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Help me decide on budget Windows 8 tablet

Question: Help me decide on budget Windows 8 tablet

I am looking for the cheapest Windows 8 tablet available. I am getting one to replace my ipad and one for my uncle. The best I can find is a refurbished Dell XPS 10 with winRT for $200ish. I can also get a new Vivotab Smart with atom proc for $400. Ideally I want an atom proc, but the price difference may be a bit much. Are there cheaper atom tablets for less than $400? I don't want to spend that much since its mostly for leisure use.

I am also curious about web browsing performance. The atom will be faster than the ARM one, but by how much? And will the ARM one be faster than my old ipad? The other thing is there is supposedly flash support for both. How good is the performance?

Lastly. Is there any news of Windows 8 getting Words with Friends? It's available on Windows Phone 8, but not regular Windows 8. I am a WWF addict. I also play a lot of Scramble with friends. Other than web surfing, these are the only two must have apps. I have a bunch of friends both real and fictional that play them so substitutes wouldn't work.

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Answer: Help me decide on budget Windows 8 tablet

The ARM will have much better battery life than the Atom, but the Atom will be somewhat faster and can run x86 applications (doesn't use RT).

For only $400 i'd go with the Atom, but it has half the battery life of the ARM version.

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Continued from: This troubleshooting thread
I recently posted a thread asking which video card brands were better than others (support, warrenties, etc...)
Now I need some advice I buying a video card, because my computer's previous Radeon X300 died.
I have a 305 watt, generic Dell PSU.
+5V = 22A
+12VA = 18A
+12VB = 18A
-12V = 1A ?
+3.3V = 17A
+5VSB = 2A ?
combined max 12VA and 12VB = 22A...
Check my sig for the rest of my computer hardware.

I should probably get a new power supply, but my budget can't really support the extra ~$60 for a good Antec, Corsair, or Thermaltake, because I am saving up for a new computer.
My computer has a x16 slot, so I am not looking to upgrade, just a repacement of some type, same power requirements.
After checking around I think my PSU could support a 7200 GS, 8400 GS, Radeon 3450, Radeon 4350, or Radeon 5450.

$30 - GIGABYTE HD 4350 512MB 64-bit
$33 - MSI 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit
$41 - SAPPHIRE HD 5450 512MB 64-bit
$42 - XFX HD 4350 512MB 64-bit
$47 - ASUS HD 5450 512MB 64-bit

These are the cards I have my eye on, any thoughts, opinions?
Please don't laugh at me and tell my to upgrade my computer, I just want to be able to use the computer again with out spending $150+
Thanks
 

Answer:Trying to decide between a few budget GPUs to replace my dead Radeon X300

An Radeon HD 5450 is the best for the money you want to spend. The ASUS HD 5450 is out of stock so get the SAPPHIRE HD 5450
 

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I am looking for a Windows tablet within £200 to £400.
I need it for basic Microsoft Office programs and I need to be able to run the python IDE "Idle". What are your recommendations and if you recommend a tablet, can you also recommend a keyboard and case if available. Thanks for any help provided!

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So I was thinking Surface 2, was thinking RT is fine for me anyway as I have a laptop as well, I mean since I was thinking of getting an iPad if not an MS tablet anyway it kinda proves Im not fussed about full fat windows no it BUT now I am seeing that there are a lot of high spec tablets, as good as the surface 2 but also contain windows pro.
So basically my wants:
* Nice looking, Im not very into those ones with really rounded corners!
* High res screen, so xxxx X 1080 please!
* great tablet form factor, the whole hybrid/laptop part really is secondary and just a bonus.
* Decent battery life
* Plays HD movies etc well (hence the screen above)
* Under $800
Things I dont really care about
* Honestly dont think ill ever run native windows apps, but who knows!
* Works also like a laptop, as above, this is just a bonus really as I primarily want a tablet after all.
Concerns.... does anyone think that the W8 store will be any good, to be honest I think id prefer a 10" Windows Phone 8 sometimes!
thanks in advance.
p.s I might see what Nokia bring out so will make decision just before end of this month as Ill also be able to claim about ?150 back on anything I spend.

Answer:Cant decide which tablet - Any help? :)

Given your requirements and my experience with a variety of tablets, I'd recommend an iPad.
Here's why. I have found that my Surface RT feels more comfortable as a netbook rather than as a tablet. The 16:9 aspect ratio of the Surface RT just feels awkward to me. Too narrow in portrait mode, too wide in landscape. The onscreen keyboard takes up a significant percentage of the screen space. Whenever I attempt to use the RT as a tablet, I end up attaching the touchcover.
The retina display on the iPad 4 is fantastic for viewing PDFs, magazines/comics in cbz/cbr format. There is such a wide variety of media consumption apps for music, video, images, documents it is almost guaranteed that you'll find the perfect fit for your needs.
I regularly get over 10 hours of usage on my iPad 4. Battery life on my Surface RT is not that long... but still very good IMO. I haven't run it down completely but I've gotten 7-8 hours without worrying about the battery.
If a netbook/notebook/laptop experience was important, then I'd heartily recommend the RT instead.
Just my thoughts... I'm sure others will chime in with the exact opposite viewpoint and their opinions would be equally as valid.

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Okay, I've looked at Surface RT, Surface Pro, Thinkpad Tablet 2 and a couple of others but still can't make up my mind so I'm reaching out to the forum world for some feedback. I need Office as I use it everyday, ability to use a stylus pen to take notes and make comments on documents, expandable storage (microSD), and decent battery life (I want to be able to make it through the day without having to connect to a charger). These are my main concerns. Of course build quality and screen resolution are important as well but most that I have looked at so far appear to be well built and I didn't see any real issues with screen resolution.
I just can't seem to make up my mind and all the reviews are starting to run together. I want some honest feedback about different tablets from users here on the forum. One thing I don't want is one of those laptops or ultrabooks that the monitor flips around to become a tablet. I'm pretty comfortable with using the touch keyboard that is built in and I find the convertable units to be just a bit too bulky.

Answer:Can't decide on what Tablet to buy......Need Suggestions

My experience is pretty much only with my Surface RT so I can't offer too many comparisons to other tablet models.
However, my experience with my RT has literally been the most positive experiences I've ever had with an electronic - this is including my Windows 8 Phone (which I also love). It's light, works incredibly well with the touch cover, and the battery life is honestly mind-boggling. I literally use it all day to play games, stream video, etc. and the battery lasts over a day. Office works very well on it as well.
The only thing I'll say is that you'll most likely want to get the touch cover or type cover, especially if you'll be using office often. It also has expandable micro SD expandable memory up to 64gb (I believe).

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Question: Budget Tablet?

does anyone have knowledge of/experience with the Insignia Tablets? I saw an 11.6" screen model, 32GB, Android 7.0 with a detachable keyboard for $130, which seems fairly reasonable. I only need a tablet for the most basic things: email, surfing the net, etc.

Are there any other tablets in a similar price range? Thank you.
 

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Hi all
My mind is boggling with all the tablets that are available.
I would like your opinions on which is the best on a low budget.
I have been leaning towards a Gemini joytab.
I need a 10" screen and I will be using it for the Internet and basic things such as email etc.
Thanks in anticipation
Susiemem
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I am a tech enthusiast who does not have the money to fund his habit. As such I am not able to update my tech as often as I desire. Also when I do it requires much saving and a painstaking amount of research on what I will ultimately spend my hard saved money on. Now obviously research should always be done especially on such pricey purchases so as to avoided the dreaded buyers remorse that undoubtedly occurs because Technology updates so frequently. So while I mull over slash save toward my next computer purchase which I am hoping will be a fanless Surface device I find myself surrounded by ancient technology by which to check email, browse the web, and use social media at home. While my Lumia Icon is great at this I really want a tablet with a 7 inch and up screen to use at home both for the added screen real estate and so my Lumia is not discharged when I need to venture out of my home. So my question is what is a good budget windows tablet that I could purchase for under $100 while I save toward my ultimate goal? I have heard that the HP Stream 7 and WinBook TW700 might fit this bill and was wondering if anyone could offer their experiences with these devices. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Good Budget tablet.

I use a Linx 8, bought off Amazon UK, haven't had any problems within the past month of having it so far.

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My budget is below RM 1000 (around 250USD right now..., max 350USD), I want a tablet that can play 3D games (like Six-Guns, Halo: Spartan Assault, Project Spark, Windows 10 Store games) and was running smoothly.
Specs I HOPE I can get:
64-bit Windows (32-bit acceptable, if possible, please tell me some apps that doesn't support 32-bit)
4GB RAM (2GB minimum)
Thank you.

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i'm thinking about getting a budget 8" display tablet, i think that on actual windows view is too small but from videos i see on line with windows 10 should be much better, more usable UI on small screen
would windows 8 bing be upgraded as other versions?
i would like a budget tablet but with 2Gb ram
at this moment Eve T1 seems the best
i can wait a couple of weeks if something new is coming

Answer:Best 2Gb Ram 8 display budget tablet

Windows 8.1 with Bung is pretty much Windows 8.1, just with an additional requirement for the OEM. It'll be upgraded to 10.

