — we’re not completely sure why this is.
 
The short answer is that occasionally deleting useless temporary files can help your PC stay fast — who are we to argue with Microsoft, who insist that
this can help speed up your PC? — but you don’t have to run it constantly. Once a week should be more than enough, and even Disk Cleanup will do a lot
on its own.
 
If you have an old PC that you’ve never run CCleaner or even Disk Cleanup on, you should give it a go — you’ll likely free up a lot of space and may even
notice a performance improvement.
 
Choosing What to Clean
 
If you do end up using CCleaner, you can select the types of data you want it to remove from the Cleaner tab. The Windows section contains options for
cleaning
data included with Windows, while the Applications section contains cleaning options for third-party applications you have installed. Be sure to check
the Applications section — if you don’t want CCleaner constantly wiping your browser’s cache, you’ll need to disable that option there. CCleaner will also
wipe out all your website logins if you have it clear your browser’s cookies, which will force you to log into websites you use over and over.
 
ccleaner-third-party-apps-list
 
Advanced Stuff
 
CCleaner has a number of other advanced features, from managing your startup programs and locating duplicate files to securely wiping disks. You could
also
set CCleaner up to run automatically on a schedule. We’ve previously covered
using CCleaner’s more advanced features
 and setting
up a scheduled task to run CCleaner automatically.
 
Setup CCleaner to Automatically Run Each Night in Windows 7, Vista or XP
After writing the article yesterday about how to run CCleaner silently through a shortcut or a hotkey, many people expressed to me that they'd like to
know how to run it every single night on a schedule, so I'm writing that up for everybody's benefit.
 [Read Article]
CCleaner is the best Windows application for deleting temporary files and wiping out usage data. Everyone can benefit from occasionally cleaning up their
temporary files, so CCleaner is useful — although the Disk Cleanup tool included with Windows can do some of this on its own.
 

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 8:07 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

Hi,

 

If not the registrey, then what gets cleaned?

 

James B

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 6:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

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: A puzzling Alexa observation

Norma A. Boge
 

I purchase a lot of music from Amazon and I always download the album, sometimes on its own and sometimes with an autorip CD. Much more flexibility if I actually have a copy than to rely on a smart speaker. But, to each there own. Owning the MP3 files comes with 0 frustration when it comes to playback. Just sayin’.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

 

I have already purchased it. That does not solve the problem. 

 

I Have had so much trouble with getting my music to play as I want it that I guess I will have to burn my own CDS of the songs I want, as I used to make cassette tapes.

 

iTunes and now Amazon are getting too frustrating!

 

Thanks all.

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

 

I would suggest just purchasing the album.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:50 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

 

Thanks very much to all who are trying to help me!  However, I have to say, that telling her to “play the name of the song on the album or from the album, does not work.  She responds:

I can’t find . . .

And then she places the album first and then the song, even though I put them the other way around.

 

As to someone else’s suggestion, about this being an album only song.  Memory, by Barbra Streisand, is such a song and it plays with no problem.

 

Something I just tried that did not work is:

After I got the album playing and reached the song I wanted, I told it to add it to “My Music Library”.  However, then when I told her to play the song from my music library, she still said that she could not find it.

 

This happens to be a song I really like, and it is so frustrating to have to go through so many steps to get it to play, especially since it is clearly in the database.

 

Thanks very much for any suggestions

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donna
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:19 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

 

Have you tried requesting the song as follows...Alexa play -song name- from -name of album- from amazon music? Using these steps works for me, when there are various singers that sing the same song. Asking Alexa to play -song name- by -singer name- is hit or miss. 

 

Donna

 

Diane:

 

That shoots down my theory.

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Computer Maintenance Software

James Bentley
 

The reason that I ask, is just that I am always amazed at how many files are left after deleting a program.  It seems like the PC should run better if all of the junk files are cleaned up.  I have always avoided all clean up programs except for MS disk clean up.  I might consider  C Cleaner and just leave my registry alone.

