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Old 05-11-2008, 07:03 PM
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I just bought a new tower, keyboard and mouse for a little over $600.00.

I had a 19" flat screen monitor so I kept that.
The PC didn't come with a manual. It's Windows Vista and even though I've been useing computers for a little over 15 years now I still wanted to know what I can do with the new Vista software.

The box didn't have a manual inside.
After looking at the paper work that DID come with the computer I noticed a message that said that HP didn't include a manual so they could "HELP THE ENVIORMENT" by not wasting paper. (CROCK OF %$#&)
They also said that if you wanted to know anything use their web site for the info.
I don't like doing this. I would rather read it from a manual.


Ok, my question: Does Barns & Nobel or any other book store sell manuals that explain all the things Vista does?

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Old 05-11-2008, 07:16 PM
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Wow, perfect timing! I just fired up my new HP Vista computer today too. I will be asking my computer guru friends some questions this week and will let you know if I find any good reference manuals.
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:22 PM
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Hear ya go. - - -> http://www.windows-vista-update.com/...sta_Books.html
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You will probably have to make your own system backup discs, too.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:06 AM
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Great, thanks for the info Jess.

I've been pretty busy with this thing latley and after I got my printer, router, camera and I-Pod software installed............ then got my favorite web sites back and running, I now want to pry deeper into what makes Vista and HP tick.


Thanks again.
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Wow they have a lot of books for Vista, the tech publishers must love MS.

Depending upon where you are "in life" one of these have to help.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:16 PM
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I'm torn between the dummy book and the missing manual book.

I'll have to check them both out when I go to B&N tomorrow.
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Seriously, the first thing you should do is determine how much RAM is in your new HP and how much you can add in order to use all off Vista's features. At $600 for the HP the graphics are probably integrated with the Intel motherboard which is going to limit Vista without adding RAM.

Go to www.crucial.com and run the online program "System Scanner Tool" that inspects and reports on your PC's current RAM and free RAM slots. It will then list the correct RAM for your PC. You probably have 2 GB and should add as much as possible for Vista. You should only buy the RAM listed that is the same speed as your current RAM, i.e. DDR2-800MHz SDRAM DIMM memory sticks. If you already have 3GB of RAM stay with that, if you have 2GB you can buy two 512KB RAM modules. They are extremely easy to install. Don't buy 2 x 1GB modules unless your PC's Operating system is running at 64 bits (very doubtful).
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:59 PM
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My NEW HP computer's name is HP PAVILIONA6410T PC

500GB HARD DRIVE
4GB MEMORY

The rest of the %$#& will be in the owners manual I guess.
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:40 AM
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My son-in-law just got one of those a few weeks ago. I worked on it 2 weeks ago transferring all his files. Works sweet and it is dead quiet. Kind of freaked me out that the fans shut down when it hibernates.
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