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Okay, I'll nip back sometime in January once I manage to get the box version of NAV 2008 (as a stand-alone product). I just ran a scan with Ad-Aware 2007, and since it displays system information, I wanted to ask if the below is enough to install NAV 2008 - 33% of available memory sounds really small to me! Is that normal? What can I do to free up memory?

 

System information

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Number of processors: 2

Processor type: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.60GHz

Memory Available: 33%

Total Physical Memory: 536195072 Bytes

Available Physical Memory: 175689728 Bytes

Total Page File Size: 1310793728 Bytes

Available On Page File: 995835904 Bytes

Total Virtual Memory: 2147352576 Bytes

Available Virtual Memory: 1994006528 Bytes

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

 

 

System requirements NAV 2008

Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 Home/XP Pro/XP Media Center Edition

 

Windows Vistaâ„¢** Home/Home Premium/Ultimate/Business/Starter Edition

300MHz or faster processor

256MB of RAM

300 MB of available hard disk space

Standard Web browser

 

**Must meet minimum Windows Vista operating system requirements

Platforms: Windows® XP Home/XP Pro/VISTA (Click here if you have an older version of Windows).

 

 

Required for all installations

CD-ROM or DVD drive

 

Email scanning supported for POP3 and SMTP compatible email clients.

Supported instant messenger clients

AOL® – 4.7 to 5.9

Yahoo!® – 5.x and 6.x

Microsoft® – 6.0 or higher

Trillian™ – 3.1 or higher

 

MORE: http://shop.symantecstore.com/store/symnah...00/pgm.12821000

 

-amy- :angry:

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Erm, I've always been terrible where maths is concerned...but how do you convert bytes directly into gigabytes? In other words: my computer has enough requirements for NAV 2008, hasn't it?

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Erm, I've always been terrible where maths is concerned...but how do you convert bytes directly into gigabytes? In other words: my computer has enough requirements for NAV 2008, hasn't it?

 

First: The amount of disc space available according to disk defragmenter tells you that you have more than 1/2 the space left on your hard drive for use.

 

NAV2008 uses significantly less resources than previous versions [especially 2003 - IMO it was the worst at using memory]

 

Go to Control Panel

Click System Icon

There you should see the Processor info and the amount of RAM [memory] installed.

 

You stated that your computer was about 4 years old I believe.

I have a 2000 model Compaq desktop that once included NAV2003 and WinXP Pro with 512 of ram.

It had no problems updating to newer NIS and NAV versions.

I did however update the RAM to the max for that model to 1024 of RAM 2 years ago.

 

 

The most reported problem with older computers occurs it seems due to CPU temps and cooling fans needing replacement or disk drive failure.

This is why I suggested backing up your most important info to CD just in case one of those events occur.

 

My Dec 1999 Compaq still does the job - although I have upgraded the fan twice in almost 8 years.

 

-amy-

 

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I've got 512 MB of RAM. Eek, one has to replace the fan? Hm, never thought of that *looks ashamed*...Yes, the computer is 4 years and 3 months old - it's a Sony-Vaio tower squatting on the floor underneath my table. How do I know when the fan needs changing? Thanks for putting up with all my questions - I hope I'm not being too much of a bother. I wonder how long a hard disk lives...I use my computer almost daily, varying between 4 and 8 hours. And yes, I back up my important documents and files which I need for work and university on one external hard disk and on USB sticks.

PS: Just checked the fan (with a torch), well, as much fan as I could see through a kind of grating which is fastened outside on the hull of the tower, at the back, where all the ports are located. It spins very quietly, but its blades look rather dusty indeed.

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I've got 512 MB of RAM. Eek, one has to replace the fan? Hm, never thought of that *looks ashamed*...Yes, the computer is 4 years and 3 months old - it's a Sony-Vaio tower squatting on the floor underneath my table. How do I know when the fan needs changing? Thanks for putting up with all my questions - I hope I'm not being too much of a bother. I wonder how long a hard disk lives...I use my computer almost daily, varying between 4 and 8 hours. And yes, I back up my important documents and files which I need for work and university on one external hard disk and on USB sticks.

PS: Just checked the fan (with a torch), well, as much fan as I could see through a kind of grating which is fastened outside on the hull of the tower, at the back, where all the ports are located. It spins very quietly, but its blades look rather dusty indeed.

 

 

SOny support should be able to verify the amount of ram that can be added to your model. I'll guess it'a another 512 module. They're dirt cheap and so easy to add to the Ram slotl. Be sure to buy the type of Ram module recommended for your version. I gto 512 ram for less than 30.00 at Fry's and 1024 sticks for close to 50 to add to 2 Sony Vaios not too long ago. Easy update.

ABout the fan. Open up your tower and use one of those tools that blows out all the builtup dust and that should be preventive maintenance to extend the CPU fan. One tech I know told me long ago that the fans are generally cheapies that when they quit the uneducated user will just go out and buy a whole new system. Get one of those products that clean keyboards and use that to blow out the dust on the blades and any of the 'vents' that are sucking in the dust.

