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Do friends and family ask you to fix their computer problems?   [Edit]

Survey period: 7 Jun 2004 to 13 Jun 2004

Many of us are developers, not hardware or third party software specialists. Even so...

OptionVotes% 
Yes, constantly89458.93
Yes, occasionally55436.52
Not any more563.69
No, never130.86



 
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Joel Holdsworth7-Jun-04 11:57
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Aaron Eldreth7-Jun-04 16:19
Aaron Eldreth7-Jun-04 16:19 
Joel Holdsworth wrote:
Chicken and egg situations - Computers that are broken in a way that is really tough to fix. Like when windows has a broken file, but you can only replace it using the web - which of course you can't get to without the file. You can either 1. Drive home, and hope you can get the correct replacment onto CD or 2. Reinstall which takes _ages_

Never had that happen to me, but a friend of my was trying to fix a PC for his grandma (and she is a technophobic). Anyway, my friend went to download the updated driver from MS, and she didn't want him to download it because she thought that Microsoft would use the driver to take over her PC!!!

Joel Holdsworth wrote:
Computers that need tidying - This is not so much an annoyance as a time killer. I really am a perfectionist when it comes to computers! I find myself spending hours removing all the spyware, and spending ages downloading the latest patches, usually over a dialup.

I was once trying to free up some disk space on a friends PC. Just after she had gotten it, her sons installed some games onto it (MOHAA, AOK, etc.), and they put a lot of their pictures on it (they had over 5Gb of pictures) and suddenly poof! Their HDD was semi-full. Well, I looked at the system restore, and they had set it to backup 12Gb. She wouldn't let me change it.

Joel Holdsworth wrote:
Large downloads over dialups - And with my luck the ISP will always hang up halfway through or somthing!

You must have good luck.

Joel Holdsworth wrote:
The Rabbit Hole effect - You find a computer, and somone who's not good at maintaining a system long term. You will fix the computer to be the tidyest, most efficient, and best set up computer in the whole town, but you just know that 3-6 months later they'll phone you again because things have fallen into ruins!

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