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Hello and good evening to you all, I currently have a samsung galaxy s2 fone, which I think is absolutely superb, I also have a laptop as well. Now i'm considering getting an andrioid tablet as well, ive ben looking at a few on amazon, etc
Including this one....http://www.amazon.co.uk/NATPC-M009S-Capacitive-Gingerbread-Responsive/dp/B006M07X34/ref=cmcrprsimst
I must stress though that i'm on a budget...i'm looking for one thats got a usb port as well, at least one, lol. I'm not after anything too fancy,...
my friend bought this one, and I saw it but i didin't really like it its here...screen response seems a bit slow http://www.amazon.co.uk/MiniGadget-MG638-Google-Android-Tablet/dp/B005ERD1MS/ref=sr17?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1330971104&sr=1-7
My budet is around 100, so pls if i can get some advice links to the ones at a reasonable price, that would be much appreciatiated, as my cosin would like one also, will use to watch vids on youtube, emails, general web surfing....maybe a camera, webcam, and maybe some purchases...i would pruchase the lookout prem for 1 year for eztra security.

Answer:Best Budget Android tablet please for myself and my cousin

The first capacitive touch screen option is streets ahead of the second one, it also comes from Wendy Lou she is probably one of the best known and trusted android tablet sellers on amazon but do read the reviews and also check in the support forum
Cheers HC

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I want budget tablet (at max 20000 INR) for reading and some basic editing. My requirements:
1. Good battery life
2. 4 GB RAM
3. Better multiasking (split screen view)
4. Good processor
5. At least 64GB storage
I was searching for Mi Pad 3. It runs Android. And fortunately Microsoft have good office apps on android. But is not yet launched in India.
So I googled for alternatives and for more info.
I realized that Mi Pad 3's MIUI 9 does not yet have split screen view. So it was deal breaker. Also I realized that I wont be having any Android updates. So I was quick to look for Windows tablet.
But then there is simply no budget Windows tablet in India. I wish to have tablet which will Windows update for at least five years. Or may be I will install Latest Windows from USB, so that I can always have latest build on tablet.
I come across fact that Mi Pad 2 ran Windows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ijoh_ZNMDk
And this awesome multitasking in iOS 11 with iPad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqFyfbCbNpc
So I realized if I can have full Windows on tablet, it will be a lot beautiful than both.
I read recently that Windows on snapdragon will have huge battery life. How long we should wait to get such budget Windows tablet? Or is there any such available already?

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Hi all, I have recently upgraded to windows 7 (64bit) and now when I  put my tablet into tablet mode, the screen doesn't autorotate and none of the tablet buttons work. In order to rotate the screen I have to right click on the desktop and choose graphic properties/rotation.Interestingly if I press the tablet buttons while in tablet mode and then rotate the screen up to notepad mode within a few seconds the button will perform its function (rotate screen, activate tablet shortcut menu, etc). Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I've tried running system update (4.0) to no avail. Cheers

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Just got this, and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. Installed all drivers, nothing funky in Device Manager, but the touchscreen and the pen are not working. Click on Pen Tablet Properties in Control panel and it tells me Supported Tablet Not Found on the System. This is my first time dealing with one of these, and am lost.  Lenovo Thinkpad X220 TabletIntel i7-2640M(2.8GHz)8GB RAM, 250GB Solid State Drive12.5in 1366x768 Multitouch LCDIntel HD GraphicsIntel 802.11agnBluetooth1Gb EthernetUltraNav, Secure Chip,Fingerprint reader, Camera

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After a fatal error in my windows, I had to reinitialize my windows 10. After I did so by the windows original tools, the windows became completely stable, but all tablet features are lost. Even thinkvantage cannot recognize many features and hardwares do not work. What should I do?

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I think iBall Slide i701 is the cheapest tablet in world (windows) even cheaper than Lumia 430.
http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00XVGQ0WM/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=A1VBAL9TL5WCBF&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=1QHP7BJT33XWDP2N4NQG&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=577130167&pf_rd_i=desktop
Only USD 77$
But i have some questions before i proceed to buy it for my child
1. As it is 16gb tablet but in actual we get only 4gb free space & i have read in reviews that once we update windows & other apps we are left with only 400mb space & we cant install other apps. So is it possible to install software's (.exe) on 64GB memory card which this tablet support ?
I am not talking about APPS, I am talking about .exe files like photoshop, ERP, educational softwares etc.
2. As it is having only 1 USB port so it is possible to attach a USB hub so that we can attach pen drives, KB, Mouse, HDD, 3g Dongel & power adapter at once ?
If anyone of you have used any windows 8/8.1 tablet then please reply.

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I have a Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph that works without problems aside from the fact that, when I undock it from the keyboard, it doesn't detect that it should now be in Tablet Mode. I have to manually go to the Action Center and toggle it there. Same with docking it back. I have already checked my settings and I didn't disable Tablet Mode either.

Anyone have an idea how I can resolve this? I just want to seamlessly dock and undock the tablet and it should switch to tablet or desktop mode respectively.

I don't know if it's relevant but the OS is Windows 10 Home Single Language.

Answer:Tablet mode doesn't get engaged when I undock my Windows tablet?

I would like to know how to enable this as well - In fact, I was hoping to be prompted to change modes when dock/undocking....instead of having to find the setting and toggle tablet mode on/off every time.

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Honestly guys I haven't done any research or thinking about it till recently I realized the deadline was coming soon. The couple of negatives I believe I've heard mentioned is you no longer have a lot of administrator privileges to modify and tweak things and that I probably will find that my nice barely used HP Printer won't have a driver available. Basically tell me what to base the decision on. Curious as to what percentage of the "sevenforums" users are not upgrading and why.

Also let it be known that I would hate to think Microsoft is bullying me into it.................but at the same time if its does actually have more pros than cons then what the hell its free.

I mainly use my computer to self educate myself about DIY projects and tutorials on topics that interest me. And as far as programs I use are Cad drawings, Engineering programs. Design layout. And my hobby of high powered rocketry requires the use of various simulator programs. etc.

And I do not use it for social media at all.

If this debate has already been had just tell me the results and my decision will be easy. Thanks for your time guys and gals.

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Hi I am looking to buy my first Windows 8 Laptop but have some points to make in the hopes someone can help me find the laptop I am looking for.I can only spend up to 350.I want to be able to upgrade to Windows 10.I want to be able to play small games like Minecraft.I need a disc drive.I also need a SD Card slot.... And an HDMI slot.And of course be fast.
If someone could help that would be great thanks.

Answer:Can someone help me decide which Windows 8 laptop I should get?

What size screen? any brands you like or want to avoid? also any windows 7/8 should be able to upgrade to windows 10 spec wise, so thats basicly every laptop in the market.
also define ''fast'' ?

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I have upgraded my X201 Tablet to Windows 10 32bit. As far as I can tell, everything is working, including the WACOM drivers and touchscreen.  Wireless has worked perfectly so far, not sure about Bluetooth as I don't use it. My only issue is that the buttons on the display do not work. The power button located on the display does work. I tried installing the Tablet Button Driver II and it will go through the install but the buttons do not work.  This is the download link:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds027627 The document claims Windows 10 compatability and was Last Updated :08 Jun 2015. On inspection, all the files extracted are dated from 2012 and when trying to manually run the software Windows throws up an error that the software is not supported on this PC.   I removed and reinstalled and noted that the driver information page when running the installer does NOT have Windows 10 listed as a supported system. My assumption is that the driver that they have linked on the download page is NOT the most current driver and is infact the driver for Windows 7 from 2012. Does anyone know how to contact Lenovo to get the correct driver posted to the page, or know of an alternate source to try and find it?

Answer:X201 Tablet Windows 10 Tablet buttons not working

hi, I can't help you with your question, sorry! Gooed to hear everything else is working fine on your system. Can you tell me what to do to get the x201 tablet's touchscreen to work!? I will have a clean windows 10 install. Where do i get the (right) drivers (windows, Wacom?) Thanx!Carlo

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Hi,
I'm going to be doing some presentations and teaching online. I'm using Team Viewer 9 running on Windows 7 as my software. I would like to be able to have the equivalent to a whiteboard visible to the participants.
For a demonstration of the sort of thing I want to do see
click here
where the presenter draws circles etc. He doesn't do any handwriting in the YouTube video (but he does in the actual presentation at CBT nuggets)
I'm total newbie when it comes to tablets, but a tablet that allows drawing direct on the tablet and simultaneous display on a Windows monitor. I know that the presentation on You Tube was done with various Wacom devices. Intuos4, Cintiq monitor, or more recently, Cintiq Companion tablet. (I tweeted the presenter Shawn Powers). These devices are a bit beyond my budget. Is there a cheaper alternative? Sadly the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is not yest available in Australia (where I am) - I'm not sure if it's a possible answer, but I'm assuming it would be. Is there anything else that's not going to mean I have to take out a mortgage on my house?
Thanks in advance for your help.
cheers,
Bernard

Answer:Drawing on a tablet with simultaneous display on the tablet and a Windows PC

I assume you mean you want to use an app on a standard tablet such as a Nexus 7 or IPad and stream the tablet screen content to a monitor or TV?
Maybe something like this is needed

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I have upgraded to Windows 8 64 bit on my X61 Tablet, however I cannot get the tablet buttons, hotkeys, or auto-rotation to work. My understanding is that Lenovo has stopped supporting these products. I think it is a shame to stop using a perfectly working tablet PC with a superior LCD. I don't want to go back to Win 7 leaving all kinds of nice features on Windows 8. Any suggestions? Is there a hope? Koray

Answer:X61 Tablet Windows 8 - Tablet Button and Features Request

Hi koray,
 
I've been playing around with Windows 8 since the developers preview.  I've ran it on a lot of older systems.  Getting things to work will require some experimentation on your part.  
 
You can start with your Driver Matrix.  There you can find the Hotkeys Utility for Windows 8.  You will also need the Power Manager Driver for Windows 8.  Not Power Manager,  just the Power Manager Driver.  
 
