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    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 9th Apr 17, 6:29 PM
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    Recommendations for replacement of HP SR2125UK
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    • 9th Apr 17, 6:29 PM
    Recommendations for replacement of HP SR2125UK 9th Apr 17 at 6:29 PM
    Can anyone recommend a suitable desktop to replace a HP SR2125UK? The budget is £400 maximum.

    The current HP SR2125UK is slow and states that there is a program running in the background although I do no know what it is or how to find out. I am sure there is unnecessary programs on it which could be removed if I knew how.

    The desktop is for a 70th birthday present and will be used for word processing, surfing the web and storing photos.

    How do you copy all the information / documents which are on the current computer to the new one?

    Finally, how do you then delete the information on the current desktop and where can you dispose of it?
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    • were
    • By were 21st Apr 17, 11:01 AM
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    were
    He refers to one of them as a head and he has a few of them.

    I don't know if they will work on Windows 10.

    I don't know if they can be put on usb.

    He saves music from computer to floppy and inserts floppy into head.
    Originally posted by Jo4
    The questing in a round about way was to find out what the toys are, then contact the "toys" manufacturer or web site to find out if there is a new version, and/or will it work in windows 10. the "toys" could be a music play, but it is also be out of date, or obsolete synthesiser interface software/hardware, or mixing software that will cost him a fortune to update.

    You could be buying him a new pc which is of limited use, and value to him. Find our exactly what he needs and wants, and you can use google too.

    Music.... it is a floppy disk, rather than Mini disk, as minidisk are similar size and were very popular for music and devices?

    Windows does have a Compatibility Mode, but still not all software works.

    Speak to him.

    __________________________________________________ ______
    That Zoomstorm above say a delivery date of 25 April to my postcode. Offer to pay them extra postage. You could get it couriered yourself, but at a greater cost. All depends how much you want it to happen.
    Last edited by were; 21-04-2017 at 11:16 AM.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 21st Apr 17, 11:07 AM
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    Is it possible to purchase a desktop in PC World or Currys ?
    Originally posted by Jo4

    Shudder ....
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 21st Apr 17, 11:18 AM
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    If you want to keep within budget, you should also consider the Lenovo from Argos. It will be shiny and new and delivery to Northern Ireland between Mon. 24 Apr. and Tue. 25 Apr. if you order within the next three hours.
    eBuyer will be 2 to 3 working days for delivery to Northern Ireland.

    You really have left this until the last minute and now have left yourself with almost no option but to buy low end components for a lot of money.

    It would be a shame for this thread to have turned out to be a waste of time for all concerned.

    £180 for base. £100 for monitor including delivery.
    PC World have the same monitor, but at £132.
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Apr 17, 1:45 PM
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    Anything is possible, but you'll be on your own...or just with DavidP24.
    That is what cogitation does for you.

    You can go for the one on Amazon and either take an Amazon Prime free trial if offered or pay a little extra for one day delivery.
    PC: https://www.amazon.co.uk/HP-Slimline-410-135na-Desktop-Graphics/dp/B01MRIJ0JE/ref=sr_1_3
    Monitor: http://www.ebuyer.com/727518-acer-k242hyl-23-8-ips-led-monitor-um-qx2ee-001
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    One of the people helping to buy this present want to know if either of these are any good?

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6223331

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6226008
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Apr 17, 1:48 PM
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    The questing in a round about way was to find out what the toys are, then contact the "toys" manufacturer or web site to find out if there is a new version, and/or will it work in windows 10. the "toys" could be a music play, but it is also be out of date, or obsolete synthesiser interface software/hardware, or mixing software that will cost him a fortune to update.

    You could be buying him a new pc which is of limited use, and value to him. Find our exactly what he needs and wants, and you can use google too.

    Music.... it is a floppy disk, rather than Mini disk, as minidisk are similar size and were very popular for music and devices?

    Windows does have a Compatibility Mode, but still not all software works.

    Speak to him.

    __________________________________________________ ______
    That Zoomstorm above say a delivery date of 25 April to my postcode. Offer to pay them extra postage. You could get it couriered yourself, but at a greater cost. All depends how much you want it to happen.
    Originally posted by were
    Some of the toys use floppy disks another uses mini disc.
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 21st Apr 17, 2:15 PM
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    One of the people helping to buy this present want to know if either of these are any good?

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6223331

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6226008
    Originally posted by Jo4
    Will this nightmare never end??

    So now the budget has gone out of the window?

    Since you are going to pay at least £100 for a 24" monitor, the spend has moved to £430 or £460.

    Seriously, waaaay too much faffing around. You are going to end up paying over the odds for mediocre equipment.
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Apr 17, 2:25 PM
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    Will this nightmare never end??

    So now the budget has gone out of the window?

    Since you are going to pay at least £100 for a 24" monitor, the spend has moved to £430 or £460.

