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    Windows...

    Somehow I got a windows update that fried my laptop. I went to Best Buy and bought this HP Chromebook. Now I gotta learn how to use it....So far it ain't a lot of fun, but it is a lot like my android tablet... But I gotta remember all of my passwords that were saved to the forums that I go to... Oh well...
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    Well. You figured yours out for here. That’s a good start.

    I picked up an HP spectre and seem to like it. With the SSD HD it’s lightjing fast.

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    Linux Mint ftw.....
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    I get so frustrated with Microsoft! When my students overhear me mutter "Microsoft!" or "Windows!" under my breath, they know that I am cursing.

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    i have dos 6.22, winxp, and win7 on boxes that have a need. (ham radio/programming/home schooling)

    everything else has xubuntu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom W. View Post
    Somehow I got a windows update that fried my laptop. I went to Best Buy and bought this HP Chromebook. Now I gotta learn how to use it....So far it ain't a lot of fun, but it is a lot like my android tablet... But I gotta remember all of my passwords that were saved to the forums that I go to... Oh well...
    Did you shut off your computer while windows was trying to update? Typically Windows won't harm your physical computer, but doing that can definitely cause some serious problems.
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    Nope, just let it do it's thing.... the geeks at Best Buy said the thing was fried, corrupted and unable to be fixed.... maybe a virus coming in piggyback?
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    Yep, they call that virus "Windows 10"...

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    Just outta curiousness, what were the specs of the old computer that "fried" ???
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    OP, if you had any files you want on that PC, you should still be able to recover the data. Get with someone that can extract the hard drive and connect it with an adapter. Then the contents (docs, pics, etc) can be recovered.

    And no disrespect, but the folks at many big box stores either aren't the most technically savvy or aren't allowed to spend too much time on those pursuits.
    The easy answer to the customer is the computer is fried, get a new one. Or the hard drive, etc...
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    I got a Chromebook last fall. Didn't like it at first, but really like it now.
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    I can suggest what to do to recover most any data off most any old computer, I've been building and using computers since the 8008 days, it's changed somewhat :P Not many 8" floppies around any more! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom W. View Post
    Nope, just let it do it's thing.... the geeks at Best Buy said the thing was fried, corrupted and unable to be fixed.... maybe a virus coming in piggyback?
    I'd want details as to what was "fried" and "corrupted". Fried means hardware failure and corrupted means software failure. If it was truly corrupted you can wipe and start over w/ a new install. That's a lot cheaper than a new computer.

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    But I wanted a new one anyway...... the other was rather old, and had been cleaned once before, at a fairly high price for around here...

    I saw a Dell for $30 cheaper, but I've had it with windows. The best they ever had, in my opinion, was XP...
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    Another vote here for Linux...I'm not a fan of HP laptops though...I do like their printers and displays though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom W. View Post
    But I wanted a new one anyway......
    Don't need any other reason. I'm stuck w/ Windows. PLC programs don't work on other platforms.

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    dragon813gt you can run Windows under Linux in a Virtual Machine, lets you have both worlds & keeps Windows from messing the Linux install up. Then your PLC software will work just fine.

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    Windows...

    Never mind
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    I wouldn't ask an opinion on the condition or my computer but a store that makes there living selling new ones and whos techs are usually high school grads working for minimum wage. About like asking a car salesman if he feels you need a new car.
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    I keep my Dell laptop (Win 7) updated and try to minimize what I load on it. However it is so slow I have resorted to using my iPad, which can be very awkward at times. It is handy, but haven’t figured out how to drag and drop yet.

    New laptops come preloaded with promotional stuff that I don’t need or want, plus most are designed for gaming, which I don’t do or multimedia applications.

    I’m not a PC guru, which leaves me to the sales type wolves when trying to purchase a replacement.
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