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Help Me Keep My New PC Happy, Healthy and Safe From Harm

I've very recently (ie yesterday) got myself a brand new desktop PC! I would really like your advice on the best ways to keep it running at its best, protected from the nasty things that lurk on the internet (virii, malware, spyware etc) and set up to get the most out of our blossoming relationship... The machine runs on Windows 8. [more inside]
posted by Philby on Jun 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Buying a scratch & dent furnace from Florida and finding installation?

I intend to buy a scratch & dent furnace from these guys, even after shipping (100 dollars) It will be much cheaper than buying a new one. I want to find some heating/cooling company to install it for me.. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jun 14, 2014 - 8 answers

How feasible is it to replace a car stereo yourself (in a '01 Nissan)?

My wife and I just purchased her mother's old 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The stereo it has is tape deck (!) which technically works and a CD player that doesn't. It has no aux input, which is unfortunately all we actually want. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on May 12, 2014 - 18 answers

Which wall speaker mounts to get and how to install?

I'm not sure what wall/ceiling speaker mounts are appropriate for my system or how to install them in the type of walls I have. Suggestions welcome! [more inside]
posted by droplet on Apr 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Samsung NC20 Laptop Slow, Malware--Should I just reinstall Windows?

I have a Samsung NC20 laptop that I bought 4 or 5 years ago. It runs Windows XP and has some sort of malware, IRP Hook, that AVG has found but cannot remove. In addition, it runs significantly slower than I would like, and cannot play most videos at all--the sound plays fine, but the image just staggers and jumps. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Nov 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Is it possible to attach a sliding part for my keyboard to my table?

I have a table that I bought from IKEA which is a bit like this: http://www.ikea.com/​ca/​en/​catalog/​products/​S29806818/ and the problem I have is that while the screen on the table is fine, the keyboard which is right in front of it seems to me to be too high for my arms. So I was wondering if it is possible to install that sliding part you find in computer tables like this one: http://img.weiku.com/​waterpicture/​2011/​10/​25/0/​office_​furniture_​computer_​table_​6345924906​78635461​_1.jpg and what that part is called anyway? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu on May 5, 2013 - 9 answers

How to continue using an almost new laptop

I have an Acer laptop with an i3 chip and the standard amount of RAM, probably 4GB that I bought in 2011. Just over a year after I bought it, and just weeks after the end of warranty, the hard drive died. I'm wondering how hard it would be to buy a new hard drive and install Ubuntu or something like that. Is it possible? If so, how much of a pain is it to set up drivers? Would I have to manually install drivers for nearly everything (USB ports, wireless receiver, etc)?
posted by KokuRyu on Jan 10, 2013 - 13 answers

H61 install hell!

Getting the dreaded "Required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" during Windows 7 install, but no drivers are working! [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jan 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Use a Mac to install Windows on a formerly Linux nettop box

How do I make a bootable Windows USB flash drive using a Mac? [more inside]
posted by ethidda on Dec 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Unattended program installation options in a home context?

I'd like to automate installation of windows programs. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Put /var over thar?

How do I best set up Linux partitions & mount points on my old netbook with limited storage capacity? [more inside]
posted by Edogy on Jun 5, 2012 - 12 answers

How to BLOCK browser toolbars from installing?

I need a method to BLOCK browser toolbars from installing. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on May 17, 2012 - 20 answers

Having trouble restoring Mac OS X system software

Please help me restore Mac OS on my wife's MacBook! I am pulling my hair out. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Apr 11, 2012 - 13 answers

If it's really a one click install....why have I been clicking all day?

I cannot get my 'one click' Wordpress install, hosted by iinet to work, with one or many clicks.... Can you help me troubleshoot, as I have a deadline to meet. [more inside]
posted by MT on Feb 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me set up a family PC

Help me set up a family PC [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Dec 3, 2011 - 4 answers

How to Install Corner Molding?

I'm home over Thanksgiving break and my mom wants some house work done. Fun! But, I don't know how to do it. So, dearest MetaFilter, how do I install molding on the corner of a wall? (Picture on the inside.) [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Nov 25, 2011 - 13 answers

OpenOffice's evil twin

What the heck is OpenOffice.fm, and did this download damage my friend's computer? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Nov 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Frankensteining a Windows XP Install: old into new?

Can I put my old XP state into a new XP install? [more inside]
posted by Uther Bentrazor on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Polarity unclarity

How to I tackle replacing (rear) car speakers when there's a special connector? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation.

Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation. [more inside]
posted by schmoppa on Aug 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Sharp AR-M620 driver install no longer works (XP)

Sharp AR-M620 driver no longer installs on windows XP, it used to!! Now, no printer shows up at all. Any idea why this is happening? [more inside]
posted by Guyatoffice on Aug 18, 2011 - 0 answers

Help me install a WordPress theme.

How to install a WordPress theme for dummies, please help! [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jul 12, 2011 - 13 answers

How much does an elevator cost?

How much would it cost to install an elevator in a five-story commercial building? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Jun 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Your default install application listing for a windos Computer

What are your default installs on a windows computer? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jun 21, 2011 - 20 answers

Possible to create an install file from an installed program?

Can I create an install file from an installed program? Windows. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on May 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Pull the trigger on a new box?

I'm thinking of upgrading my computer. [more inside]
posted by Marky on May 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Problem with HP 3600n Color Laserjet Printer

My computer was running increasingly slow, so I after trying various fixes (defragmenting, CCleanup, Malware, Antivirus, removing old files and programs), it was suggested I reinstall Windows, which I did. Its original speed has returned. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Installing countless fonts—each in its own folder—onto WinXP machine

Mass-installing fonts onto an XP machine when each font is enclosed in its own folder. [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson on Feb 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Wordpress.org or Blogger? Help me decide which would be best in this case, please.

