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Old 08-29-2006, 02:17 PM   #11
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I personally like getting to know new things, and getting to know how they work etc. After that, it gets boring for me...

I suggest a reformat too.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:21 PM   #12
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Either reformat or go to

start-run-type in msconfig- hit the start up tab and disable every thing from their excepy Anti virus and firewall and stuff like that
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:42 PM   #13
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Noo, you don't want to be doing that...

I have a feeling most of those processes willl be Dell ones though...

Try going here and running through, seeing what you need and don't need, and how to disable them:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:44 PM   #14
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Thanks, everyone. Again, I can't go clearing the thing and all that becuase I'm not the only one that uses this computer. *I* may not have anything on it I care about losing (which I do anyway...) but that doesn't mean that my sister or dad doesn't either. I found a site once that listed everything that should be running in the background, what shouldn't and listed what everything was that was running...be it a program, piece of a program or a virus. I don't remember the site though...think it was something on Cnet but I don't remember.
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:29 PM   #15
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61 processes.. haha I have like 14 at startup. Hardly any of that crap is needed. I suggust you look up some guides on bulding your own computer.. that way you can make it the way YOU want it... not the way HP wants it.
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:35 PM   #16
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The first thing i always do if i get a build PC sent to me is wipe the PC and start again. If you do this you will notice that there might be 4 or more partitions that can always be deleted. Dell is a master of putting crap on there you dont need. WIPE and start again. Then you know whats on there.
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Old 08-29-2006, 10:34 PM   #17
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I'll do it someday. I know it's much more customizable and can be made cheaper. Where should I start?
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