[TechAssist] Re: New XP update/ screwed up my computer

It's good to hear that it's fast on some boxes, but it sure is slow on
new 2.4GHz PCs with Norton or McAfee installed. I replace the
antivirus with something better, such as Avast and the speed is almost
double.


Bil Green 
PC 1000
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-924-1000                          
  
Thursday, October 7, 2004, 10:39:39 AM, you wrote:

l> i like XP, it boots and shuts down much faster than 2000 for me.
l> 2000 uses more resources for network security and user 
l> passwords, etc.

l> it may not have as much security but i am the only user.
l> i like the speed of xp on a 2 gig machine.
l> i have 4 computers networked and working great.
l> just my opinion.
l> Larry



l> Gary McCartney wrote:
>> Like I mentioned before, Windows 2000 is the way to go. It is stable 
>> like XP because it is built with NT technology (XP is built on the 
>> Windows 2000 core), but without the bloat (fancy stuff) that XP hogs 
>> resourses with. I can't see Longhorn being any better as far as the 
>> bloat goes, although they've had time to perhaps correct some of the 
>> issues that XP has. One thing I think is that there will be more hidden 
>> tracking in it, such as perhaps sending more info back to the software 
>> makers, etc. (just my opinion, no confirmation of this).
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Gary McCartney
>> 
>> McCartney Electronics
>> Guelph Ontario Canada
>> Est. 1984
>> email: gary (at) number63.ca
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Bil Green wrote:
>> 
>>>Although XP is much more stable than Windows 9x it has problems.
>>>
>>>It's bloated software
>>>Needs a ton on memory
>>>Has annoying pop-up menus and messages
>>>
>>>Too many Services are turned on by default (creating a serious
>>>security problem if you don't know enough to disable some of
>>>them).
>>>
>>>Companies like Dell and Gateway routinely sell systems with
>>>inadequate amounts of memory and don't make it clear to the
>>>customer that they need to purchase much more. So they just
>>>plug along and suffer.
>>>
>>>By default all the eye candy is enabled (and few people know
>>>that it needs to be disabled, or how to do it). All the fancy
>>>stuff eats up memory even when it's not being used (unnecessary
>>>special effects for menus, etc.)
>>>
>>>
>>>Bil Green 
>>>PC 1000
>>>Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
>>>760-924-1000                          
>>>  
>>>Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 10:51:57 AM, you wrote:
>>>
>>>Lwc> Hi Robert,
>>>Lwc>      You are correct in assuming that with reasonable care you can get 
>>>away 
>>>Lwc> with XP as it comes out of the box. The issues that I have seen so far 
>>>are 
>>>Lwc> usually related to the customers inadequacies in computer management. 
>>>I.E. a 
>>>Lwc> firewall. I haven't had any issues with windows XP to speak of here and 
>>>I just 
>>>Lwc> started using it once SP2 came out and before I ever heard of any 
>>>problems with it 
>>>Lwc> itself. I'm a baby with XP at this point. Although my overall computer 
>>>Lwc> experience is a masters degree. Makes it far easier to accomplish using 
>>>it with good 
>>>Lwc> credentials. Unfortunately my customers generally don't have my years 
>>>of 
>>>Lwc> experience. This is where the problems arise. I personally thought I 
>>>would never 
>>>Lwc> give up 95. I eventually moved to 98, which I prefer but I have found 
>>>the more 
>>>Lwc> experience I have with all of Microsoft's OS's the better off I am from 
>>>a 
>>>Lwc> profit potential standpoint.
>>>Lwc>                                                                    
>>>Lindsey
>>>
>>>Lwc> Lindsey Altman
>>>Lwc> At Home Service Company
>>>Lwc> 440 Cedar Ave.
>>>Lwc> Claxton, Ga. 30417
>>>Lwc> athomeservice@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Lwc> labeauxman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>Lwc> (912)739-1019
>>>
>>>Lwc> Hi Lindsey,
>>>
>>>Lwc> I've been using XP Pro with SP1 update at home for almost a year with NO
>>>Lwc> problems.
>>>Lwc> I use 98SE on 2 computers at home and 7 computers here at shop. 4 of 
>>>these
>>>Lwc> have had problems but only 2 were OS, 1 was power supply 1 was 
>>>motherboard
>>>Lwc> I expect to have problems with XP because it is software
>>>Lwc> and software and electronics give trouble thats how we make our living.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Lwc> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>Lwc> From: <Labeauxman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Lwc> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>Lwc> Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 4:08 PM
>>>Lwc> Subject: [TechAssist] Re: New XP update/ screwed up my computer
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>>Hi Robert,
>>>>>    Windows hasn't worked/been right since the beginning of it's
>>>
>>>Lwc> creation.
>>>
>>>
>>>>>Without the updates with XP you couldn't use it for long. Also Microsoft
>>>
>>>Lwc> will
>>>
>>>
>>>>>provide free phone support for issues related to SP2 problems. They appear
>>>
>>>Lwc> to
>>>
>>>
>>>>>be fairly knowledgeable as well. So if you have issues related to it be
>>>
>>>Lwc> sure
>>>
>>>
>>>>>and contact them. It's been my experience they are willing to help. For
>>>
>>>Lwc> issues
>>>
>>>
>>>>>related to SP2 after installation contact a Microsoft specialist at (888)
>>>>>SP2-HELP (772-4357). HTH
>>>>>        Lindsey
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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