 

Cheers,

 

James B

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 11:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

I've almost never used the program but it gets rid of temporary files.  I believe you can have it get rid of many other things, such as cookies.  I don't know if you can have it just get rid of certain kinds of cookies such as tracking cookies.  I expect others will provide more information.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 10:07 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

Hi,

 

If not the registrey, then what gets cleaned?

 

James B

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 6:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

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: Computer Maintenance Software

Mike B.
 


Howdy James,
 
Check out the article below the link to the article:
What Does CCleaner Do and Should You Use It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/172820/beginner-geek-what-does-ccleaner-do-and-should-you-use-it/
 
Beginner Geek: What Does CCleaner Do and Should You Use It?
 
ccleaner-scan
 
These days, it seems like every Windows user has heard about CCleaner. It’s widely recommended, online and offline. But what exactly does CCleaner do,
should
you use it — and how often?
 
CCleaner has two main uses. One, it scans for and deletes useless files, freeing up space. Two, it erases private data like your browsing history and list
of most recently opened files in various programs.
 
CCleaner is Disk Cleanup On Steroids
Windows includes a
Disk Cleanup tool,
although
it’s a bit hidden.
This tool frees up space on your hard drive by deleting useless files — old temporary files created by programs, temporary Internet files for Internet
Explorer, Windows error report logs, and more. You can run this tool at any time to free up disk space.
 
However, Disk Cleanup doesn’t go as far as it could. For example, while it can delete Internet Explorer’s cache files, it won’t touch cache files for other
browsers like Chrome and Firefox. It won’t delete the useless setup folders NVIDIA’s graphics driver installers create when you update your graphics drivers,
which can consume hundreds of megabytes each.
 
CCleaner does do these things and more. It takes the Disk Cleanup concept and runs with it, extending it to more data in Windows and third-party programs
that the Windows Disk Cleanup tool won’t touch.
 
Just select the types of data you want to delete, click the Analyze button, and look over the data CCleaner will delete. If you’re happy, click the Run
Cleaner button to actually delete the selected files. CCleaner will remember your choices for next time, so you can just open it and click the Run Cleaner
button in the future.
 
ccleaner
 
CCleaner Also Deletes Private Data
 
CCleaner has two main uses. It frees up disk space by deleting junk files and wipes out private usage data. For example, CCleaner will erase your browser
history, cookies, and cache files for any browsers you have installed — Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, even Opera. It will go beyond that, erasing
the cookie data stored by the Flash Player. It will even wipe out other potentially privacy-risking data, such as the list of recently opened file names
in Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, VLC media player, and other common Windows applications.
 
All of this is customizable, but CCleaner is set up to wipe out this data by default. Not only does CCleaner quickly wipe away useless temporary files,
it’s like a sort of computer-wide “Delete my history” feature that deletes more than just your browsing data. Of course, CCleaner doesn’t know about every
program you might use, so this will never be perfect.
 
Why Running CCleaner Every Day Could Slow Down Your Web Browsing
 
You could use CCleaner constantly, running it every day with the default settings. However, this would actually slow your computer down in real use. This
is because CCleaner is set up to delete your browser’s cache files by default.
 
Cache files are bits of web pages — images, scripts, stylesheets, HTML files, and more — that
your browser holds onto.
For example, when you visit How-To Geek, your browser downloads the How-To Geek logo that we display at the top of the page. It then saves this logo in
its cache. When you navigate to a different page on our website, your browser doesn’t have to download the logo image all over again — it just loads the
image from the browser’s local cache. Your web browser is constantly doing this with bits of different web pages, and it speeds up web page loading because
your browser doesn’t have to download the same files over and over.
 
However, if you were to constantly clear your browser’s cache, it would have to re-download the same files over and over. That means that clearing your
browser’s cache constantly is a bad idea for performance reasons — constantly emptying the cache means you lose the benefits of having one.
 
Of course, the cache can also be a privacy concern. Someone with access to your computer could inspect your browser’s cache files to see what websites
you’ve
been visiting, just as they could look at your browser history. This is why browsers don’t save cache files when you browse in private-browsing mode.
 
