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  • will8989
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    Jim, that’s way more than I ever plan on doing on my computer. I am cruising along quite well just doing what I’m doing. I even found where my scan went the other day. I was impressed. Even d/l a game for my grandson who we watched today. I’m the Best Mimi ever! Also getting stock ready for my shows. I think I passed myself on the steps today.

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  • jim_mex
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    Before I retired my company allowed me to choose a Dell XPS 15 laptop for work which was a great unit and had particularly good color calibration which for my work was important. I still have that unit but now rarely use it having bought the smaller Dell XPS 13 which is great for traveling with, especially when I'm using my bike. I did however remove the Dell installation of Windows 10 and installed a lightweight version with practically no bloat ware. My desktop workstation which since I retired is now my go to computer for 90% of my work is a high powered unit I put together myself designed to easily handle graphic and 3D application along with video editing which I have linked up to a couple of BenQ good quality 27" monitors and which should give me all I need in computers until I finally cock my toes!

    I've had Sony and HP laptops and PCs in the past but once I've eliminated most of the bloatware I find Dell units to be preferable, generally very reliable and reasonably priced for what they have to offer.

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  • Rolf
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    Like scroll saws we all have our favorite software. Both McAfee and Norton have become very bloated. My wife has Webroot on hers that seems to work well.

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  • Quartz43
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    I hate Norton with the constant pop ups and emails. It becomes a pain. Does a good job but very annoying.
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  • will8989
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    Got rid of McAfee never liked it. I’ve used Norton forever and it has worked for me. Will look at windows defended. Never heard of it. Still rolling along.

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  • NC Scroller
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    I also want to suggest you use Windows Defended, already installed on your machine vs using Norton or McAfee. I am also a big fan of using Glary Utilities, the free verson, to keep the machine clean.

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  • NC Scroller
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    Most of my working career I worked for IBM so used IBM and Lenovo machines. At home I have had Dell products for years. Why? Because IBM and Lenovo where too expensive for home use and the technology folks I worked with all recommended Dell. Personally a laptop is my choice.

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  • will8989
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    Things are rolling along. Got printer issue taken care of, works great. Even got the scanner to work just can’t find where the scan went. Not used to the Edge screen and where things are but I’ll find them sooner or later. Now back to making sawdust!

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  • will8989
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    Not using it yet Jim, but here’s first issue. Printer works if I copy & print, print from my iPad, but if I print from the computer the paper starts through then has Paper Jam come up and stop. There is no paper jam as I could see it start to come through then stop. ??

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  • Jim McDonald
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    Originally posted by will8989 View Post
    So far, so good, cruising along. Probably jinxed myself. Printer hooked up seamlessly. Adding some stuff, keeping others on my iPad. No new words YET.
    If you're not using "computer language" how do know if you're making progress?

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  • Quartz43
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    I would have just replaced my wife's HP laptop with the hinge issues.....it might have been cheaper. However, it had my wife's software for connecting to a Husqvarna embroidery machine and reloading the software on a new laptop would have been painful.

    I have replaced the hard drives on most of my computers with SSD type drives and amazed at the speed and price.

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  • will8989
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    So far, so good, cruising along. Probably jinxed myself. Printer hooked up seamlessly. Adding some stuff, keeping others on my iPad. No new words YET.

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  • Sandy Oaks
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    At ArtCrafters we have a HP desk and laptop. I do most of my work on the laptop. I just purchased an iPad Air for most of my personal work.

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  • Rolf
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    One thing you may encounter is with your peripherals, printers, scanners etc. They may not be supported by windows 11. due to the drivers not being available.
    I used to use only Dell at work and home. my last two have been HP.

    Quartz I can't believe they have not addressed he hinge issue. I managed to take my wifes computer apart and repair the ones on her old laptop. loosened the bolts that go through the hinge. got a couple more years out of it. then bought her a new one.

    For me 99% of what I do is on a desktop with a 25" screen. Also have a small note book.

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  • will8989
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    God must be watching over me, no new words. It was $500, actually $499.97. Anything ending in .97 at Costco is close out or product change. Same model, only i7, whatever that is. I got it mostly set up. I need to add it to Norton but it has McAfee for a month. Everything I did on my tablet I can bring up on the computer. Of course, I have about 10 miles of cords all over. Need to connect my wireless keyboard and mouse, but I need batteries. Can’t add my printer as it says the PIN from the router is no good. Old router, guess I need one of those. It is

    In reality, it only “cost” me $200.00. Bruce was supposed to get new glasses but since his prescription didn’t change, he didn’t need them, which are usually around $300 with safety glass,

    Never had any problem with HP that’s why I was hesitant about the Dell.

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