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Old 05-27-2006, 05:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry for sounding like a newb here, but what is the system restore? How exactly does that affect the HD?
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Old 05-27-2006, 05:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My Computer -> View sysetm information -> System Restore (tab).

Turn it down to 3%. Its set to 10% by default.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So what exactly does turning the system restore down to 3% do? (What are the benefits and negatives to it?)
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Old 05-27-2006, 07:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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PROS: Lots more HD space. I have a small HD, 40GB, and when i first installed Windows and got it broken in, i had 14GB used up, almost half of the HD, i turned system restore down, and i had 4 GB less HD space taken.

CONS: If you get a major system error or a bad install, Windows won't be able to redo that error for you. But don't forget, TF can help you anyways, for free!
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It is a dell. I knew when i bought the laptop that it didnt have dvd burning capabilties. Fortunately my desktop does. But do you think that 60GB HD might be enough for college use and some gaming?
The size should be fine. I have a laptop, 60GB, too. I have an excess in space, as I use it for school and CSS. I have all my music and other stuff on my external. If you're going to use it for school, don't worry - 60GB is more than enough... that's unless you go to school for like 100 years and have all these files, then you might want to upgrade
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TF? Also I was wondering if generally HP laptops are better or dell laptops? (performance, reliability, customer service, etc....)
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HP laptops tend to be bigger in size. Though now, I believe they're cutting down the sizes and increasing the performance.

Personally, I would go with HP laptops. I have an HP laptop, and it's great - though I have one of the bigger models. I mean, Dell laptops are decent, too. I have a friend who has it, not a problem at all. It's a matter of preference/what kind of deal you get. If you were to talk about desktops, I would say neither, and I'm guessing at least 99% of the people here at TF would agree: the best way to go is custom.

---- If I had a choice, I would probably get an Apple or IBM laptop, but that's just me.
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