Run Windows Update, it will probably find some stuff.  Some Windows 7 drivers will work, others won't.  
 
I'm running Windows 8 Pro on an x60 tablet and everything works fine.  I also have it on an x61 non-tablet and it runs fine. I had to do a lot of messing around with stuff to get them to work right though. 
 
Just make sure that you set system restore points before changing anything so you can get back what you had before, just in case something doesn't work right.  And, only install one thing at a time and reboot and test it out thoroughly before you install something else.  
 
Good luck with this,
 
Dave 

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I hope many of you have noticed still how inconsistent the UI is within Windows 10. Menu buttons are different in nearly every screen. Settings and Control Panel are using completely different UI, and 'all apps' in the start menu is still not very helpful and most of us will either just use file explorer and/or search.

I guess I just was hoping windows 10 to have a more consistent UI, but I suppose catering for both tablet AND PC using one single OS is a very tough challenge.

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Hello guys.
I have a small problem, and i hope you can help me. I use Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, it works great.Everything is fine. But everytime i use the option "Try and Decide" from Acronis, after i recover my backup image ( only after i recover that ) i have the black screen like in the attached image.
I uninstalled Acronis and reinstalled again, but the same story ...
If i restart my PC, everything is fine, no black screen. Even if i restart 200 times a day, no problems.
On the black screen i have always 30 seconds - countdown. Can i fix this 30 seconds to 3 ?
I changed from "msconfig / boot / timeout. Same story
Then i tried from right click My Computer / properties / advances system settings / settings ( last one - down ) and i unchecked those 2 options :
Time to display list of operating systems
Time to display recovery options when needed
After that i made another backup image, and recovered again
Same black screen.
How can i modify those 30 seconds ? I presume that what i unckecked is only for users with 2 ( or more ) operating systems.
Thanks in advance.
LE : i tried with Windows 7 DVD Repair and even to rewrite the MBR.
Didn't help
And i checked my hdd for bad sectors. No errors.
I even checked with this command "ChkDsk" and
"scandisk/sfc"
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So this is what's happening. If I play a game like Skyrim or GTA4, often during the loading process my computer will freeze for 2-4 seconds. 75% of the time it will continue, and I can keep playing. 25% of the time, it perma-freezes, and I have to reboot. Sometimes with Skyrim, I could use Ctrl-Alt-Del and close it. However, when I reopen it, it won't load past the intro screen.

Now here's the conditions. I've had my mobo for quite awhile, and at first I thought it might've been that, but now I'm pretty sure it's not. I switched a new Video Card and Power Supply into the computer at the same time. I also had some problems rebooting into Windows shortly after that, so now I have 2 copies of windows.

Then I considered it was the Power Supply, as my step-dad told me it was faulty before. Although I consider that could be it, it seems more like it's a software issue. Because if I'm on YouTube or something, and I cycle through videos too quickly while it's playing, my computer will completely stop everything. After I click a few times, it beeps and then freezes, and I can't move the mouse anymore.

What's your call?

Answer:Power Supply or Windows Software? You decide.

What is your systems specs? That will give us a better idea. But, yes, the PSU is normally the culprit, not always.

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Hello guys.
I have a small problem, and i hope you can help me. I use Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, it works great.Everything is fine. But everytime i use the option "Try and Decide" from Acronis, after i recover my backup image ( only after i recover that ) i have the black screen like in the attached image.
I uninstalled Acronis and reinstalled again, but the same story ...
If i restart my PC, everything is fine, no black screen. Even if i restart 200 times a day, no problems.

On the black screen i have always 30 seconds - countdown. Can i fix this 30 seconds to 3 ?
I changed from "msconfig / boot / timeout. Same story
Then i tried from right click My Computer / properties / advances system settings / settings ( last one - down ) and i unchecked those 2 options :
Time to display list of operating systems
Time to display recovery options when needed
After that i made another backup image, and recovered again
Same black screen.
How can i modify those 30 seconds ? I presume that what i unckecked is only for users with 2 ( or more ) operating systems.
Thanks in advance.
LE : i tried with Windows 7 DVD Repair and even to rewrite the MBR.
Didn't help
And i checked my hdd for bad sectors. No errors I even checked with this command "ChkDsk" and
"scandisk/sfc"

Answer:Start Windows Normally / Acronis 2010 Try and Decide

  
Quote: Originally Posted by stereo


Hello guys.
I have a small problem, and i hope you can help me. I use Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, it works great.Everything is fine. But everytime i use the option "Try and Decide" from Acronis, after i recover my backup image ( only after i recover that ) i have the black screen like in the attached image.
I uninstalled Acronis and reinstalled again, but the same story ...
If i restart my PC, everything is fine, no black screen. Even if i restart 200 times a day, no problems.

On the black screen i have always 30 seconds - countdown. Can i fix this 30 seconds to 3 ?
I changed from "msconfig / boot / timeout. Same story
Then i tried from right click My Computer / properties / advances system settings / settings ( last one - down ) and i unchecked those 2 options :
Time to display list of operating systems
Time to display recovery options when needed
After that i made another backup image, and recovered again
Same black screen.
How can i modify those 30 seconds ? I presume that what i unckecked is only for users with 2 ( or more ) operating systems.
Thanks in advance.
LE : i tried with Windows 7 DVD Repair and even to rewrite the MBR.
Didn't help
And i checked my hdd for bad sectors. No errors I even checked with this command "ChkDsk" and
"scandisk/sfc"



Control panel>system control panel>advanced>...... see pix

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I was wondering how the upgrade to win 10 will work and if i have to ever reinstaill will my windows 7 key work for a reinstall of windows 10

Answer:Will my win7 key become a win10 key if i decide to update to windows 1

That level of detail is not clear yet for the "free" upgrade.

You can always buy Windows 10 outright and avoid the problem.

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Hi
not sure which Windows to upgrade to. Do I have to do a clean install or can I just upgrade over XP. not sure what you need to know about my PC to give me an answer.
Hope you can help i am thoughly confused.
Thanks JT
 

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Windows 98

Helping another older lady with her computer, her grand kids get on it and get adware and spyware on it and she did not even no about windows updates, anyway, Here is the problem I have

I was running CWShredder and it was clean except for one thing. A grey box came up and said it found a file but I had to say weather it was bad or not or if I should delete it or not and I have not got a clue, The file was

C:\WINDOWS\UNINSTCC.EXE I have no idea what the file is for so I cannot make that decision,I tried to google it but it does not come up with anything except to ask me if I meant UNINSTALL instead of UNINSTCC but it was UNINSTCC.EXE can someone help me???

I ran adware 1.06 and caught 157 deleted them mostly alexa related one possible and mostly tracking cookies and I think a hotbar

Ran spybot S&D 14RC and caught 119 I think 101 of them were hotbar and then a few others, it fixed all of them except one hotbar it said it could be in use or soomething so I have to find it yet

went to HJT Log and there were I think it was 6 entries regarding hotbar got rid of those and a couple of others that needed to go

setup spyblaster
script defender
ie-spyad
disabled WSH
She didn't know about windows updates, (she is a really nice lady just doesn't know much on the computer but loves it) so thats where I am now downloading 25 critical updates

I also put AVG Anti virus on for her

Can anyone tell me about the CWShredder ????
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 98- CWShredder found a file and says I have to decide if it is bad-Please Hel

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I am doing a HJT Log and these are unknowns and I was hoping someone might no some of these I haven't got time to look them all up. You won't beleive this but I am helping a lady that had 118 spyware and 1,102 mixed trojans,worms, and viruses. anyway I spybot got all the spyware except there is 37 huntbar it won't take off anyone no how??? I have 27 things to come out of the HJT Log and I am not sure about these if someone could help that would be great cause I have to go back to her house at 8:00 am so I am hoping someone has seen these before here they are

C:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLBAR\PIB.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPZTSB02.EXE Unknown Process

C:\PROGRAM FILES\RK47QJE2\RK47QJE2.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ULEZBBIK.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MF3LENC.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\WMAZMZGW.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PAFCM.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\AIRCITY.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MBSGEROUS CREATURES.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSMONNT.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\APPLICATION DATA\AREA.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\AIRCITY.EXE Unknown Process

C:\WINDOWS\PACKAGER.EXE Unknown Process

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mgavrtclexe] C:\WINDOWS\MCBin\AV\Rt\mgavrtcl.exe Unknown application

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hpztsb02.exe Unknown application

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindowsUpd] C:\WINDOWS\WINDOWSUPD1.EXE Unknown application.

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Answer:Solved: Windows ME--Need help to see if these are trojans,worms, or virus, I can't decide

Please post the full HJT log here.

Make sure you are running the latest HJT v1.99.1 and that it is not running from a Temp folder within a zip.

Make sure you've got the latest detections for both SpybotSD and AdawareSE
and then run all of AVG, Spybot and Adaware in Safe Mode
then boot into Normal Mode and run them again.

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Adaware SE - http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/
Install Adaware, but don't run the scan just yet.
You should get the detection updates during installation,
but if not, open Adaware, click "check for updates now" and then "connect".
Then close Adaware.

Then, when in Safe Mode...
In the main Adaware window, click "Start"
Checkmark "Do a full system scan"
Uncheck "search for negligible risk entries"
Click "Next" to start the scan.
Checkmark all results, and click "Next" to fix.

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Then, after doing all the above, do online scans at preferably 2 of the following sites:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virusscan.aspx
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/
http://security.symantec.com
Then reboot and post the new HJT log here.

