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Thread: When Will I Ever Learn!!!

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    Always wanting something different I downloaded a Halloween screensaver today. When it was finished, I saw about 8 new icons on my desktop. No Thanks!! It took twice as long to get rid of them.

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    I'm always paranoid to download certain things off the internet. You always hear horror stories about viruses and Trojan Horses. I probably miss out on a lot of fun stuff but I'd rather miss than have to pay to have my puter fixed.

    Sorry you didn't get your fun screen saver. :( :( :(

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    Some websites are more reputable than others, and some do have little checkboxes for add-ons that you can uncheck to opt out of (and some just slide them in).

    Don't feel bad. I've downloaded and uninstalled more times than I can count.

    Loretta, yeah, you can even get little portable flash drives that are the shape of a Bic cigarette lighter but about half the size, and they're several gigabytes of space - for $10 - $25!

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    I use to be a download junkie but not anymore. If I install something now, I've usually researched it and bought it and only if I need it, lol!

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    I think many of us have been in your position before :( we live and learn :wink:

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    I actually picked up something not so nice that had hitched a ride on a quilt-site link. Took forever to get rid of it.

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    So here's how you do it!! You go down and buy a halloween card, scan it to your computer (hopefully you have a scanner!) and then choose THAT for your screensaver.....not as much fun as the animated ones, but still. I use pictures I take as screensavers. In fact, with VISTA, you can set up a file folder of your favorite pictures and it does a slide show.

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    That is what I use for a screen saver and I love looking at all the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    That is what I use for a screen saver and I love looking at all the pics.
    Yup me too - and I've even snagged pics off the board and included them, such as Terri and Panda in Tokyo and amma with Vanilla Ice! :D

    PS if you wanted a Hallowe'en one you could snag those pumpkins pics off the thread that's on here at the moment... :wink:

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    oh i hate that. i pretty much just use webshots or family pics now

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