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advice on new PC for Mom

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#1 TempleCat


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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:49 AM

I need some ideas for a PC setup for my mother. She just replaced her old Gateway megabust with a new e-machine, I believe that`s the name . Anyway, she has had more trouble than ever getting her new PC to do anything, it always wants her to load this, load that, apply for this, buy that. She doesn`t do a lot of web surfing, but finds it very distressing at best. I told her of this site, but know she won`t come here(too much trouble?!......). She keeps records of her job, along with a strong interest in geneology work. What can I advise her to put together for a computer? So she can take the troublemaking jalopy of a PC back:) She wants just to compute, not a whole lot of crapware and red tape. Thaks in advance!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:40 PM

The junk which came installed...can be removed by doing a clean install of XP...if the user has a Microsoft XP CD.

I've bought an eMachines system and that's just what I did with it (I have several legal licenses to use XP Home).

The eMachines system is probably a decent value...no point in tossing the baby with the bathwater, IMO.


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