How To Fix Any Kind Of Computer

Submitted by: Tubby12370 6 years ago in Funny
http://theoatmeal.com/blog/fix_computer

Or you could try hitting it a few times.
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Male 521
Backing up your files FTW. No weeping! You do lose some time with reinstalling though.
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Male 49
@mr_Fibbels

ROFL but now you get to pay a premium to...
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Male 588
I`ve had my XP for three years, havent got a single bluescreen. Then about one year ago I got a macbook, and now I get weekly BSOD every time both are turned on at the same time. (I blame the conspiracy!)
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Male 464
Computers are easy as hell to fix, once you know a thing or two.
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Male 269
Had XP for about 4 years on my other pc and ubuntu for 1,5 years now on the laptop. Only mayor problem was some drated up .net framework, though that was more or less my own fault.

The link is, as everything from oatmeal, total crap. Only thing I really agree is the apple-section, though that may come from ignorance on my part.

But well, i chuckled a little bit.
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Male 1,429
Been running Win XP on this machine for about 4 or 5 years. Only ever reformatted once, and that was because I felt it was time. Got Ubuntu on my daughter`s computer (since we have no Windows disk)
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Male 2,419
everything has something good, everything has something bad, stop loading your computer with viruses and it`ll last how long it`s supposed to

if you can`t manage to do that then just backup things you want/need to keep and reformat it
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Female 355
I`ve had my computer for almost 5 years had one or two pretty scary issues with it plus a couple minor ones and haven`t had to reformat it once or even drop a dime to a computer shop.

Date a geek ladies.
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Male 5,617
"Perhaps this isn`t the case? :p"
As a Mandrake -> [email protected] -> Suse -> Fedora -> Gentoo -> Ubuntu transitioner, I know EXACTLY how it f*cking breaks.

AND THEY DO ALL BREAK.

I had one break because the package author typoed while hastily preparing to be gone on a Scout outing in the Rockies >>for a month.<<

The only one that has really worked well from install has been Ubuntu, probably because people are paid to tune it before anyone sees it.
That hasn`t stopped them from releasing updates that caused wireless NICs to not work. The difference has been such problems are repaired quickly.

Open source my ass! He forgot the part where one has to pray to Spock clearer thought and pointed ears...
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Female 226
Soo complicated
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Male 2,868
Been running Ubuntu on my desktop for about 2 years with only a few minor problems- all of which were relatively easy to fix. Also using Win7 on my laptop, which I need to run the electronic health records software that I use for school. Haven`t had a problem with that either.
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Male 5,314
system restore ftw
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Male 379
They forgot the steps where you get pissed off, throw the computer out of a window, cuss out the next person that talks to you, blame Steve Jobs if you have a PC, Bill Gates if you have a Mac (not sure why, just works out that way) get drunk, then go to step 2.
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Male 490
As a Linux user (I use windows too), I feel obligated to say that the author implicitly assumes that Linux breaks. Perhaps this isn`t the case? :p

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Female 535
I just reset my computer to an earlier date. Works every time. So far.
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Male 10,440
I do have one good thing to say about apple... they are exploiting people`s ignorance. Exploited people are either less likely to remain exploited or less likely to reproduce. Evolution in action.
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Male 15,510
I just use this









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Male 2,376
i have a super dope computer running windowss 7 ultimate, i hate a ok laptop running windows 7 ultimate. i have a spare comp that i can load windows 7 ultimate ahytime i want.. and i have a server running windows home server.. soon to redoo the server to the new windows server 7.. i have a windows phone 7. i use windows 7 at work..

i think you guys can guess where i stand on the subject of OS`
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Male 342
love the `write a regular expression that would make other programmers cry blood`.
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Male 1,222
Meh, buy 2 computers and if one of them breaks, do the backup with the other, and THEN format, its faster and more effective than weeping
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Male 25,416
what it forgot is the reset to factory default, good ole F2 most of the time
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Male 7,611
so, what youre saying is that we are screwed no matter what, unless you back up all of your files.
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Female 420
I use linux and its fine. doesn`t drat up unlike windows or mac so no need to worry.
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Male 2,606
haha so true
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Male 230
lol nice
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Female 9,478
Or even better yet, chuck the damn thing out the window and pray it doesn`t kill anybody.
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Male 2,056
Yeah! Ubuntu!
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Male 1,440
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