(quote) Paul-99681 said:
I keep getting pop ups to update my drivers I have a pay pal money Pac what I learned later that its a card to reload another card and my accountant recommended getting a bank card so all this is really new to me I have an AT&T hot spot but dont live in a 4g area what is supposed to get changed but had spent untold hours with them on the phone and they would get it working better then it would get worse. It has been working well and the videos on You Tube work pretty good but has taken as much as 20 minutes or more to watch a 2 to 3 minute video.
Also scrolling, the images would smear The CM site works fine but my yahoo mail is very slow and Im unable to send pictures. I have to scroll down my mail almost one line at a time or it will just sit there then take a jump. The ran a speed check on my computer and it passed but then later on decided it was the computer and wanting to save I really started to think that it was better to scrap this one because its costly to get fixed.
I do use the systems restore, disk defragment and clear out my browsing history.
In the distant past I have received unlikely responses that were pertaining to letters I have sent but under a provocative user name what would have been the last thing the person would ever do has always haunted me and this was a question that no one could answerer. I was running off a router splitting the internet cost with my sister but it was a weak signal and cutting the bottom off a plastic pop bottle .putting the antenna inside and making a stand out of a coat hanger so it could be horizontal, it seemed to help but often would go in and out. So this was always a struggle and sometimes turning it a bit helped.
We had a bigger router but I think it often needed resetting at the other end but at best still me had a weak signal and wish I hard wired it.
The yahoo mail seemed to really get worse when they changed it and it to me isnt as good even in the library but lots faster then here at home. I like the detachable heat sink on the dell and clean it regularly but also keep the tower off the floor and position it for optimal air circulation! So Im particular about the things that I do know and always want to learn more! So your thoughts and everyone elses are most welcome!
PS. I thought I was being funny but now learning something! smile
Hello Paul, first of all those pop ups are malware, you need to run spybot adaware or malware bytes, My guess is you have malware slowing you machine down, However a 3g wi fi connection is not particularly fast, The rule of thumb is that you need 6Mb(megabits not mega bytes) down load speed for non buffered video. About payapl, just set up a regular pay pal account, tied card,or bank acount.I try to use paypal for all online transactions.
XP will suffice for the immediate future and i think you may find Linux not a suser friendly as windows.Can you not get internet through local phone company? most carriers offer up to 6Mb over twisted copper pair.My smartphones are on ATT with 4gLTE coverage, lightning fast, but I have found some of their wi fi hot spots not very fast, I hoped I have helped.