During this holiday break I'm going to be purchasing a domain name and migrating a University department's WordPress.com blog over to either WordPress.org or Blogger. I need help deciding which (Wordpress.org or Blogger) will be the best way to go based on the blog's needs and the capabilities of its authors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 22, 2010 - 9 answers

How to use GRUB to install a second OS on an existing second partition?

Have an existing install of REDHAT on a first partition, I have created a second partition and am trying to use GRUB to install a second OS (happens to be another version of redhat). Please help, or ask for more details if needed. From the GRUB command line how do I make it install on a selected partition.
posted by samuel1613 on Dec 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Copy Windows Install Discs for Back-up

Exactly how do I rip (or burn) copies of the Windows XP, Vista, 7 install discs? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Oct 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Save mail, clean install

I'd like to do a clean install on my iMac 24" with Leopard. I have routine backups with Time Machine and a recent CarbonCopy of the hard drive. After the clean install, the only information I want to access is my saved emails. How can I save or access or import old emails?
posted by midwestmainer on Oct 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Reinstalling an OS on a new computer

I'm purchasing a computer. It requires Win7 Ultimate and I have a choice as to how that happens. [more inside]
posted by davcoo on Sep 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Re-installing OSX and copying files over from a backup without employing Migration Assistant

Question about re-installing OSX and copying files over from a backup—but without using Migration Assistant. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Aug 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Spinning wheel during OS X install

MacBook Pro freezes (spinning wheel) during system install (10.5) -- what to do? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Aug 24, 2010 - 4 answers

c-x GRAR

Have you ever installed and used Emacs org-mode? Can you please help me try it? The instructions here are ambiguous, vague, and complicated. I am an Emacs neophyte, so it would be awesome if someone could explain this slowly to me! [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Aug 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Advice on installing an air conditioner into a window sleeve that's too big?

In the apartment I'm moving into, each room has a wall sleeve (just below the window) for an air conditioner. We tried installing one of my air conditioners in there tonight, and it's too small to fit the space. It mostly fills it, but even with the fins on either side of the air conditioner pulled out, there are still spaces above and below. Does anyone have any advice on how to properly install the air conditioner? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Jun 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Installing an SSD on a HP netbook

I have a HP Mini 110 with a 160 GB HD running Ubuntu. I'm pretty happy with it, but I don't really need all that space (currently I'm filling a tiny portion of it) and would prefer a faster boot time. What kind of improvements in speed should I expect if I swap out the hard drive with an SSD? What is the level of expense and difficulty involved in the install? Would I be better off just getting a newer notebook with an SSD already installed? What is the best source for a suitable SSD?
posted by Artw on May 10, 2010 - 15 answers

install shield... :(

Install shield error! Can't install any programs! [more inside]
posted by Kudos on May 5, 2010 - 7 answers

help me install my monitor sans cd

I just bought this LG monitor, and after I got it home and unpacked it I realized it (of course!) came with an installation CD. Problem: I'm using it with my netbook, which doesn't have a CD drive. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Mar 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me get XP reinstalled and back and running quickly

My Dell M65 laptop has been thoroughly rinsed by a virus infection. I've tried everything I can, but I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and completely reinstall windows. The laptop does have a restore partition, so I'm planning to use that. What do I need to think/do in order to get back up and running as quickly as possible? [more inside]
posted by alby on Mar 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Win 7 install problem

I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7. When I did, rather than creating a small "recovery" partition, it designated an entire separate hard drive a system drive. Now if I want to use the built in drive image program it insists I back up both...when I just want to back up the OS. Can this be changed? If not, if I use a third party image program can I just back up the C drive?
posted by jmf2525 on Feb 8, 2010 - 4 answers

NEW TOYS no driver :(

Oh no! In the aftermath of a wicked virus I went in and manually deleted the corrupted files, one of which happened to include the driver I need to install new software.... I think.... [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Jan 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Questions about adding and removing windows components and other software without the CD's. Non piracy related I hope.

I have some questions about adding and removing windows components and other software without the CD's. Non piracy related I hope. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jan 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Which Windows XP package do I need?

I have a desktop PC that came with Ubuntu Linux, and have never been able to get it to work with my ISP. So I can get some use out of this box, I want to put Windows XP on it. This will be the first install of Windows on this machine, which Windows XP package do I need to buy to get all the pieces I need (ie all the codes and crap so I can register with MS so it will work longer than a month). Keeping cost as low as possible is good too. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Jan 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Minimizing the hassle of reinstalling everything?

Help me save time and frustration reinstalling my programs/settings after a fresh Windows install / upgrade / etc. [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Nov 14, 2009 - 4 answers

How should I install Windows 7?

How should I install Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Oct 23, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I eject the Snow Leopard install DVD on a Mac Mini?

How do I eject the Snow Leopard install DVD on a Mac Mini? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Oct 9, 2009 - 24 answers

Obsolete hardware + Linux = fail?

Attention Linux gurus of MeFi: Attempting to set up an old Dell Latitude CS laptop as a Linux system (Xubuntu) for a coworker. Massive installation headaches ensue thanks to missing hardware. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Sep 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Which distro of Linux should I try?

Which one of the multitude of Linux distros should someone who's never used Linux before give a go? [more inside]
posted by n3rt on Aug 18, 2009 - 34 answers

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