[Homestead] Fwd: Re: Here and gone again
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Thu Nov 9 02:49:02 EST 2006
>>> 1. What is WinAmp and why do I need that?
>> MP3 and media player, you don't.
I uninstalled it, thanks!
>>> 2. How many media players do I need and why?
>> None. Windows Media player is standard. Some content
>> is formatted for
>> Real Player. If you are still on dial up, you are
>> not going to be
>> downloading video anyway.
Right you are, unfortunately.
>>> 3. How do I keep Windows Update from taking up all
>> of my bandwidth with
>>> it's updates? It's running constantly and I still
>> only have a 26.4
>> I set it to notify me when there are updates and
>> then a choose when to
>> install. Under security in Control panel.
The barrage of updates only lasted for about 12 hours. I did set it to
notify me, and I have checked it a couple of times since, but so far, it
seems to be working fine and seems to be updated enough.<g>
>>> 4. What can I do or delete to tweak things and
>> make everything run
>>> quicker? I'm not used to having so many icons
>> next to the clock.
>> Start>Run>type "msconfig" >OK
>> Under startup. You can uncheck things that you dont
I haven't done this yet....something about it scares me...sounds DOSsy....
>>> 5. Under Network Connections, I have two things
>> under LAN or high speed
>>> internet, neither of which I have (only got dialup
>> Disable them.
I did that, but ended up re-enabling the 1394 thing. My mail needed it
connected for some reason. Disabling the LAN did clear that computer
icon from the taskbar though, and that's what I wanted, so thanks!
BevanRon of EarthNSky Farm NW Georgia USDA Zone 7
34.498N 85.076W Bev is Earth, Ron is Sky
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