    Seriously, waaaay too much faffing around. You are going to end up paying over the odds for mediocre equipment.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    I have now bought the monitor and pc.
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 21st Apr 17, 2:31 PM
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    I have now bought the monitor and pc.
    Originally posted by Jo4

    ....and you think it appropriate to not mention which you chose?

    Was going to state that this is also within your budget; http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6683036

    Not that it was a recommendation.
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Apr 17, 2:35 PM
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    ....and you think it appropriate to not mention which you chose?

    Was going to state that this is also within your budget; http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6683036

    Not that it was a recommendation.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    I was about to post but the phone rang and I pressed the submit reply because the person was looking for something off my laptop so I wasn't really concentrating.

    I purchased your recommendation,

    http://www.ebuyer.com/727518-acer-k242hyl-23-8-ips-led-monitor-um-qx2ee-001

    and

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zoostorm-i3-6100-Dual-Core-Desktop-PC-128GB-SSD-8GB-Win-10-DVD-RW-/262934178264

    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Apr 17, 2:39 PM
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    ....and you think it appropriate to not mention which you chose?
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    Happy now??
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 21st Apr 17, 2:49 PM
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    Won't it arrive too late?
    What about the WiFi adaptor? ��
    Seems our birth days are in the same week. He must be a cool dude. Now he'll be a cool dude with a super speedy PC ��
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Apr 17, 3:00 PM
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    Won't it arrive too late?
    What about the WiFi adaptor? ��
    Seems our birth days are in the same week. He must be a cool dude. Now he'll be a cool dude with a super speedy PC ��
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    Monitor is supposed to be here in time and pc is dispatched - possibly be here on Thursday 27th April. I hope if I am not in that the delivery people will leave it - I've a hospital appointment on Thursday and a bloods appointment on Friday morning.

    Which WiFi adapter do I need to get?

    When is your birthday? Happy birthday!!
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 21st Apr 17, 3:13 PM
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    Was there not an option for it to be collected from a local shop? Collect plus or some such.
    Birthday is actually a bit more than a week away. ��
    If he has the latest routers from the likes of BT/Virgin, he may get benefit from the more expensive of the two within the links posted earlier. Otherwise the one for less than £3 should do the trick. I use one on my PC with no issue.
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Apr 17, 3:20 PM
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    Was there not an option for it to be collected from a local shop? Collect plus or some such.
    Birthday is actually a bit more than a week away. ��
    If he has the latest routers from the likes of BT/Virgin, he may get benefit from the more expensive of the two within the links posted earlier. Otherwise the one for less than £3 should do the trick. I use one on my PC with no issue.
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    Argos - Tuesday 2nd May.

    I have just changed their broadband to PlusNet in the last 2 weeks.

    Would I be as well ordering the more expensive one or will it work with PlusNet's router?
    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 21st Apr 17, 3:29 PM
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    It will work with any router.


    2nd of May for the Collect option? Too slow ��
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 21st Apr 17, 8:41 PM
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    It will work with any router.


    2nd of May for the Collect option? Too slow ��
    Originally posted by NiftyDigits
    It is being delivered next week - need it by next weekend.

    Going to order the wireless adapter now.
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 1st May 17, 4:23 PM
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    It is here but we cannot get it set up. All the wires are connected but the monitor is stating "No signal". Has anyone any suggestions what we are doing wrong?
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 1st May 17, 5:06 PM
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    the monitor is stating "No signal".
    Originally posted by Jo4
    Check list :-
    1. computer on (noise and lights?)
    2. which connector are you using at the back of the computer TO GO TO MONITOR (picture may help)
    3. which connector are you using at the back of the monitor TO GO TO COMPUTER (picture may help)

    EDIT: guessing.... tried VGA yet? Jo4 - don't go...


    Last edited by grumpycrab; 01-05-2017 at 5:21 PM.
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature because somebody complained that the information contained within it was too helpful.
    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 1st May 17, 5:25 PM
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    Check list :-
    1. computer on (noise and lights?)
    2. which connector are you using at the back of the computer TO GO TO MONITOR (picture may help)
    3. which connector are you using at the back of the monitor TO GO TO COMPUTER (picture may help)

    EDIT: guessing.... tried VGA yet? Jo4 - don't go...


    Originally posted by grumpycrab
    1 Computer is on and there is a power light on but it only makes a noise when you insert the disc.

    2 VGA is plugged in.

    Monitor works with old computer.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 1st May 17, 5:33 PM
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    1 Computer is on and there is a power light on but it only makes a noise when you insert the disc.
    Originally posted by Jo4
    Ok monitor's good and you've tried VGA...

    I'm guessing by "insert the disc" you mean CD/DVD and so the CD/DVD tray works and so the computer is powered on. We need a picture of the back of the computer to see if it has another video connector. (DVI or HDMI) If its quite an old box, and the video is provided by the motherboard then VGA is probably correct.
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature because somebody complained that the information contained within it was too helpful.
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