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This afternoon I took a deep breath and bought a new lap top.  Whew. My much loved little Dell is dying.   I bought a new hp lap top.   I know nothing - had no idea what to b
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Computers... can't live with 'em - can't live without 'em

posted at 2/3/2012 8:02 PM EST
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This afternoon I took a deep breath and bought a new lap top.  Whew.
My much loved little Dell is dying.   I bought a new hp lap top.   I know nothing - had
no idea what to buy.
Monday afternoon a computer repairman (lol) is coming to take all the stuff from this one
(and an older one) and put it on the new.  Wish me luck.

What sort of computer do you have?

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posted at 2/3/2012 9:27 PM EST
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Fortunately for me both my sons are quite the computer geeks and wil help poor old Ma when she is befuddled.
I operate on the KISS principle - Keep It Simple Stupid.
 No fancy stuff even though my computer can handle much more,  I limit what I try to do.
The one I am using is HP with far more capability than I will ever use.

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posted at 2/4/2012 12:31 AM EST
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I am using a Toshiba laptop that I bought 5 years ago at Best Buy. It has a 17 inch screen, which is perfect for me. I like putting it on my lap in the evenings and watching the Lakers or an old movie that I have recorded. I didn't think I could convert to a laptop from a desktop, but I'm really enjoying it now.

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posted at 2/4/2012 1:04 AM EST
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I have an HP desktop computer with a 22 inch screen. My next one will
be a laptop. Good luck Nancy.

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posted at 2/4/2012 5:43 AM EST
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Laptops seem the way to go.

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posted at 2/4/2012 8:21 AM EST
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I have a Toshiba laptop and a Dell computer.  They have their good moments  and not so good.

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posted at 2/4/2012 8:44 AM EST
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I think it's a Gateway; and I have a 23 inch hp screen.  IF I ever get a new PC, it will be a laptop.  This one takes up too much room!  Condo living means downsizing, so I think that would be the way to go.  As for the make, not sure what it will be.  Actually, probably the cheapest!!  At my age, it will be my last one, so guess I'll go that way.

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posted at 2/4/2012 9:09 AM EST
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We have a SONY desktop and I LOVE it!!!  I just replaced my little Dell laptop with a new SONY and I LOVE that one too!!

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posted at 2/4/2012 1:35 PM EST
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I have a hp and windows 7 It is very good

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posted at 2/4/2012 3:44 PM EST
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I have a HP table top with windows 7. I don't know any about a lap top.
My grandkids have lap top from school. They like them .I do the KISS
method also. I do sell Avon and do my ordering on the internet and I
get along fiine with that.

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posted at 2/4/2012 3:59 PM EST
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I'm scared of trying to learn a new computer.   I'm slow Embarassed

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posted at 2/4/2012 4:49 PM EST
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We have an HP and an Aspire - love them both!

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posted at 2/4/2012 5:10 PM EST
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Ours are Dell and my hubby knows much more about them than I do.  I'm just glad VBB is speaking to my computer now after all the months of trouble I was having.  Still don't know if it was them or my computer.  I'm voting for them, because we've done nothing different with my computer.

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posted at 2/4/2012 5:31 PM EST
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I have a Dell computer (desktop) and a laptop which my son got for me. Haven't used it yet.  Just recently got it for me. I told him to purchase it for me. Not sure what brand it is.  He set it all up for me.    Both of my sons are good with computers. 

Hope all goes well with the new computer, Nancy.

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posted at 2/4/2012 5:44 PM EST
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I am on my second Dell ( with a red top, no less).  I didn't transfer all my stuff as I can always plug in my old one, and get what I need.  I even just plug in my printer if I need to print something.  I had Windows XP on my old one, and I have Windows 7 on this one.  My husband sets every thing up for me.  We have wifi in the house, so all our computers work off of that, including my ipad.  Both of my Dells are laptops.  My husband has a Dell PC, which is our main computer.  I have my own printer, but we have a network and my husband has two printers ( one for ordinary stuff and one for photos)  He also has a ipad.  Needless to say we have lots of toys!

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posted at 2/4/2012 7:33 PM EST
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Good luck with the new computer Nancy.  Computers are great, when they work lol. 

I have an HP desktop with a large screen.  My husband wanted to get me a laptop but I insisted on the desktop.  That way I know where my computer is at all times.  And, since it's on the second floor, I get a lot of exercise going up and down to the basement on laundry day lol!

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posted at 2/4/2012 8:15 PM EST
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 GRANA  here;
Hi  NANCY;
I started out   over50 yrs go w/ a manual ROYALportable  desktop or?TV tray op  forhomework& term papersers;  then used the manual  desktop old clunker esktop  in my first  NYC  office  job .In the rehab OT dept , after My stroke; I used their manual desktop  to relearn  the QWERTY   keyboard & see if I could type  w/ only one hand w/o going nuts Yellor break down tearfully in frustrationCry.
To introduce me to the PC world,  hubby bought me a simple  BROTHER desktop  12" word processor.I was just recoovering from my stroke  & we we we were not sure i  I could learn & operate a more complicated machine single-handed.Then I got an IBM14" desktop; then a DELL
 15"desktop; each more sophisticated w/morefeatures than thelast one.Heboughtme  a GATEWAY  notebook 20.5"   w/ windows 7 as its' operating system ; difficult for me to transition to from my m my old word perfect  system.Cry Hubby was a 'word" guru & was there to  help whenever I needed rescuing.He was also new to WINDOWS 7  & we both struggled   together to learn it. w/o any rescue help. Hubby hs a TOSHIBA  notebook 22" w/ a finger operated keypad mouse .I have realized that the  ( forme) thebest   way   to learn  to use any PC  is to turn it on & try it out; have all the h safety software, installed& just see whathappens "IF I DO  THIS or THAT" It can be fun if you view it as an adventure, an not  a PASS/FAIL TEST Undecided ...a  friend; neighbor or  even a child from church or a  can probably help you get sarted,  PC tutoial oftware can guide you u through the varius softwares out there.I assumeyou alreadyknow your QWERTY keyboard "JUST NEED"  to get past your fear/terror  & start having fun Cool 
NANCY
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If you make mistake; so what;  it is just  part of the learning experience; you did notbecome a master cookie baker immediately,you learned through trial & error.If you  goof w/ your PC nobody wil have to eat tough; burned or broken cookies; it wil be your secretSealed unless you  choose to tell others about it.Undecided

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posted at 2/4/2012 11:00 PM EST
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I understand, Grana,  after a stroke,one has to do a lot of learning.  My computer was my salvation!  I could not write longhand at all.  My printing was at least mostly legible but my computer has these wonderful keys: backspace, delete, arrow keys to navigate and a red underline to warn me about misspellings.  I have this handy mouse to help get me to the right place on the page if I get mixed up.
Understand this love affair is a recent thing.  I hated typing when I was in school.  I didn't do very well with it either.

My e-mail buddies helped keep me sane.  I sort of dropped out of everything for a while ; frequent therapy sessions, no driving for a while.   Plus I had an after effect of weeping at the wierdest triggers so I became a hermit for a while.  It is much better now.
So jump right in - the computer is a friend

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posted at 2/5/2012 7:15 AM EST
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I was a sort of very lonesome hermit for 15 years and the computer was absolutely vital.

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posted at 2/5/2012 9:33 AM EST
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I agree, now we can't live with them and we can't live without them. And I too am scared of trying a new computer, I'm slow to accept change.

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I'm scared of trying to learn a new computer.   I'm slow
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