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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 3:40 pm 
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DaveR wrote:
I'm still running Windows 7 and plan on keeping it that way. I don't update drivers unless there's a reason to suspect that a driver is in fact causing a problem. If it ain't broke, don't break it. As far as the crashing issue I suspect it's the porn web sites video streams that are causing the problem, not the graphics card. Are you watching in a browser when you have the problem?

If you decide to upgrade to Windows 10 anyway, you can still do it for free, at least you could a few months ago:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-download-windows-10-for-free-now-that-windows-7-is-dead/

I really-really-really wanted to stay with 7; however, my clients are all using 10 and I was having compatibility issues that could not be '"dialed out."
And talk about a memory hog!! YIKES! I had to go from 16-g to 32-g before things calmed down.

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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 4:27 pm 
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What comes with Ubuntu is -

Libreofffice (Office Suite)
Firefox (Internet Browser)
Thunderbird (Email Client)

You can also install (free) -

Google Chrome
Zoom
Skype

I have also found that Ubuntu (linux) is a much less likely target for hackers.

Tell me what sort of programs you use and I will tell you (if I can) what linux equivalents are.

For htpc/audio I use Kodi. Others in the group can tell you what they use.


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 8:31 pm 
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What about Realplayer programs?


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 8:46 pm 
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See link -

https://tecadmin.net/how-to-install-rea ... -on-linux/


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 Post subject: Re: Video card crashing
PostPosted: July 7th, 2020, 9:14 pm 
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DaveR wrote:
I'm still running Windows 7 and plan on keeping it that way. I don't update drivers unless there's a reason to suspect that a driver is in fact causing a problem. If it ain't broke, don't break it. As far as the crashing issue I suspect it's the porn web sites video streams that are causing the problem, not the graphics card. Are you watching in a browser when you have the problem?

If you decide to upgrade to Windows 10 anyway, you can still do it for free, at least you could a few months ago:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-download-windows-10-for-free-now-that-windows-7-is-dead/


Until this week both my work and personal laptops were Win7. Absolutely no compatibility issues what-so-ever. Just got a work laptop with win10

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