Official PC Thread

Here's a URL that I check out often. They tend to hand out free software, sometimes good sometimes just bunch of junk.

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/

Also, here's a tip for viewing your spreadsheets in different windows. Meaning two different instances of Excel.

Steps:
1. Open My Computer
2. Go to Tool (menu on top of the window)
3. Go to Folder Options (see screenshot "Folder Options"
4. Select File Types tab (see screenshot "File Types")
5. Scroll down until you find XLS
6. Highlight XLS and select Advanced (see screenshot Advanced)
7. Uncheck "browse in same window"
8. Highlight Open
9. Select Edit
10. A new window will appear (see screenshot Open - Edit)

Under "Applications used to perform action" make sure you have this:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE" "%1" (Add this exactly as you see it!)

^ Originally this looks like this:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE" /e just replace /e with "%1"

Erase everything in "DDE Message" box and "DDE Application not running" box

Under "Application" in the box make sure Excel is typed in. Under "Action" box make sure %Open is typed in.

I have only tested this on Office 2003 on Windows XP, not sure if it works on Vista.

Folder Options


File Types - XLS


Advanced - XLS


Open - Edit
 
Some of my software on my PC.
WinRAR - used for rar or zip files. Unzipping files.
Alcohol 120% - use it for mounting images as well as creating and burning ISOs to discs.
CCCP - Video codec pack. I think this is better than K-Lite codec pack!
Photoshop CS2 - No need to explain right?
Nero 8 - Burning software
SlingPlayer - Got Sling?
Firefox - Best browser out there! :)
Daemon Tools - ISO mounting software
MS Office 2003 - can't live without it lol
VLC Player - Whenever WMP fails me this player plays everything!
Vuze - Torrent client
PS3 Media Server - Works great!
Steam - Game manager
Videora - iPod video converter
LogMeIn - Remote desktop solution. Access your PC from anywhere in the world.
Filezilla FTP Client & Server - Access FTP servers. Also have a server of my own! :)

Games currently on my PC
Trine Demo
Left4Dead
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
Sims 3
Max Payne 2

I think I got more stuff, but that's all I can think of.
 
More URLs to watch.

Oldversion.com - ever need to download an older version of an application check this site out, might have it there!

Wallpapers:
http://wallpaper.deviantart.com/?qh=1680x1050
http://www.hdwallpapers.net/
http://www.hebus.com/ (site is in French, but they got a lot of stuff! NSFW! there's an adult section so be careful! consider yourselves warned!)
http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/downloads/date/any/?promo=disabled
http://www.wallpapers.com/

Media Library
http://www.imediaman.com/ - Pretty neat media library builder!
 
Jan 29, 2009
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Oh yeah you said you had a hackintosh didn't you? ok, well that's cool, but doesn't really look worth the trouble :)

Good stuff though Cali.

It runs just like XP on it... maybe a lil slower.. just have the cool toolbar at the bottom, which you can run without having a mac...
 

mobius387

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how long have your PC's lasted you?

I have an alienware desktop I bought back in 2004 that is still going strong and pretty fast.

Also I have an Asus laptop from 2008 that had to be sent in for a new GPU and something else (all in warranty), but other than that its been a great computer to have. I hope it lasts me through school, as with the desktop.

Just wondering how long you guys wait to get a new PC. I think 5+ years for a desktop aint too bad.
 
Jan 29, 2009
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how long have your PC's lasted you?

I have an alienware desktop I bought back in 2004 that is still going strong and pretty fast.

Also I have an Asus laptop from 2008 that had to be sent in for a new GPU and something else (all in warranty), but other than that its been a great computer to have. I hope it lasts me through school, as with the desktop.

Just wondering how long you guys wait to get a new PC. I think 5+ years for a desktop aint too bad.

Most people its every 3 -5 years...
 
how long have your PC's lasted you?

I have an alienware desktop I bought back in 2004 that is still going strong and pretty fast.

Also I have an Asus laptop from 2008 that had to be sent in for a new GPU and something else (all in warranty), but other than that its been a great computer to have. I hope it lasts me through school, as with the desktop.

Just wondering how long you guys wait to get a new PC. I think 5+ years for a desktop aint too bad.

I can't stand having the same system for more than 2 1/2 years. :) I need upgrades every now and then :scat: but my sister gets the old systems I dispose :) so I'd say they last at least 6 and going to 7 years now :) (self made too!)
 
Jan 29, 2009
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I installed Windows 7 Professional x64 and wow my system is so much faster! Obviously there's some stuff on W7 that needs work a few bugs here and there, but definitely miles ahead of Vista!

Is it activated?? And if so, can you send me the ISO???