God Help Me

oldhifi

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I just spent 2 hours on my old windows laptop helping a neighbor...:mad:


BTW I went to download windows security essentials from Cnet and it installed 3 programs and took over my tool bar..

This is why I have a Mac ...what a POS..
 

Baklava

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Reminds me trying to transfer a simple file via network connection from a MacBook (Leopard) and PC Laptop (Vista:mad:) some years ago which took around an hour... PAIN!
 
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Gav Mack

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You have to clean the Trojans that are already infesting the computer before you try and install MSE.

On your mac Google bleeping computer adwcleaner download it and save as change the file name to something else
Ditto bleeping computer junkware removal tool rename that too.

Copy them onto a usb stick to the desktop and run adwcleaner first (right click run as admin if vista or 7). That will ask for a reboot then run the second one.

Hopefully that will clean it up enough to install MSE !
 
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MJL

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I just spent 2 hours on my old windows laptop helping a neighbor...:mad:


BTW I went to download windows security essentials from Cnet and it installed 3 programs and took over my tool bar..

This is why I have a Mac ...what a POS..
First question coming to mind is: Why download from CNET and not from Microsoft?

I put money on it that your neighbor has (or had) installed illegal software and/or has been visiting porn websites.

Just because that his computer is infected because of idiot behavior does not make windows a bad OS.

At this moment the focus of the bad boys is on smart phones and hence OS X is once again escaping being their target.
 
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TPadden

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....This is why I have a Mac ...what a POS..
....... and on the flip side I just deleted the OSX partition of my 2013 MBA making it a Windows only machine :D!

About 2 months ago I loaded Windows 8 as a Bootcamp partition and realized that I hadn't booted into the OSX partition in over 2 weeks. If you're referring to the hardware, yes new Mac is much better than old laptop, if you're talking OS: Windows 8 works just fine for me :).
 
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TPadden

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That poor Mac :( It needs to be restored and sent to a user who will not put Windows on it.
There are fanboys who just can't help themselves. Send me your address and my poor Mac will be there shortly, as soon as I tire of playing with Windows 10 ......;)
 
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Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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I'm struggling with windows 8

I just hate it to be honest, had to install it for some school software, you really do forget how silly it is. I use xp at work and don't mind windows 7 (apart from the usual windows updates, antivirus silliness and lack of good multi-touch control) but 8 seems hell bent on irritating me into an early grave. It's ugly, it is not handling the retina screen all that well, app access and installation seems overly complicated blah blah blah. Might have to install parallels so I can just access the apps from OSX....
 
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TPadden

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You resurrected a thread just to post this?
Nope, it was resurrected by someone else (teknikal90) yesterday who later deleted their post. This thread went into my un-subscribed threads long time ago but showed up in the new posts search.

Windows is still my MacAir OS though; thanks for playing. :p
 
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yjchua95

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Nope, it was resurrected by someone else (teknikal90) yesterday who later deleted their post. This thread went into my un-subscribed threads long time ago but showed up in the new posts search.

Windows is still my MacAir OS though; thanks for playing. :p
Windows is always on my external USB 3 SSD, just for the sole purpose of gaming :D
 
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TPadden

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Windows is always on my external USB 3 SSD, just for the sole purpose of gaming :D
OSX is always on my Mac Mini which has a large enough SSD (actually 2) to dual boot, for my MBA though, with 128gb, I felt I had to choose one OS. :cool:
 
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