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Re: System Restore in WinME
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...2001012513122239?OpenDocument&src=sec_doc_nam

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So i've downloaded windows 10 mediacreationtool and it simply says after downloading and checking "Something went wrong 'windows is having trouble finding out if your computer can run windows 10 - something like that"
I have really been looking forward to this upgrade but yet again it seems that i'm once again is gonna be left out of the windows 10 community on all of my 4 devices.

Answer:My windows 7 can't decide if my computer can run windows 10?? Really annoying

If you can run windows 7 most likely windows 10 will work.
Use the tools to download an ISO and save it to USB drive. Began the upgrade process there

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I have an IBM ThinkPad X41 that was issued to me from work. I would like to reinstall the operating system to get rid of all the garbage that's on it. But, they don't have the CD's that came with the laptop. The COA on the bottom of the X41 is for WinXP Pro Tablet Edition. But, I don't have a copy in the office and they can't find it anywhere. Should I install Windows XP Professional on it or should I somehow contact IBM for the CD's to be reissued?

Any ideas???

Thanks!
 

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Random question, I know. Anyone know the answer?
 

Answer:Will Windows XP Tablet Edition run on a non-tablet PC?

mrfettucini said:





Random question, I know. Anyone know the answer?Click to expand...

If anyone is interested, the answer is yes.
 

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Hi I have just updated an old laptop with Windows 8 (Microsoft has a great offer right now = it is only a great offer if it works ;-) )The PC is a: Lenovo ThinkPad X61 tablet 7767.But I am having issues with the tablet interface. Windows 8 has been designed to tablets...With the virgin installation, the tablet interface does not respond.The tablet is found in the Device Manager:+ Human Interface DevicesHDI-compliant device (3 lines)Wacom Penable Dual TouchAll control programs are in place, calibration program can be opened, but there is no response from the tablet (pen or touch). I have looked at the lenovo support site, and downloaded various drivers, most with no effect, others caused windows blue screen - which in windows 8 is more light-blue greenish.I have also Installed ISD_DualTouch_710-9 from Wacom.eu, this gives the most positive result.Both pen and touch works (no dual touch), but is unaligned (when in a corner, pointer is 2cm from corner x and y. center of screen is aligned)I cannot calibrate, neither pen nor touch. Running tabcal (from control pannel or commandline) gives 4 popup windows with error messages:1) Failet to enumerate the installed digitiser devices.2) No suitable hardware was found to calibrate.\nWindows supports calibrating only integrated digitisers.3) Invalid display was specified.The Device manager lists the tablet as working:+ Human Interface DevicesHID-compliant deviceWacom DeviceI have tried to find a file holding the calibration; I found a ISD... Read more

Answer:X61 Tablet with Windows 8 - no tablet function

check this topic

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Let me just start by saying that I am a self-proclaimed Windows/Microsoft fanboy. I've always used Windows for the PC. I practically live on my Xbox. And I constantly switch my SIM between my Lumia 1520 and 1020. I'm going to be coming into a little bit of money here in a few weeks and would really like to use part of it to expand my Microsoft tech ownership. I know that I'm getting the Band 2. If I keep my 1520 (hoping that most of W10M great features will work on it) and don't spring for the 950, then I will have about $800 left to spend on a Windows tablet/laptop of some kind. My only stipulation is that I want something that can be used as a tablet but comes pretty close of PC capabilities. Let's say I just waltz into Best Buy to pick up my Band 2...what's the best Windows machine to be had at that price point?

Answer:I need a Windows machine...and here is my budget...

You should really ask this question in the right forum section (Windows 10), the "ask a question" section here isn't just for everything that ends in a question mark (it's here for people who want help quickly).
For that price, I'd get a reconditioned Surface Pro, of the best spec that you can reasonably afford.

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I decided to put in $1900 for my college laptop. What are some good websites / vendors to buy a very good laptop of this price? Is putting in 1900 a high-end or a mid laptop?

Laptop will be used for multimedia and gaming and of course school work.

Answer:Windows Laptop under $1900 budget

It will be higher end. I would say budget would be 600-1000, mid range would be 1000-1600 and anything above that will be top of line.

I have always loved HP laptops, still have mine from 4 years ago - and as my time as a computer tech i've had far fewer service calls on HP compared to Sony and Dell (the most).

I've also read (not experienced) that Acer has some really nice laptops.

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have SMART BUDGET APP on my nokia Windows 8.1 phone. Have had 3 eye surgeries. love it for the clarity of viewing. How can I get it onto my new laptop which also has Windows 8.1??? If there is a way to get it to laptop, will it sync with the SMART BUDGET APP on my windows phone?
Help....... I searched many other apps. this is by far the best one for my needs but have to have it on both phone and laptop. txs.

Answer:Smart budget app available for windows 8.1 laptop???

I just searched the Windows 8 Store, and I don't see that app.
You might want to contact the developer and request a Windows 8 version of the app.

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Answer:I'm on a tight budget and what Windows phone can I get that will most likely get / have Windows 10?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Wanting windows 10 mobile Lumia 535, if available in your region.Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM - Affordable Phone with Large Screen & WP 8.1 - Microsoft - Middle East and Africa

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Hi everybody,
I am in the process of installing windows xp home sp2 to my newly build budget system. It keeps telling me this file did not copy right . Enter to try again , ect to skip it or f3 to exit set up. After skip some files and get the windows actually install the xp to my hard drive.On my first try to load win xp it gives me option to open in safe mode, safe mode with command promt and open in in normal mode... which option i choose it newer opens and starts to boot up again... I am confused and this is my first build any help would be great.
Sammy
 

Answer:help needed with my windows xp home sp2 install to my new budget build.

Original hologram CD?
try another CDRom?
machine overclocked?
multiple drives in the system?
 

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Kazam outs budget Windows Phone Thunder 340WKazam outs budget Windows Phone Thunder 340W | Techradar India

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Now I have long waited (may be a couple of years) for a good budget Windows tablet to get introduced in the market, and now I have reached the position that I am badly needed a tablet. Knowing that we will possibly see some Snapdragon based Windows tablets in coming weeks, I want to know if any of current / existing tablets be a daily driver? My definition of daily driver includes following mainly a satisfiable battery life (and in fact thats what all I want to ask, you may change the post title to "Are Windows tablets battery life as good as Android tablets") New Android tablets gives battery life of at least more than one day. Is that the case with current Windows tablet? My use case will be mostly reading, browsing and creating/editing some docs. But we get basic Microsoft office suite, Chrome browser and PDF readers even on Android. So at least a day long battery life is worth. Most Windows tablets specs say x hours of battery (not days of battery). Also I feel they dont consider always on mode like those of Android tablets in which we dont really sht down the tablet. Is it so?
In short
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daily driver = good performance + good battery life + presence of required apps
good performance = no lag on multi tasking say two apps open side by side at max or multiple chrome tabs (mostly satisfying processor and 4GB ram)
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In Windows, how do programs "choose"/"decide" which network adapter/connection to use?

I have dual ethernet adapters on my machine. I usually only have one enabled (LAN1). But now that I've enabled the second one (LAN2) concurrently, my network traffic is now defaulting through LAN2.

I've previously gone into Advanced Network Settings (Windows 7) and arranged the order of adapters so that LAN1 is the primary, default adapter at the top, followed by LAN2. But this hasn't availed any effect -- all of my traffic is still going through the LAN2 adapter.

Any ideas?

After running a "netstat -rn", I can see that the network metrics are appropriately set -- LAN1 is at the top with "11", followed by LAN2 with "13".

I'm pulling my hair out with this. I'm guessing that Windows is the culprit, rather than individual programs like my browsers. I've considered manually setting metrics on the two adapters, but with netstat showing that they're already appropriately metric'd (and not "obeying"), it doesn't seem like it'll avail the problem.
 

Answer:How do programs "decide" which network adapter to use? (Windows)

This might be a temp fix, but have you tried disabling both then re-enabling LAN2 then LAN1 and see if that flips the order? Or try disabling LAN2 see if LAN1 takes over then try again enabling LAN2?

Windows might just be set to automatically make use of the last enabled NIC. I'm guessing you have a reason for not teaming the NICs and instead running them separately connected to a default gateway with access to the Internet.
 

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I have a projector that I use to project things from my computer, but I have no way to show a drawing process.

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(I've just tried "preview post" several times and each time it's stripped the whitespace and turned my ten paragraphs into a megaparagraph. I'm going to try pressing "submit new thread" and hope it doesn't do it this time.)

Hello
My Wacom tablet's pen has died and I hope to have a new one arriving in a few days but in the meantime I dug out an old Hanvon Rollick tablet which isn't supported under Windows 10 (which I use) but I nevertheless found some Windows 7 drivers for it which people reported working under Windows 10.

The problem is my PC is trying to behave like a tablet e.g. putting that blue teardrop thing on text boxes on Chrome (I'm not sure of its correct name) and when I try to ctrl-click a link, it shows a little "ctrl" label under the cursor and won't open the link in a new tab like it's supposed to and just does it in the same tab.

It takes multiple tries to right-click and open a link and when I hover over the link the cursor keeps rapidly flashing between the arrow and finger icons.

It is very difficult to click minimise, restore or close on Chrome because hovering over them doesn't make them go red and clicking on them doesn't tend to make them do anything unless you try many, many times.It's being profoundly irritating in programs other than Chrome too but those are some examples.

