FuturePastNow: Fenis-Wolf: Get flashblock-almost all of those m1 transfers are flash ads-by blocking flash my internet browsing speed is amazingly fast.I agree- Flashblock makes an incredible difference to the speed some sites load.
No_47: I've never been Rick Rolled.
Fenis-Wolf: Get flashblock-almost all of those m1 transfers are flash ads-by blocking flash my internet browsing speed is amazingly fast.
5 t-shirts: TehNacho - Does he need any files that are on that machine...?If not, why not just format the drive and put fresh WinXP on? Then grab the drivers from Dell site, do Windows updates, etc.He will then have a working computer.
FuturePastNow: Maybe your friend should be using an operating system that he can't break as easily as XP...Like an Etch-a-Sketch.
The Voice of Doom: "Hijack this" might give some additional info.You could also try some online scanner like kaspersky's here.(www.kaspersky.com did resolve to 18.104.22.168 for me in case that also gets redirected)
No_47: XP Antivirus is difficult to remove when you're running the OS it's infected. Very difficult due to the drivers it installs. smitfraudfix, combofix an spybot will possibly kill it. The other stuff (real security software) can be turned off in safe mode (in msconfig and services.msc) and then removed once the machine boots.You don't need his XP CD, just any XP CD that matches the licensed version on the COA.and Dell has comprehensive driver support.
FuturePastNow: No_47: No one ever keeps their discs. Ever.I've got some six-year-old Dell discs right here...
FuturePastNow: There's a way to get the Windows CD-key out of the registry.
5 t-shirts: TehNacho: you say "He couldn't find his Dell driver CD's or his OS disc; until he finds those I'm not proceeding."You could load the Ubuntu OS without them then. DL and burn ubuntu.iso to CD. Link (new window)After formatting drive insert ubuntu.iso in CD drive which you already have set as 1st boot priority as mentioned above.The setup walkthru will create required partitions for you.Everything will work once OS is installed; audio, video, network adapter, usb, etc.He will use Firefox to browse the net and can use OpenOffice for docs and spreadsheets; both are installed by default.It'll be slightly more difficult for him to screw it up again.Have some fun with this "ancient" machine....When you are done goofing around with it tell him to come pick it up and to give you a case of beer./suggestion
No_47: when i started using ubuntu i knew about 6 unix console commands.now I know 7.but i'm also reasonably familiar with the x/k/ubuntu. and i've also been friendly with Slax, Mepis, Gentoo and some other random crap that I forget the names of. But I like Ubuntu.To those that want to compile from the kernel up, I say: "good on ya, but I'll be over here playing ETQW while you arse around with you cigarette-burned, pizza stained, keyboard."
xmas@xmaskub:~$ whatis apropos
No_47: I DON'T EVEN LIKE MICROSOFT OFFICE!
FuturePastNow: My first Fark post using Google Chrome. Yay
gayb: So, does it open a dedicated tube of internet ads straight into your cerebellum?
N. S. Radieaux: gayb: So, does it open a dedicated tube of internet ads straight into your cerebellum?To say nothing of what it does to the hippocampus.
Mike: Chrome = Safari, from a rendering engine standpoint, so I assume Fark looks fine on it :)
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