If you want to run CCleaner regularly and aren’t worried about people with access to your computer snooping on your browsing, you should disable the Internet
Cache-clearing options.
 
ccleaner-browser-cleaning-options
 
PC Cleaning Apps are a Scam: Here’s Why (and How to Speed Up Your PC)
PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil. The web is full of ads for applications that want to “clean your...
 [Read Article]
 
There’s a lot of snake oil out there — unscrupulous
“PC cleaning” programs
 that want to sell you an amazing solution that won’t actually work as advertised. So you should exercise caution when it comes to system tools, especially
ones that cost money.
 
However, occasionally cleaning temporary files — whether with CCleaner or the Disk Cleanup tool included with Windows — can help speed up your PC a bit.
Many geeks can attest to computers performing more quickly after they wiped away useless junk files, and
even Microsoft says
 “old cached and temporary files” can cause your computer to slow down.
 
cleaning-temporary-files-speeds-up-pc
 
Why this works is unclear — certainly, if your computer’s hard drive is very full, freeing up space will help it perform faster. If your computer has an
SSD,
that SSD will slow down as it fills up
 — so ensuring you don’t have lots of wasted space is a good idea. Some programs may be badly written and may choke when they have lots of temporary files,
antivirus software may insist on scanning the junk files and slowing things down, or Windows itself may have issues with a large amount of files for some
reason — we’re not completely sure why this is.
 
The short answer is that occasionally deleting useless temporary files can help your PC stay fast — who are we to argue with Microsoft, who insist that
this can help speed up your PC? — but you don’t have to run it constantly. Once a week should be more than enough, and even Disk Cleanup will do a lot
on its own.
 
If you have an old PC that you’ve never run CCleaner or even Disk Cleanup on, you should give it a go — you’ll likely free up a lot of space and may even
notice a performance improvement.
 
Choosing What to Clean
 
If you do end up using CCleaner, you can select the types of data you want it to remove from the Cleaner tab. The Windows section contains options for
cleaning
data included with Windows, while the Applications section contains cleaning options for third-party applications you have installed. Be sure to check
the Applications section — if you don’t want CCleaner constantly wiping your browser’s cache, you’ll need to disable that option there. CCleaner will also
wipe out all your website logins if you have it clear your browser’s cookies, which will force you to log into websites you use over and over.
 
ccleaner-third-party-apps-list
 
Advanced Stuff
 
CCleaner has a number of other advanced features, from managing your startup programs and locating duplicate files to securely wiping disks. You could
also
set CCleaner up to run automatically on a schedule. We’ve previously covered
using CCleaner’s more advanced features
 and setting
up a scheduled task to run CCleaner automatically.
 
Setup CCleaner to Automatically Run Each Night in Windows 7, Vista or XP
After writing the article yesterday about how to run CCleaner silently through a shortcut or a hotkey, many people expressed to me that they'd like to
know how to run it every single night on a schedule, so I'm writing that up for everybody's benefit.
 [Read Article]
CCleaner is the best Windows application for deleting temporary files and wiping out usage data. Everyone can benefit from occasionally cleaning up their
temporary files, so CCleaner is useful — although the Disk Cleanup tool included with Windows can do some of this on its own.
 
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 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

Hi,

 

If not the registrey, then what gets cleaned?

 

James B

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 6:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

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: Computer Maintenance Software

Gene
 

I've almost never used the program but it gets rid of temporary files.  I believe you can have it get rid of many other things, such as cookies.  I don't know if you can have it just get rid of certain kinds of cookies such as tracking cookies.  I expect others will provide more information.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

Hi,

 

If not the registrey, then what gets cleaned?

 

James B

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 6:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

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: Computer Maintenance Software

James Bentley
 

Hi,

 

If not the registrey, then what gets cleaned?

 

James B

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 6:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Computer Maintenance Software

 

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: A puzzling Alexa observation

Gene
 

There is a free version.  I don't think you can use it with Spotify, but those who know more may be able to give a definite answer.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2019 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A puzzling Alexa observation

I am paying $10.59 a month for Spotify.  I believe that there is
a free version.



Re: A puzzling Alexa observation

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

I am paying $10.59 a month for Spotify. I believe that there is a free version.


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.


















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