I was used to old my Wacom (Volito 2) trying to do tablet-like things but stopped it doing bubbles with gpedit's "turn off pen feedbac... Read more

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Hello. We've got an unusual problem when applying driverpackage for lenovo x201.OSD with SCCM 2007.. The Audio driver installs successfully during OSD (with silent install switch) and in devicemanager we can see that the conexant 20585 Smart Audio HD driver has been installed. Same with "Intel screen audio". But in the Audio options in controlpanel all the fields is grayed out.There is with other words no associated soundcard / standard device. If we install the driver again, logged in as an user the recently grayed out fields in Audio options automagically now shows the correct input / output devices (Conexant audio) and the sound starts working. Is there some issue when installing drivers in SYSTEM context?Notice: There is no "?" in device manager. BR!

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I have a Tablet drawing monitor, and today the pen stopped working, I fiddled with it for a while, I tried uninstalling the drivers for the Hardware and reinstalling, but then I noticed that the Tablet Settings and Calibration Options you normally see in Control Panel are mysteriously gone. After maybe 2 hrs of googling I've given up,. there's very little on google, and now im considering doing a "Rest This PC." Any help would be appreciated.

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Greetings, My system is i7 Multitouch X230t. It was working fine from last 2 months till today when while turning my screen from laptop to Tablet configuration the touch and pen function suddenly disappeared. When trying to access the Pen and Tablet setting it gives an error " A supported tablet not found on the system".Also at the same time i noted that in my device manager a USB device is now labeled as Unknown device. I searched the net and tried everything.  Restarting. - No effectUninstalling the unknown USB device and restarting - No effectUpdating all lenovo drivers from the lenovo Site - No effect System Recovery to an earlier Date (15 days) - No effect When i Tried to update Lenovo Multitouch/pen driver from lenovo site it give error " A supported tablet not found on the system" and aborts installing the driver. I uninstalled the wacom driver ISDdrivers.exe from windows Uninstall utility and again tried to install Multitouch and pen drivers but again it says " A supported tablet not found on the system". Someone please help. I am afraid it might be a hardware issue as the problem started when i turned the screen from laptop to tablet mode. Currently My X230t is just a Laptop and NOT a TABLET as there is NO touch and NO pen input, as if windows doesn't even recognize any tablet hardware on board. PLEASE HELP. Thankyou 

Answer:Help: X230t " A supported tablet not found on the system" Problem. Its not a tablet anymore

Perhaps the cable got severed when you were turning it around? I've had a Wifi antenna cable break this way on an HP tablet... If it's still under warranty have them check it and replace it if necessary. It could also be a loose connector but there's no way to be sure without opening the screen assembly.

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I have a Tablet drawing monitor, and today the pen stopped working, I fiddled with it for a while, I tried uninstalling the drivers for the Hardware and reinstalling, but then I noticed that the Tablet Settings and Calibration Options you normally see in Control Panel are mysteriously gone. After maybe 2 hrs of googling I've given up,. there's very little on google, and now im considering doing a "Rest This PC." Any help would be appreciated.

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Tablet PC Settings not showing in Control Panel Although Tablet PC Components enabled in Programs & Features.
I have tried System Restore, re-enabling Tablet Components...

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Hi. Recently, I have noticed that wifi connection in Tablet mode in my Thinkpad X230 Tablet is significantly slower than in laptop mode. Sometimes, it completely disconnected to the network. I tried to test with Speedtest. net and download a file via Internet Download manager. Both show that laptop mode has significantly higher and better speed connection than does laptop mode.  Does anyone have the same experience as me? Is the antena has any problem??? Thank you. I 

Answer:wifi connection on tablet mode - Thinkpad X230 Tablet

which model wifi card do you have? intel 6205, 6300 or ThinkPad 1x1 or 2x2.

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I have a desktop that runs Windows 8.1. My x220 tablet runs Windows 7. I was thinking about getting a wacom bamboo tablet for my art in photoshop (which I make on my desktop... x220 isn't powerful enough for what I do in photoshop). Then I realized that my x220 tablet is kind of the same thing. Is there anyway I can connect my tablet to my desktop so that when I'm using photoshop, I can use the stylus on the tablet to control what I do? Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Connecting x220 tablet to a desktop to use it like a wacom tablet with stylus

AFAIK, not easily:http://www.ersatzhaderach.com/blog/2013/02/02/turn-an-old-penabled-tablet-pc-into-a-networkable-art-...

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The latest bios update of X1 Tablet (Model:20GG) breaks the sleep (or hibernation) function. I found the tablet sometimes cannot be waken up by pressing the power button after entering connected standby. The version of the flawed BIOS is1.68-1.21 (N1LUJ30W) After rolling the embedded controller version back to 1.20 (N1LUJ29W), the problem no longer exists.

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When I use the X220 as a laptop I can duplicate the display through my SmartBoard projector but when I use it as a tablet and it is docked I have to turn the tablet and dock 180 degrees so I am not writing upside down on the smartboard;  that means the dock has the cables coming out the front.  I can undock and plug everything into the X220 but the beauty of the dock is that I don't have to!

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hi guys i really want to try a windows 8 tablet and i plan to buy it either by the end of this month or by next January. I am confused on what to pick though
First of all, the reason why I want a windows 8 tablet IS because i like the interface. but more importantly, i need metatrader and cTrader in legacy app as im a full time forex trader. I have metatrader in my iphone but you cant seriously compare that with the windows version (no tabbing, no lines drawing, no fibonacci, etc.). cTrader doesnt even exist there.
im looking to replace my macbook pro (which btw i also installed windows 8 on it through parallels virtual desktop) with a windows 8 tablet to support my trading while im outside
So basically I dont need a super i7 tablet or something. However, im curious to know how windows 8 atom tablets perform. I have seen enough reviews and some people says atom tablets perform badly in legacy apps. Question is, how bad is that bad? Does it lag so bad even though i dont need to run heavy apps like adobe? I only need to run these trading apps which btw are very light. You can compare them with MS paint i believe, just with constant connection.
would it do well in atom tablets? I dont want lags when i switch from win8 native apps to metatrader and cTrader.
next question - how does windows 8 tablet on-screen keyboard work with legacy apps? Would i have special gesture to show up the on-screen keyboard or it automatically appears when i touch the screen? I personally dont believe ... Read more

Answer:Help Me Choose My Tablet - Thinkpad Tablet 2, Vivotab, Acer W700, Etc.

I forgot to add one more question. how responsive legacy apps (desktop mode) is to your finger? Do i really need a pen or it doesnt help either? Because acer w700 doesnt come with a pen so it's also a crucial question for me

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I am currently on a Dell Venue 11 5130 with a Bay Trail Atom Z3770 and 2GB ram. While it serves the purpose of my usage of office suites and web browsing, I could use a little faster tablet. It would stutter if I have more than 5 tabs open on Edge. But there is nothing wrong with this tablet with a plenty of battery life and nothing broken after using if for close to 4 years now.
I am looking at a Dell Latitude 11 5175 tablet with a Core M3 and 4GB of ram. Is this upgrade worth it? Or should I save some more money to get the Core M5 version for around $150 more? My usage is office word, and youtube.

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Does anyone know if there is a program available (free if possible) similar to Quicken (Deluxe) that I could use on my Android Tablet(HP 10 Tablet G2 -2301)? That would keep track of bank accounts and interest earned, and keep track of one stock IRA and interest earned and yearly RMD? And produce reports for that interest earned, etc.? Mainly for using when preparing yearly tax forms.
 

Answer:Quicken alternative for Android Tablet(HP 10 Tablet G2 -2301

Have you looked at Mint.com?
 

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Hi all,    I have a really annoying problem...my x220 tablet disconnects from the internet whenever I enter tablet mode. The internet can be working perfectly fine while in non tablet mode but as soon as I switch to tablet mode, my internet disconnects. And if I switch back to non tablet mode from tablet mode, my internet returns almost instantaneously. I can load a page in non tablet mode with no problems, switch to tablet mode and the page stops loading. If I return back to non tablet mode the page resumes loading without so much as a pause or a hiccup. Also, when I switch the computer to tablet mode, wifi networks disappear off of the "available networks" list that were there before the switch.     I've tried everything, from updating network device drivers, reinstalling network device drivers, running diagnostics, reformatting my computer, uninstalling Norton Antivirus, system restoring to days before the last known working date in normal mode and safe mode, and contacting customer support (chat and call, managed to get a hold of a rep) but none of them have worked.    I also used to have a networking log before I reformatted/system reset to factory settings and there were a ton of errors with words like avsc manager failed to "something" ... I'll reinstall the thinkpad network managing program to create another log. Can someone please help me? My last resort is calling lenovo support again to have tech support come to hel... Read more

Answer:X220 Tablet Internet Tablet Mode Problem

hey kiul676,that's weird, could you check your bios is at 1.24. if it isnt go here and update : http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018805





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plz help
i have lenovo thinkpad 2 tablet it was not running well so i decided to reset it ...
but after 1 hr,it says "WINDOWS INSTALLATION FAILED PLEASE RESTART THE INSTALLATION"
and it keeps on repeating the same thing...
please help me ....

Answer:PERFORMED TABLET RESET now UNABLE to START TABLET

If it is still under warranty, call Lenovo. IF you tried to reset to factory defaults, and it is still failing, then you have something else that is going bad. My suspicion would be memory as that is what happened to me although it was on a desktop. Something to check...good luck.

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hello all, i would like to set the three Tablet Buttons (the ones on the 'display' half of the notebook) to Shift, Ctrl and Alt, so i can use photoshop  also in 'tablet' mode of the notebook. the ctrl and alt keys were OK to set up, but it doesn't recognize the Shift key in the setup dialog. is there any known workaround?thanks for any reply.

