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#1 Wiretwister

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:03 PM

Mike in Carol Stream, Illinois (a far western suburb of Chicago)...
Although I stumbled across this site while looking for something else, it looks like a good place to hang out. Right now, I'm using a Dell Optiplex GX1 running Win 98, a Sony Vaio running Win XP Home and a Dell Dimension L600cx running Win ME -- all networked together. They all have major problems, and I would like to eventually get one of them running correctly so that I don't have to check e-mail on one of them, browse the Internet on another and run Excel on a third one. I had a nice HP Pavilion notebook that did everything, but it was one of a series of HP and Compaq units with defective motherboards. It died just after HP's extended warranty expired. 1200 dollars down the drain. Since I have gone from middle class to the working poor, I can't just buy something new. So, for now I'm doing what I can to work with what I have.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:09 PM

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