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How can I thoroughly test the Windows 7 desktop machine I built for my dad before I give it back to him?

How can I thoroughly test the Windows 7 desktop machine I built for my dad before I give it back to him? He lives 4.5 hours away so I won't be able to easily respond to problems once he has it. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Dec 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Is it smart to run both my computer and record player audio through an amplifier?

Is it possible to use the same set of speakers/studio monitors with both my computer and record player/amplifier? Is it possible/smart to run both the computer and record player audio through the amplifier? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Windows 7 home server hardware recs

Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Comprehensive Home Network Setup

I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

What are the differences between sharing a folder over a network from a Win7 desktop, having a NAS, or having a Windows Home Server box?

What are the differences between sharing a folder over a network from a Win7 desktop, having a NAS, or having a Windows Home Server box? Is an actual server better than a folder share? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for a 14" or 15" Windows 7 laptop. Should I wait until Sandy Bridge makes its way out into the market or should I buy one now? Also, which should I buy? Details inside.

Looking for a 14" or 15" Windows 7 laptop. Should I wait until Sandy Bridge makes its way out into the market or should I buy one now? Also, which should I buy? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Dec 29, 2010 - 11 answers

I'm looking for a 14 or 15 inch Sony, Asus, or Lenovo Windows 7 laptop that will function as my only machine. Any recommendations?

I'm looking for a 14 or 15 inch Sony, Asus, or Lenovo Windows 7 laptop that will function as my only machine. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 3, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me find a new non-Mac 15" Windows 7 laptop. What manufacturer should I go with? Details inside.

Help me find a new non-Mac 15" Windows 7 laptop. What manufacturer should I go with? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside...

Should I build a new desktop machine or should I build nothing more than Network-Attached Storage? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 8, 2010 - 11 answers

I am looking to buy a reasonably priced Windows 7 15" laptop for my parents. Any recommendations?

I am looking to buy a reasonably priced Windows 7 15" laptop for my parents. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 29, 2010 - 19 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Recommendations for new laptop with nice, sturdy hardware.

I'm thinking about replacing my 2 year-old 15" Macbook Pro but I can't find a non-Apple laptop that feels like it doesn't have cheap hardware. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 13, 2010 - 33 answers

I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand?

I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Can anyone lend me a hand in designing my new home network computer setup?

Can anyone lend me a hand in designing my new home network computer setup? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 7, 2009 - 7 answers

What type of capabilities should I look to include in a computer I'm planning on building within the next few months?

What type of capabilities should I look to include in a computer I'm planning on building within the next few months? I would like to make sure I'm prepared for future technology. I don't want to build totally for the present. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 8, 2008 - 12 answers

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