Answer:x200 tablet & setting Shift to one of the Tablet Buttons

Try checking if the SHIFT key is actually one of the items on the drop down menu in the tablet pc button settings.





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I have a wierd problem - I have six X61 Tablets, all with XP SP3.  One of them gets the BSOD on every boot during the XP Logo scroll.  This occurs on both its original drive and if I put in an HDD which works fine in another chassis.  Note that it will copy (clone) that disk fine if I follow normal protocol using Acronis True Image Home 2010 CD (on the ultrabase with either CD or DVD) - it clones USB drive to HDD fine, then that HDD works fine in another chassis, but gives the same BSOD when I try to run it in this chassis.  I am pulling my hair out trying to figure what is different, as I am unaware of any setup or BIOS changes.  Any ideas?  Could a bad CMOS battery cause this?  I have yet to try a new HDD setup from Lenovo disk set, but that is my next try.  I hoped to get insight here first, though.  Thanks in advance. Joe Holzer

Answer:X61 Tablet BSOD with XP SP3 using same drive that works fine in another X61 Tablet

hey ideaman911,let me get this straight ...X61 Tablet (Shoddy) + original HDD = BSODX61 Tablet (Good) + original HDD = PerfectX61 Tablet (Shoddy) + HDD (from X61 Tablet(Good)) = BSODX61 Tablet (Good) + HDD (from X61 Tablet (Shoddy) ) = ??is all the unit at bios version 1.25 ?





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Well, I've finally had it. I've had my 6365 CTO X60 tablet pc for over a year now and last Monday I lost pen functionality in tablet pc mode in the afternoon after working fine in the morning. It works fine, even now after rotating the screen back to laptop mode. As soon as the screen is rotated back to tablet pc mode, no pen functionality but the mouse still works fine so I know it's functional in laptop mode but rotate back, all ok!  I did uninstall the Wacom drivers, restart, and then downloaded the tablet pc, windows xp version drivers from the wacom.com site as instructed in a previous post. Unfortunately, the digitizer pen is still disabled in tablet pc mode and works fine when rotated back to laptop mode. I've called Lenovo tech support in Atlanta four times now and they've been totally useless. I wiped out my X60 tablet last Friday and used Rescue and Recovery to reinstall the operating system back to it's factory settings. I went back and unistalled and reinstalled the Wacom driver. Nothing. Since that didn't work either I've requested the box to ship this back to the Memphis Depot. Hopefully, I'll just get a new replacement machine that works but I'm so angry and frustrated w/ Lenovo's support because it's obvious that the people on the phone are not tech specialists and they couldn't even point me in a direction to get this fixed. It's cost me over a week now wo... Read more

Answer:X60 tablet pc digitizer pen functionality disabled in tablet pc mode

Problem solved! While the support folks weren't able to fix the problem over the phone, they did overnite me a prepaid return box which I sent back that day. Two days later they overnited my X60 tablet back fixed with a note saying 'LCD enabled'. I'm impressed how quickly they got my tablet pc back up and running. I'm glad I got that 3-yr. support warranty because I usually opt out of those things. This totally paid for itself. I just wish I hadn't been so reluctant to send back my laptop because I do need it for work and I figured I wouldn't get it back for at least a week or longer. I was so frustrated and pessimistic that I forgot sometimes these problems do get fixed in a very satisfactory manner. It's too bad the initial steps that led to sending it back were so painful. Bottom line: Lenovo fixed my pc quickly, no questions asked. Thanks!

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Hi, I have here a X220 Tablet that seem to have a FAN problem.Often in the last days my CPU temperature is often over 90 CAnd the fan has problem to reduce the temperature.I have also situation that the CPU is going too hot and the tablet switch off! With the CPU tool TPFC.62 I can see that the fan speed is 2300-2500 RPMs.But this seams not enough to be. And now the strange thing:When I disable the graphic adapter ?Intel(R) HD Graphics Family? (Driver 8.15.10.2321) and reboot and do the same thing that I done to get the temperature over 90 C with the intel graphic adapter the temperature is not going over 83 C!!! The fan speed is 3500-3800 RPMs. Can someone helps me with this issue?  

Answer:X220 Tablet FAN Problem - temperature over 90 °C - tablet switch off :(

Hi giciorek,
 
I understand that your fan/temperature problems can be frustrating.  I would try updating your BIOS and also updating Power Manager.  (Some on the forum have tried downloading ThinkPad Fan Control, but that is not an official Lenovo solution.)
 
Download Power Manager here:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014924
 
Download BIOS Update here:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018805
 
In Power Manager, click Advanced at top right, you can Set Optimize Fan Control to Balance All Parameters under Battery Settings.  Set it to Reduce Noise Dynamically under AC.
 
Let me know if this helps.
 
 





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Hi people!, Im pretty sure this topic has been discussed before but im still having trouble making it work. When in tablet mode jabbing any of the buttons doesnt do anything, however when i switch back to normal laptop mode the buttons that i pressed start taking effect (screen rotate, tablet toolbox) . ive tried reinstalling windows and all the drivers i would be great to get this working again! Ive got a X61t with the following installed:-Windows 7-ISD tablet 7.1.0-9-Tablet button driver 4.04-tablet shortcut 6.33 any help is appreciated thanks!

Answer:tablet buttons dont work in tablet mode

download thinkvantage system update, it should load all the missing drivers for you.

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Hi I have installed 64bit windows 7 on my machine quite recently in order to utilise the extra ram. When i rotate the screen clockwise to tablet mode, the screen will auto rotate to primary potrait by default and the buttons will work as usual. However, when i swivel my screen anti clockwise to tablet mode, the screen will NEVER auto orientate to primary potrait mode and all the tablet buttons will not work if i rotate the screen ANTI CLOCKWISE. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks alot in advance for the replies

Answer:X200 Tablet rotation and tablet buttons problem

I found another thread in another forum whereby another x200t user has the same problem. http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/showthread.php?t=22541 Hope someone can give advice regarding this. Thank you

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I'm new to the Tablet community but excited to venture into it.  My workplace provided me with an X201 Tablet type 2985 model C5U.  The pen works great but I can emulate any of the finger/touch demos.  Is this not supported with my type or model?  Or do I need a special driver.  When I open the tablet PC settings, I'm given the option to identify my screen as PEN or TOUCH.  While I select TOUCH, no finger combination (one or two) that presses my screen will invoke anything.  I was hoping this would be a touch solutoin albeit more powerful than the iPad.  Appreciate your responses everyone. Thank you. L

Answer:X201 Tablet Tablet MultiTouch Support (Newbie)

welcome to the forum!
 
the 2985-C5U model has a pen-only outdoor-viewable display.   it does not support touch input.

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So the DV port on my asus eee pc 1005peb is failing, and got the idea from android central to look into tablet and tablet hybrids. I kind of like the idea of having a hybrid for both the netbook kind of experience combined with a tablet experience. I'm having trouble discovering what my brands and model options are for that type of device. I'm concerned from what little I have seen so far I'm going to be against a cost prohibitive wall compared to spending $100 to have the port replaced. I'm one to figure if I'm going to toss that kind of cash into a repair I might as well consider replacing it with something else instead of doing the repair.
For my desktop PC I hesitant on going to windows 8 because of a lot of negative stuff I've heard but at the same time I hear good stuff about it too. But when it comes to a portable device like my netbook and a tablet. I think hm windows 8 (not RT) sounds like it would be a good fit since it is designed for both traditional mouse and keyboard input and touchscreen input. Plus I would like to retain the software I use on my netbook to use on whatever replaces it. Something I can't do with my current HP touchpad with webOS and android (CM9) on it. I tried using both as a replacement for my netbook but in the end there were just too many things I didn't like about that. I let my dad take my netbook out of town with him for about 2 month and was trying to use the touchpad as a replacement. I was glad to have my netbook back to use it again.
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Answer:shopping for netbook replacement with tablet or tablet hybrid

Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what you are looking for. What would be the price range you are looking at?

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Hi I've looked at every category in the drivers matrix and absolutely cannot find the drivers that control the Tablet buttons on my tablet screen,  Can anyone point me to a link???  I found another thread on this forum that talks about a similar issue and someone posted a link to beta drivers, but the link doesn't go beyond the main Support home page at Lenovo.  Thanks, -G

Answer:X200 Thinkpad Tablet - Tablet buttons drivers NA???

Hey there Cr0sschex77,
 
To get some clarification to better direct you, what operating system are you currently using? Additionally are you referring to physical buttons or "buttons" on the touchscreen once at the desktop? Thanks Cr0sschex77!





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Has anyone run into the problem where there is no audio on an X61 tablet even though SoundMax drivers are shown to be installed properly?  Any help would be appreciated. Thx

Answer:No audio on X61 tablet running Window XP Tablet Edition

I have the same issue right now on an X60 tablet that I just upgraded to Vista Ultimate.  All of my drivers are up to date, except it shows on windows update that I have an audio driver still to update.  I go through the process, and then it will not install the update.  I wish I could help with this more, but wanted to let you know that others have similar problems. I hope someone can help us.B 

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I just bought my Yoga 2 13, when I flip it to Tablet mode, the screen turns off. Apparently it goes to sleep. When I open it it turns on again. Do I need to do any adjustments? or is this a defect?