You can always go and get your fan updated by a reputable computer shop or think about updating to a newer model and save the older model just to store info offline. Sony laptops with all the trimmings are going for 500.00 at the Sony store in South Coast Plaza. They allways have deals you wont find elsewhere.

 

My computers are all on 24/7 most of them since 1994 and the worst that has happened is the fan replacement which BTW gave me a fan in there that was more like a jet engine than a CPU fan. It's still workin :rolleyes:

 

 

Upgrading your RAM and cleaning out the cobwebs should do wonders.

 

-amy- :lol:

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Hi Amy!

Open the computer?!! *shriek*! I'm a not a techie at all! Well, I think I'd rather have someone come over and do that for me, or transport the computer itself to the shop. Another look at the fan shows that there is dust especially near the base of the blades - the tips are quite okay, and the layer of seems to be thin - I can see the original black colour of the fan-blades underneath. How long does a fan "live"? Anyway, I think I'll just stick to updating from NAV 2003 to NAV 2008 before scrabbling among the bowels of my PC, lol!

I'm always wiping the hull of the computer with a slightly damp cloth and following it up with a dry cloth. And the back of the computer, where all the wires and ports and techie stuff are located - that gets a dusting with a so-called feather-duster. And the keyboard...I remove all the key caps (except for the large ones) and "enjoy" the sight of the stuff which has collected underneath them before going into action with a cloth and Q-tips. And I vacuum-clean my room every second day - around the computer too - but not the computer itself. So much for computer care :-)

I'm thinking of saving up for a Sony-Vaio laptop - I'd have to see what kind of "sales" are going in Switzerland. However, I am also rather attached to my current computer - it has been running wonderfully so far (touch wood!!!)...I suppose that is a miracle for a machine which is more than 4 years old? I've come across (school) computers which are older than mine, and I bet they're used all the time and have never had their fans cleaned or, in fact, ANYTHING cleaned...there are crumbs and sauce on the keyboards (YUCK!) and the balls in the mice are encrusted with particles...and still those machines run...and the students are like: "Jo, das isch aber so gruusig, aber die wän halt spare!" (Swiss German for: Yeah, that is so disgusting, but they want to save on money!") :angry:

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Hi Amy!

Open the computer?!! *shriek*! I'm a not a techie at all! Well, I think I'd rather have someone come over and do that for me, or transport the computer itself to the shop. Another look at the fan shows that there is dust especially near the base of the blades - the tips are quite okay, and the layer of seems to be thin - I can see the original black colour of the fan-blades underneath. How long does a fan "live"? Anyway, I think I'll just stick to updating from NAV 2003 to NAV 2008 before scrabbling among the bowels of my PC, lol!

I'm always wiping the hull of the computer with a slightly damp cloth and following it up with a dry cloth. And the back of the computer, where all the wires and ports and techie stuff are located - that gets a dusting with a so-called feather-duster. And the keyboard...I remove all the key caps (except for the large ones) and "enjoy" the sight of the stuff which has collected underneath them before going into action with a cloth and Q-tips. And I vacuum-clean my room every second day - around the computer too - but not the computer itself. So much for computer care :-)

I'm thinking of saving up for a Sony-Vaio laptop - I'd have to see what kind of "sales" are going in Switzerland. However, I am also rather attached to my current computer - it has been running wonderfully so far (touch wood!!!)...I suppose that is a miracle for a machine which is more than 4 years old? I've come across (school) computers which are older than mine, and I bet they're used all the time and have never had their fans cleaned or, in fact, ANYTHING cleaned...there are crumbs and sauce on the keyboards (YUCK!) and the balls in the mice are encrusted with particles...and still those machines run...and the students are like: "Jo, das isch aber so gruusig, aber die w�n halt spare!" (Swiss German for: Yeah, that is so disgusting, but they want to save on money!") :angry:

 

Get the RAM and have it installed where you buy it, I take it you're not in the US but most 'chain stores offer in-store install. It takes about a minute.

Trust me, I did it on my first try years ago.

You can order the Vaios from the SOnly Store in Costa Mesa CA and have it shipped. Great prices- have purchased 5 in past 6 months.

 

Keep the desktop for your standby but keep it current. Today you need more RAM if you want to do projects, graphics, downloads etc all at the same time.

 

:rolleyes:

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No, I don't live in the US - I live in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. I bought (or rather my parents bought) my current computer in Switzerland, and I've seen Sony-Vaio laptops at the local "malls" and stores (my canton does not really have any mall...it's really small verging on cramped over here, not huge and roomy like in the US!). Well, I don't really do projects, graphics etc. all at the same time. It's MS Word which I use the most (for writing...author in spe...lol!) - imaging and sound software (media software in general) are used less frequently. In-store install? Over here, you mostly have to call the tech people and have them nip over to your home to inspect (and dissect) the computer, or make an appointment if you want to take your computer to a shop which focuses on computers, and you mostly have to grubble around for information until you dig up a shop which specialises in these things.

