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View Poll Results: How often do you typically reboot?
Never... only as required by updates or intallations 11 37.93%
Daily 10 34.48%
Whenever the urge takes me 1 3.45%
weekly-biweekly 2 6.90%
other 5 17.24%
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:34 AM   #31
Shawnee123
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My home comp is slowwwwwwwww. I know there's a ton of useless crap on it I could get rid of.

I have a bare bones computer I bought from my old job...no software not even an OS. I've thought about using it...what do the techies here think about OS? Buy one? Which one? Windows 7? I have XP on my old computer.

Then there would be all the trouble of figuring out my internet access (wireless.) I could probably figure it out eventually but not without a lot of work.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:25 PM   #32
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A better question...How often do my computers crash?
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:48 AM   #33
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Five year old WinXP machine:
1'10" to desktop, another minute 'til it stops rumbling with things like looking for updates on the web. That's without the virus checker update, I start that manually every morning and it takes another 1 to 2 minutes.
Coming up from standby: 10 to 12 seconds

Shawnee: buying hardware from your job is not a good idea in my experience. It is way outdated. If you can afford it, get yourself a new one that comes with all you need (and not more).
While I'm happy with my WinXP, it's probably not something to install now; not sure if your oooold one is up to running Win7.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:48 PM   #34
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Shawnee, give Linux a try. I did and have been very satisfied with it.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:25 AM   #35
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I voted "other" because I usually dont restart it until it starts acting wiggy and I get frustrated.....but its probably weekly or fortnightly, thats the desktop.

Laptop after every use or it gets too hot.

Work desktop doesnt even shut down, we just log off.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:28 AM   #36
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Office computer : Only for updates (sometimes because a moron needed to plug a f.... vacuum cleaner)
Home computer : Once a week (when I get home)
Notebook : Nearly every day
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