Computer Hell...

Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:17 pm

Well, the iMac was waiting for me when I arrived home, I'm certainly not used to the speed and the clarity of the display. I'm in unfamiliar territory here...all the familiar Windows stuff is missing...I'm scared. :help: This may take a while to figure out...

The other issue is with the modem from Service Electric. I keep loosing Internet, have to unplug it and power it back up. This happened once before, I guess it's time to take it over to the local office.
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:37 pm

So I'm still using a PC for Quicken, about a month ago I was no longer able to update my checking account register from the bank. I finally decided to call Quicken today. After about 1/2 hour Tarbash determined that there was a problem with the Quicken version I have (Home and Business 2009) and sent me a link to download the 2010 version. I'm now running the installation for the third time, maybe this time it will be able to complete.
I'm starting to dislike Quicken as much as I dislike PC's and all things Microsoft. :mad2: :mad3: :mad:
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:40 pm

We installed quicken on a thumb drive, it ran quicker and we had an easy install.
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:51 pm

The third time worked, it got hung up on getting the updates to Quicken 2010. I skipped the update. Now I'm about to see if it will download transactions from the bank.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:09 pm

Still won't update my register, it goes through the procedure, tells me the account has been updated successfully but when I look at the register the missing transactions still aren't there.
I'm so glad I wasted the afternoon on this.

Now in an online chat with Amjad at Quicken. Downloaded an update for 2010 and installing it now.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:59 am

If this persists,call Rajneesh..ask for the Quicken Kiwi Cherry Patch....results may be had :o :lol:
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:56 am

My computer is in the hospital again with a virus. I really hate viruses. I had been questioning the Trend Micro security with DK but he didn't do anything until after the fact. Agggh....

The attendant at the computer hospital said to get Norton 360 so that will be on it when it comes home. I think that every individual who creates such a virus should be sentenced to a month in a cell with an infected computer and every day they should get an computer infected with a different virus. The one I got this time was particularly nasty. We'd clear it up, think we removed it and then when we rebooted it re-implanted itself - leaving you at risk to it and what other virus might be hanging around. It's going to cost a couple of hundreds of dollars to clear. Do they ever catch these guys? Lisa
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:22 am

In my opinion Norton is a virus.
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:04 am

I actually did get a patch from Quicken and installed it, finally I was able to download the transactions. Saved the PC from being used for target practice. :lol:
One more conversation with Gloplap and that would have been it.
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: baddawg On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:01 pm

The day I quit using Norton was almost as good as switching to coal. Try Avast, it's free and it works without wrecking your computer. been using it on five computers for 4 years with no problems.
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:32 pm

I'm using the free program from AVG on the PC, gave Norton the boot a while ago.
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:36 pm

the free avast is the way to go....

norton is a virus indeed anything symantec is imo....
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:26 pm

I agree - Norton is the GMC JIMMY of antivirus software! :shock:

After deleting Norton from 2 computers, both of them doubled in speed. It's a resource hog ... and a VIRUS as stated. Took many tricky turns to completely remove all it's tentacles from both systems. I've had less viruses using free stuff than Norton.

Lisa I highly suggest getting your money back on that part of the deal ... :(
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Re: Computer Hell...

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:54 am

It was all down hill ever since symantec took over norton utilities in 1990.
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