Answer:Yoga 2 13 Tablet Screen turns off when in Tablet Mode

Try updating your drivers first: http://mobilesupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-2-13-notebook-l...If that does not help, try a factory reset:1. Turn off your Yoga 2 132. Press the tiny button next to the power button on the right3. Follow instructions to perform a factory resetIf none of the above attempts have helped you, it is probably a hardware issue.

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The bay trail tablets come with office 2013 preinstalled, I cracked my asus t100 and wanted to move office to my new dell venue 11 pro core i3 version. I downloaded office and it got to the point where it needed to check if any other computers are using the license. So of course with it being activated on the asus it didn't let me. So is there anyway of deactivating it from the asus and transferring it to the dell or is the office version "special" that came with the bay trail tablets?

Answer:Possible to transfer microsoft office from bay trail tablet to new tablet?

Uninstall it on the T100?
Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk

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I have a new X220 Tablet, and the Pen and Tablet functions work perfectly out of the box as long as the unit is on the Ultrabase. As soon as I remove from the Ultrabase (or boot while not connected), the Pen & Tablet functions stop working. Conversely, if I dock the X220, the Pen & Tablet functions begin working again. The behavior is the same regardless of whether I have an external monitor attached or not. Any thoughts?

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Hey all, I have a weird problem.  My tablet buttons have stopped working-- but only in tablet mode.  That is, I can't rotate, or bring up the tablet shortcuts, or move around the screen in tablet mode.  Also autorotate doesn't work.  But if I switch out of tablet mode, I can do all of these things just fine (except for autorotate). Also, when I switch into tablet mode the screen doesnt rotate or anything, but when I switch out of tablet mode the screen rotates to the direction I defined in the settings (sometimes.. to be honest it seems pretty random to me).  I am running 32 bit vista w/ 4 gb ram on an x61 tablet with the latest drivers.  I have uninstalled the tablet button drivers and the lenovo system interface and reinstalled them already.. I have the latest APS. Help me out here.. I have no idea why this isn't working!  Don't make me have to reinstall vista to get the buttons working.. Tha'ts ridiculous!!  Arrrgh.

Answer:Tablet buttons stop working in tablet mode only

sano88 wrote:Also autorotate doesn't work.  But if I switch out of tablet mode, I can do all of these things just fine (except for autorotate).You haven't calibrated it yet and enabled it yet. You have to get into Tablet shortcut menu setting and do it all first. For the rest, uninstalled all ThinkPad Tablet Button Driver, ThinkPad Tablet shortcut menu then restar and reinstall vis System Update. Just let it find for you; that's the only thing I could recommend for this case.

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I have left my system virtually untouched as far as hardware goes for the last 2 years. Just recently i ordered a new video card (evga 8800gts 640mb) and processor (A64x2 4200+). This means a reformat for me.

But I cant decide on which OS to go with. Some people have suggested I go with Vista, but I hear the driver horror stories and it makes me shudder. Right now I have 2 options immediately availible to me, windows 2000 and windows XP 64bit. I used 2000 up until about 7 months ago when i switched to xp64 when all the driver stuff was worked out. It runs everything fine... but it has problems with a few older games (tribes 2 is the biggest one that comes to mind).
I mostly game on my system (eve online, CSS, BF2142, soon to be Bioshock)... but I do other stuff (video/audio/photo editing). Should I stick with xp64? Or have the bugs/drivers been worked out with Vista and I should give that a shot? If so... which version? Ive been out of the tech loop for those 2 years and I have no idea what the hells going on with the copies of vista. so confusing
 

Answer:Cant decide on an OS.....

While not a full on endorsement to upgrade to Vista Home Premium x64 version, I did do that upgrade this weekend.

All the hardware in my sig had 64bit drivers and is running rock solid in Vista x64. The only problem I encountered is that my Anti-virus software (McAfee) supported Vista but not the x64 bit version. Currently Symantec and CA seem to be the two that support the x64 version. McAfee says it's coming soon, but how long can you run without an antivirus?

Overall, I find that the x64 benefits helps to offset the impact Vista has on game performance. So I've the newer OS and gaming performance like my system was in XP Pro (not the x64 version of XP).

I would recommend staying clear of Windows 2000 due to not all patches being released to that OS any longer. You can pay extra for extended patching support, but why? XP Pro at a minimum is the best idea if you'd like to not move to Vista.
 

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I have been using this OS for about 3 weeks now, and I still cannot decide if I really like it or if I am still just trying to like it. I think with a touch screen I might be 100% sold on it, but I don't have a touch screen.

What I am noticing, is that most of the metro apps I have installed are not very useful/don't work so good. This is not a deal breaker, as the store is still young and I have a sense that better things will come with time. Still, it is true now.

I keep seeing these commercials about how this OS is really customize-able, and how each person can really make the ui their own. I think this is a total hunk of rubbish and probably the opposite of the truth unfortunately. There is very little wiggle room for customization in this OS. If anything, I felt like my desktop in Windows 7 was more my own than this metro start screen. In 8, the backgrounds and colors are all preloaded, and you have to choose from the canned options given by microsoft. The Start menu is gone, and no way to bring it back is included for those who prefer it. I feel no affinity to my start screen, even though I have been using it for 3 weeks, and I wonder how many others are probably having this same feeling.

All this said, I like the idea of the app store, and I can see potential in what they are trying to do. At the moment, I don't like any of the apps though. Everyone one of them (aside from the games) feels a bit rushed and half baked, with limited functionality. ... Read more

Answer:I still cannot decide if I like this OS.

You can change the backgrounds in Metro, and the colors.

One option is Windows 8 Start Screen Customizer v1.3 beta by ~vhanla on deviantART

Another is Customize the Windows 8 Start screen with Stardock's Decor8

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Help decide between CPUs

depending on how my marks go... i may be getting a new computer. After giving me a $2000 budget to start planning, i have come to the tough part. Picking the CPU

Intel P4 2.0GHz $469.00
Asus P4B533
or
AMD XP 2100+ $440.00
Asus A7N266-WA


Here is what else I'm plannin':
256 PC2700 DDR-RAM
Geforce4 Ti 4200 128RAm
Creative Live 5.1
350W PSU
LG 16X DVD ROM
LG 40X 12X 40 CDRW
Mator 80G 7200 and a 20G 7200 (tha latter for backup)

Since they r roughy the same price, which one will perform better wit their motherboard. I also heard that the P4s work better wit R-RAM.
 

Answer:decide between P4 & XP

P4!
 

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Hi guys I was just wondering which of the following setups would be better for gaming:

Core 2 Duo E6300 and 7600GT

OR

Athlon 64 3500+ and 7900GT

This is assuming that all the other parts in the system are the same. Also, I cannot buy the Core 2 AND the 7900GT due to budget restrictions.
 

Answer:Can't decide what to buy

Yeesh. Tough call.

Is that Athlon system an AM2 system?

As they are now, that 3500+ w/ 7900GT would probably outperform the Core 2 Duo system from a stricly gaming standpoint. The graphics card does most of the work.

But that 3500+ cpu is going to get dated real quick as games start taking advantage of dual core CPUs more and more.

Me? If I was building a new system now, I'd have to get a dual core CPU.
 

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Hi guys...

need some suggestions; I'm finally moving in my apartment I just bought and I am undecided if I should go for DSL or Cable (i'm in Coral Gables, Miami)

I will certainly sign up for a VoIP, maybe AT&T CallVantage, and would like to have a 6Mbit connection....

The building is rigged with a T1 line....

so, would you go with DSL or Cable...and which VoIP...?

Thanks

Emanuele
 

Answer:...please help me decide!

VoIP blows unless your provider has QoS to make sure a large download/upload doesnt interfere with your phone calls. Just be sure whoever serves your internet connection is also your VoIP provider....

$0.02 on VoIP service.
 

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     Hello all old  friends:      The PC  I am using is rather old. I dettermined to buy a new one.      In the market, two brands attracted my eyes: 15-ay041wm and 15-039wm.  The majour difference of the two is "Touchscreen"      I hope you tell me: (1) How is these 2 brand PC ? (2) The "touchscreen" is a new function, is itgood for users?        Thanks in advance.                        

Answer:Tell me how to decide?

Those are both Wal-Mart laptops and yes, the only difference is the touchscreen. The prices I saw were around $350 for an i3 processor, 8 gigs of RAM, a 1 TB hard drive. The -041 has a DVD burner, too and I assume they both do.  Touchscreen is very popular but I have to say I don't really use it on a laptop. It is a bit awkward to lean over the keyboard and touch to control actions when you have a mouse and keyboard. To me, touch is for tablets without a keyboard but adding the touch does not hurt anything and for $20 extra it is worth exploring if you like it.  Only objection I can see is the 1366 x 768 screen and the hard drive (mechanical). I like something with higher resolution, and a solid state drive but you pay a premium for that. I don't think you are going to find any stronger specs for $339 or $359.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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which one is better:
nvidia geforce 920m of 1gb dedicated vram or with 2gb vram.

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Question: Help me decide!!

Is this ~ http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10347755&loc= a good motherboard and what is the fastest best CPU/RAM that it will take? Looking for 1GB R / 3.0+ GHZ CPU.

BTW I have a AK76-SN motherboard now, will this http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10347755&loc= one fit in the same case?

Answer:Help me decide!!

how are you gonna get 3ghz clock speeds? these are for athlon xps and durons!

only cpus that can go over 3ghz are intels

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I'm looking at possibly upgrading my computer, in the near future. I'm not much of a gamer, mostly Civilization 5, SWTOR, WoW, and perhaps some other games in the future... (Mass Effect 3, etc). I mostly do Photoshop work, and watch videos online and on disc.

