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A Dance with Monkeys

    All I want to do is open a directory, launch a Word Doc and Endnote.  This is a fairly new box (1 year old) with good memory and processor running XP.  But it simply cannot seem to handle the background processes (which are few) and open a program.

     

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    Cripes.  I need to get Endnote on my Mac.

      Those programs have been drinking buddies since college. Perhaps they just went out for a brew.

      xor


        What is it running for a firewall/antivirus/spyware package?  If it is a single core processor, Norton (as an example, but not limited to it) can take over and clog the pipes.  Even on my dual core machine, Norton can take over while it tries to protect me.

         


        Prince of Fatness

          You are doing something wrong.  XP is solid.

          Semi-retired.


          A Dance with Monkeys

            The main processes -

            Microsoft Forefront

            McAffee

            google calendar synch

            xor


              You are doing something wrong.  XP is solid.

               

              Thanks!

               

              --Borg Robert

               

              (I'm treating that response like some folks in the active jane thread)

               

              xor


                The main processes -

                Microsoft Forefront

                McAffee

                google calendar synch

                 

                cha-ching.

                 


                A Dance with Monkeys

                  cha-ching.

                   

                  Yah.  Admin controls it.  Nothing I can do.

                  xor


                    Unless it is clearly in the middle of a big system scan, my bet is that McA is playing Kung Fu Theatre with google calendar sync.  You might try killing the calendar sync and see if McA rescinds control.

                     


                    Prince of Fatness

                      Thanks!

                       

                      --Borg Robert

                       

                      (I'm treating that response like some folks in the active jane thread)

                       

                      I was sort of joking, but you are welcome.

                       

                      And I agree on the Firewall / AV software point.  Trent, how much memory is "good".  Paging is a killer of XP performance in my experience.

                      Semi-retired.

                        dbradford.co.uk - A work in progress. It'll eventually be a blog covering a three month training trip to Iten, Kenya.

                         

                        xor


                          Yeah, I'm thinking reloading a corporate-controlled XP machine with linux probably won't fly.

                           


                          A Dance with Monkeys

                          R2E


                          "run" "to" "eat"

                            directory.

                             

                            heh.

                            i find the sunshine beckons me to open up the gate and dream and dream ~~robbie williams

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