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I had just enough time today to scuttle off to the local shopping centre and buy NAV 2008 (German version). I won't have time to install it till in another two weeks (weekend after next, probably). The man who helped me locate the whereabouts of the famous yellow box looked rather startled when I told him that I still had NAV 2003...Actually, he looked like I had sprouted a second head...In other words...You win, Amy :-)

And another thing which (newbie) NAV users need to know: one can buy an upgrade when a new version of NAV comes out, e.g. one has a version of NAV 2006 on one's system, then one can buy an upgrade of NAV 2007, there's no need of a whole new version of NAV 2007. But if you've missed out a year (e.g. you've got NAV 2006 and did not upgrade to 2007) then one has to buy a whole new version of NAV 2008. That's what the man at the shopping centre told me, at least. I don't suppose it varies from country to country in this case.

Oh, and I bought NAV 2008 as a stand-alone version. I did consider NIS 2008, but it's currently a bit too heavy on a student's budget, especially after the Christmas shopping ;-)

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Amy: there's one thing which happened twice or thrice to my computer in connection with Norton AntiVirus (long ago). Maybe you know what the issue was? On booting my computer as usual, Norton couldn't load properly, and a red cross appeared over its icon in the system tray - I think it said it couldn't load its modules properly. So I booted the computer again, and it worked just fine. As I said - this has happened only twice or thrice within the space of four years. Also, about every four months, when booting my computer, the machine will not load the start-up programs properly - it won't respond, it's like it's on overdrive, and it won't respond to my attempts to shut it down via the start menu, so I brutally cut the power by pressing the switch. It happens rarely, and I've accepted it as a "quirk" of my computer, but I still wonder now and then what's behind it...I suppose computers err too from time to time, and nothing is actually wrong with them at all...? Oh, and Scandisk never pops up after these "outages". Not even an error box. The only time I got error boxes was when my HP all in one printer used to make my computer crash if I turned it off before turning off my computer...and instead of appearing on the next reboot after the crash, the error box would appear about eight boots later...Any connection there? *shrugs*

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I had just enough time today to scuttle off to the local shopping centre and buy NAV 2008 (German version). I won't have time to install it till in another two weeks (weekend after next, probably). The man who helped me locate the whereabouts of the famous yellow box looked rather startled when I told him that I still had NAV 2003...Actually, he looked like I had sprouted a second head...In other words...You win, Amy :-)

And another thing which (newbie) NAV users need to know: one can buy an upgrade when a new version of NAV comes out, e.g. one has a version of NAV 2006 on one's system, then one can buy an upgrade of NAV 2007, there's no need of a whole new version of NAV 2007. But if you've missed out a year (e.g. you've got NAV 2006 and did not upgrade to 2007) then one has to buy a whole new version of NAV 2008. That's what the man at the shopping centre told me, at least. I don't suppose it varies from country to country in this case.

Oh, and I bought NAV 2008 as a stand-alone version. I did consider NIS 2008, but it's currently a bit too heavy on a student's budget, especially after the Christmas shopping ;-)

Beginning with the 2006 versions upgrades to the newer products are free as long as you still have a current subscription. When the subscription expires you only need to renew the subscription and any upgrades to the product released during that 365 days are free. For example - If you had a 2006 version today you would have been able to upgrade in the past 365 days to the 2007 release, 3 version updates of that product and then the 2008 release.

From this point forward you will only need to keep your subscription current each year and the new releases are included. As well, the licenses now allow the install on 3 computers per key.

 

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Amy: there's one thing which happened twice or thrice to my computer in connection with Norton AntiVirus (long ago). Maybe you know what the issue was? On booting my computer as usual, Norton couldn't load properly, and a red cross appeared over its icon in the system tray - I think it said it couldn't load its modules properly. So I booted the computer again, and it worked just fine. As I said - this has happened only twice or thrice within the space of four years. Also, about every four months, when booting my computer, the machine will not load the start-up programs properly - it won't respond, it's like it's on overdrive, and it won't respond to my attempts to shut it down via the start menu, so I brutally cut the power by pressing the switch. It happens rarely, and I've accepted it as a "quirk" of my computer, but I still wonder now and then what's behind it...I suppose computers err too from time to time, and nothing is actually wrong with them at all...? Oh, and Scandisk never pops up after these "outages". Not even an error box. The only time I got error boxes was when my HP all in one printer used to make my computer crash if I turned it off before turning off my computer...and instead of appearing on the next reboot after the crash, the error box would appear about eight boots later...Any connection there? *shrugs*

 

 

These kind of problems have long been resolved in newer releases... :)

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