I've narrowed it down to basics of what I'd like in the case, but can't decide between AMD or Intel.

Which config would you say is better for my wishes? $2,000 is probably my limit.

AMD FX 8-Core Configurator http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/AMD_FX_8-Core_Configurator/w/107691

or

Intel Z68 Core i5/i7 Configurator http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel_Z68_Core_i5_i7_Configurator/w/107693
Or should I wait for something new?
 

Answer:can't decide which is better...

The Z68 is the better system... with these recommended changes:

A - dump the water cooling.

B - dump the Overclock... do a bit of research, you do this yourself - takes seconds. And OC shouldn't be done on brand new hardware... after a month or so, then OC... give them some burn-in. You may find your PC so fast that why bother? OC is not for long-term hardware.

C - Get a single 7770 card rather than dual 7750s. Review on new 77x0 cards: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-radeon-hd-7770-ghz-edition-review/11

The 7800 series isn't out yet for another month or so.

With that BUILD, dual 7750s are not much bang for your buck. For $3 less the ICQ-6870 is a faster single card - easily and will always be faster with better cooling.

D - Corsair Graphite 600T Gaming Case is a nicer case, I think... but its a lot bigger... Cases don't matter too much as long as they are in the same category of quality. I also like the Antec P280 case.. here are some heat & noise benchmarks.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5556/lian-lis-pc90-the-hammer-strikes-hard/5

E - I'd take Gigabyte motherboard over ASUS

F - PSU is overkill... $250? Get the Corsair 750TX or 850TX. More than enough power to handle any SINGLE video card setup with 4 hard drives.

F - I'd go with an intel 120GB 320 or 520 series drive (520 is SATA3) for reliability.

Ending price is $1858 with my config with the P280 case,Corsair 850TX PSU and i320-120GB.
 

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Question: Trying to decide

Is windows Vista Backup and Restore the best choice or should I use Acronis instead?
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Trying to decide

Depends what for. If you want to make a drive image, Acronis would be much better. If you just want to back up a bunch of individual files and folders, Vista's built-in functionality should be sufficient.
 

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Question: I can't decide

Im stuck on 3 graphics cards. I'm not going over 200 bucks (not including shipping). So I have a few questions.

1. I heard GDDR3 memory is unstable?
2. Is it important that the card has open GL 2.0?
3. Is it important that the card has the shader model 3 of direct x?

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-430&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-170-054&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-150-078&depa=1

The ATI X700 pro is what Im leaning toward, but I have an intel chipset and processor, will I have compatability issues? I've heard multiple people say that ATI goes with AMD and Nvidea goes with Intel.

Thank you for your input.
 

Answer:I can't decide

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Question: can't decide!

ok, i've read all the junk b/w 6600gt and x800, etc.

i was gonna go for 6600gt, but now i see x800 is only a few dollars more. and to add to my confusion, someone said don't buy any cards since x900 something is coming out tomorrow... does that mean the other vid cards are gonna be cheaper? or is this of no relevence to me since i in no way have that kind of money? anyways... the website im lookin at is

http://www.canadacomputers.com

these are my options... (as of tonight, hehe):

note: all in Canadian Dollars.

Sapphire Radeon X800 256MB GDDR3 256Bit PCI-Express x16 S-Video Out Retail Version $265.00


Gigabyte GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 PCI-E 16X w/ TV-Out, DVI (GV-NX66T128D) $215.99

gigabyte simply cuz its hte cheapest one.

orr.. this one from ncix.com

eVGA E-GEFORCE 6600GT 128M DDR3 PCI-E VGA DVI HD OUT VIDEO CARD $239.97

ok so these are my options.. difference b/w evga and x800 is only about 25$CAD. is it worth it? is it overclockable? (unlikely that i would overclock it anyways.. unless it turns out ot be really easy..)

alright, help me make up my mind! im close to putting my computer together!

Answer:can't decide!

The x800 is a bad choice. Lack of software support and a lot of the games don't play well on it at all right now.

The 6600GT is VERY overclockable, the eVGA is best, but Giga-Byte is also solid, on that price difference, I would just go with the Giga-byte.

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Question: Help me decide!

I made a mistake of buying a motherboard from EVGA two years ago or so, the first one stopped working after a month or two, the second one has started to give me problems, like my keyboard would stop responding and stuff, called EVGA up and the tech guys weren't really that helpful.
I've decided

either

to give up on the motherboard and buy a new one because i've HAD ENOUGH!

So I came across this mobo(MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard) on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275 and I remembered reading somewhere that am3 mobos are compatible with am2 processors? I have a AMD 6000 athlon x2 3.0. Will it support my processor? (do you guys have any better recommendations?)

or

Buy a new motherboard along with a new processor and a nice case - antec 902? maybe.

Once again the same motherboard, or if you guys suggest any other. And I was thinking of buying the AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz and unlock it for 4 cores, have never done it, but i'm pretty sure it won't be that hard. If I go with this option, I'll more then likely sell my 2gig of ddr2 corsair ram and buy 4 gigs of ddr3. Any other suggestions as for the processor or mobo?
Also if I unlock the cores will it be the same thing as a quad core?


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Answer:Help me decide!

Your worst nightmare just happened. An Intel guy logged into your thread.

That said, I shant tarry.

Buy a Gigabyte board. (period). Which particular one, you can figure out.

Despite a lower memory bit access spec, (256 bit GTX-460) vs (448 bit GTX-260), the GTX-460, (on paper at least) seems to outperform it.. (This is on a 1 GB GTX-460 card only). Plus it has way more "CUDA" cores, (336 vs 192), whatever that means. (I think it's important though).

The GTX-460 is current line and has GDDR-5 and DX-11. Something to think about.

Oh, before I forget an Antec "902" is actually a 900 "2". But it does seem to run all together when you try and say it, yes? Great case, BTW.

I gotta jet, my Prescott's starting to overheat.....
 

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Dear members,

Please help me decide on buying a new PC since i dont know much about computers. I already have a 6 year old toshiba laptop and which is still works fine but has fairly old features (256 mb, usb 1.1, 30 GB, old graphic card, etc). These are the minumum requirements I am looking for in a PC:

512 RAM (if windows vista isn't installed)
30 GB
usb 2.0
a way to connect to TV via HDMI or S-video inputs
at least has windows XP home edition or media center
Famous Brand Like Sony, Dell, Toshiba, HQ,
Price Range $700-$2500

I will be using mainly for selling item on ebay, surfing, downloading vidoes from site like rapidshare and saving to an external HD, watching anime/drama by connecting a TV, and playing MMORPG games like world of craft (but not games that require the latest graphic card etc).

I won't be doing nothing like video/picture editing, burning CD or DVD or anything that require a lot of processing power, transfering files from digital camera or phone, and wireless route or internet connection (but wireless keyboard/mouse is okay)

Please also let me know should I get PC that has windows vista (I have window xp home edition which is just fine for me) and any other feature I should also look for. thank you very much!
 

Answer:Please HELP me decide what PC I Should BUY

Do you want another laptop or could this new computer be a desktop? If you look at laptops and desktops with comparable features, the desktops normally cost less. So, at a specific price level, you can expect to get a higher performing system by getting a desktop. Desktops also are much more flexible in terms of future upgrades.

And, whether a laptop or desktop, you can easily find models with 1GB of memory at the lower end of your price range. So, go for at least 1GB.

And, why would you state 30GB as the minimum size hard drive for a new system? You can't even find new systems with hard drives that small. Think in terms of at least 80GB in a laptop and probably twice that size in a desktop, even at the lower end of your price range.
 

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Question: How do you decide?

Genuinely curious, not looking for an argument here, but how or who decides who gets help on this forum?

I've noticed there are many unanswered threads (including my own) while other have posts in mid to high double figures in the thread.

What gets one post answered & another ignored? Is it some are too hard (or maybe too easy) to bother with? Is it some are interesting while others offer no challenge?
 

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Question: Can't decide on OS

Just ordered all the hardware for a new build, and I can't decide on what OS (or OSes) I'm going to use. I'm leaning towards sticking with Windows XP Pro 32 bit just because it's what I'm familiar with. Anyone want to pitch to me XP Pro 64 bit or Vista Ultimate 64 bit? I have this desire to get the most out of my ram, try vista, and try 64 bit processing, but I'm hesitant to put money into something that might end up bringing me grief.
 

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64 bit OSes shouldn't bring you any grief, especially Vista x64, if you plan ahead, check your applications compatibility, and make sure you get the right drivers for your hardware. You didn't post any planned system specs, so we can only make assumptions at this point. Considering how cheap DDR2 is right now, there really isn't much of a reason not to go to 4 GB, which would also put you into the x64 category. As for which OS, XP or Vista, that choice should be made by you and you alone. XP is stable and what you're familiar with, but many of us who are using Vista x64 love it, and won't go back.
 

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Hi I'm trying to build a competent gaming rig, I have a 312mb 8800gts with 4gb of ram, but every game seems to complain about my CPUs core speed which is 2.0GHz.

I thought about buying a Dual Core Athlon 7750 Black Edition with a core speed of 2.7GHz and a bus speed of 1800MHz for $113nzd but there is also a Triple Core Phenom 8650 with a core speed of 2.3GHz but it has a bus speed of 3600MHz, all for $148nzd.

My question is which would be better for gaming? Other suggestions are welcomed as well.

Thanks in advance for any helpful replies.
 

Answer:Can't decide what CPU to buy

I'd go for the 2.7 Ghz as it is faster and cheaper than the 2.3 Ghz.
 

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