Re: My plan of action

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Primordialooze, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. http://www.gearxs.com/gearxs/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Dell&sort=3a&&page=3


    "Brian Christiansen" <> wrote in message
    news:ib9l27$532$-september.org...
    >
    > "Brian Christiansen" <> wrote in message
    > news:ib9jup$vrd$-september.org...
    >> The following is my plan of action, based on what I know about the
    >> situation, suggestions made here, and some research I did on the
    >> internet.
    >>
    >>
    >> 1.. Back up all critical data to a memory stick, CD, whatever.
    >>
    >> 2.. Get computer running as best as possible using the following steps
    >>
    >> 1.. Remove windows XP and revert back to 98, or
    >>
    >> 2.. Do a clean install of 98 if the old recovery disks are still
    >> around
    >>
    >> 3.. Determine what the computer is used for and remove all software
    >> that does not support that purpose or reinstall all software the supports
    >> that purpose.
    >>
    >> 3.. See what can be done about connecting to the internet after those
    >> things are completed.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > This sucks - I prematurely hit the send key again - actually I hit
    > <ctrl><ret>, and apparantly that is the shortcut key for sending - I
    > thought it would do the same as in my word processor.
    >
    > Well, anyway I will report what I have found about getting a more updated
    > computer and the prices: The best price on a new computer that I could
    > find was about $300 - that was on the dell site, and was a system without
    > a monitor(the monitor that is there now could be used, or at least I think
    > it could). A refurbished (or "off lease") computer that is much more
    > powerful, and newer, than what the church has now can be had for less than
    > $150, and if I recall correctly, there were some actually available for
    > less than that.
    >
    > I did not drive around town to pawnshops, etc, but I did look on
    > craigslist to see if there were any recent model computers for sale
    > locally. I did find some that were even cheaper than the refurbished
    > models. And who knows, perhaps if the seller knows he is selling it to a
    > church, he might reduce the price even further? Or even make it a
    > contribution for the tax deduction?
    >
    > Brian Christiansen
    >
    >
    >
    Primordialooze, Nov 8, 2010
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