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:yeah: :popcorn: :whistling:

I just hope we don't hear :smashcomp:


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Try again..  I can not get on the internet on the Dell.  I did all it told me to do and still it says I have no connection.  I will have to wait on my grandson to come over and see what I am missing.  As for IE, I so dislike it.  It is slow and there is always a problem opening up email.  The only reason I keep it is for some emails I get there that will not go to Yahoo.  As for what I have on this computer, I have everything Phillpower told me to get rid of.  The last time I had this computer fixed the man who worked on it put those programs on here.  So I have let them alone.  I do think that this computer is a good one even if it is hp.  The only problems I have is when I get a bug and it shuts me down.  This machine can with Windows 8 and I took it back and asked them to put on Windows 7.  Now, I am being told to update to 11.  Not sure if I want to do that either.  So many questions I always have.  Sorry about that.  Thank you all for your help.  Each and everyone on this site have all been such a big help to me.  I tell everyone to come here.  I am sure some have and others will.  Once again thank you.


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Stay safe after Windows XP support ends article here information purposes only and please disregard any product or service that may be offered at the link.


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I do have one more thing to ask of you if you don't mind. I have roadrunner on IE and I would love to get off IE and put firefox on there. Could you please explain to me how I do that? As for the Dell, I will XP on it for now. Later I may have Windows 7 put on it for the kids. I do thank all who have helped with this matter. If I cannot put firefox on where IE was then I believe this is closed. Thank you.
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Philpower, you may close this if you wish and I do thank you for your help.  I am not going to use IE anymore for it really is sorry.  Thank you for your help and your advice.  God bless


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Thanks for the update Sharon Lee  :thumbsup:

 

No need for any apologies and you are most welcome   :)

 

Tech topics are not normally closed btw but if you feel that assistance is no longer required let us know and the thread can be marked as resolved.


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     I called and it would be around one hundred dollars to get the XP off and have Windows 7 put on.  So I will talk it over with my husband a and we may just have to go that way.  Yes, the issue is finished.   I shall tell you thank you to one and all.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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Windows 7 is about $97 to purchase so that is a fair price  :)

 

BTW I am a Brit and so do not celebrate Thanksgiving but from across the pond and me in particular Happy Thanksgiving to one and all  :thumbsup:


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There is nothing wrong with XP that a good package of Security Software can't take care of.

XP-Pro-SP3 has been my main OS for many years now and will continue to be for as long as I can draw a breath.

 

Keep it clean with regular maintenance and keep it safe with a good Security Package.

NO ONE program will keep any computer completely SAFE.

 

My own preferred Security Package Is:

 

AVG 2015 FREE

Spybot Search & Destroy

Spyware Blaster

Malware Bytes (free)

Super Anti-spyware (free)

 

Then don't forget to make full backups of your C: drive, OFTEN.  I backup my own PC once a week.

 

Cheers mates, and Happy Holidays!

 

The Shadow :geek:


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Hello Shadow,  First let me thank you for your advice.  I could do what you have put down here and see how it goes.  I so wish I could understand computers much better.   Windows 7 is about as far as I will go with a machine.  Gets too complicated for me to understand and I have to ask too many questions now.  I will still have my Windows 7 disk so there really is no hurry to take XP off.  The man will be able to use it to put 7 on anytime.  So thank you so much.  We shall go for it.  I like you think XP is the best they have had. 


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