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*My Computer* icon in Windows ???

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ront2, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. ront2

    ront2 Flightless Bird

    It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told to go
    to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron
     
  2. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote:

    >It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told to go
    >to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron



    It can be enabled as a desktop icon, but you can also find it in
    Windows Explorer above your hard drive. What you're actually looking
    for is System in Control Panel, though - Properties for Computer opens
    that. It has various info about your Windows installation, including
    32-bit or 64-bit.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  3. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    > It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told to
    > go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron


    It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".

    Click on your Start button. On the Start Menu it will be near the upper to
    middle right. Right click on it and check "Show on Desktop".
     
  4. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Seth wrote:
    > "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told
    >> to go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron

    >
    > It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".


    And the reason is that it isn't yours anymore but Microsoft's computer.
    Well, at least as long as you have Windows 7 on it anyway.

    --
    Alias
     
  5. Spanky de Monkey, ESQ

    Spanky de Monkey, ESQ Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:ho7s6v$hbg$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Seth wrote:
    >> "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >>> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told
    >>> to go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron

    >>
    >> It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".

    >
    > And the reason is that it isn't yours anymore but Microsoft's computer.
    > Well, at least as long as you have Windows 7 on it anyway.
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    What a crock of shit. The computer belongs to the owner and the software
    despite what it says on paper, belongs to the owner also. Microsoft doesn't
    take software away from people. What Microsoft does is disable their
    product when retards like yourself steal the OS and try to get around
    activation.

    You don't like MS? Don't use their products. It is usually the people who
    cry the loudest who are the thieves. Alias, you cry the loudest. Oops.
     
  6. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 3/22/2010 6:43 AM, Alias wrote:
    > Seth wrote:
    >> "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    >> news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >>> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told
    >>> to go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron

    >>
    >> It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".

    >
    > And the reason is that it isn't yours anymore but Microsoft's computer.
    > Well, at least as long as you have Windows 7 on it anyway.
    >

    Foaming at the mouth again at the over whelming success of Windows
    7...the very best OS available today?
    You are that jealous aren't you.
    Oh and you can name that icon anything your little heart desires!
    Oops!...LOL!
     
  7. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Spanky de Monkey, ESQ wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    > news:ho7s6v$hbg$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Seth wrote:
    >>> "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >>>> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was
    >>>> told to go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron
    >>>
    >>> It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".

    >>
    >> And the reason is that it isn't yours anymore but Microsoft's
    >> computer. Well, at least as long as you have Windows 7 on it anyway.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > What a crock of shit.


    You weren't expected to understand and the following is proof:

    > The computer belongs to the owner and the
    > software despite what it says on paper, belongs to the owner also.
    > Microsoft doesn't take software away from people. What Microsoft does
    > is disable their product when retards like yourself steal the OS and try
    > to get around activation.
    >
    > You don't like MS? Don't use their products. It is usually the people
    > who cry the loudest who are the thieves. Alias, you cry the loudest.
    > Oops.
    >
    >


    Those who accuse others of theft without proof are what? Remember what I
    said about assuming without the facts ...

    --
    Alias
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 3/22/2010 9:10 AM, Alias wrote:
    > Spanky de Monkey, ESQ wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >> news:ho7s6v$hbg$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Seth wrote:
    >>>> "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >>>>> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was
    >>>>> told to go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron
    >>>>
    >>>> It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".
    >>>
    >>> And the reason is that it isn't yours anymore but Microsoft's
    >>> computer. Well, at least as long as you have Windows 7 on it anyway.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Alias

    >>
    >> What a crock of shit.

    >
    > You weren't expected to understand and the following is proof:
    >
    >> The computer belongs to the owner and the software despite what it
    >> says on paper, belongs to the owner also. Microsoft doesn't take
    >> software away from people. What Microsoft does is disable their
    >> product when retards like yourself steal the OS and try to get around
    >> activation.
    >>
    >> You don't like MS? Don't use their products. It is usually the people
    >> who cry the loudest who are the thieves. Alias, you cry the loudest.
    >> Oops.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Those who accuse others of theft without proof are what? Remember what I
    > said about assuming without the facts ...
    >

    hehehe...that is exactly what happened to you isn't it cock sucker?
    Oops!...LOL!
     
  9. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:38:39 -0400, "Seth"
    <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    > > It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told to
    > > go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron

    >
    > It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".
    >
    > Click on your Start button. On the Start Menu it will be near the upper to
    > middle right. Right click on it and check "Show on Desktop".




    And to see if you have 64-bit or 32-bit Windows, *right*-click on it
    and choose Properties.

    However if you don't know whether your Windows is 64-bit or 32-bit,
    it's almost certainly 32-bit.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  10. Spanky de Monkey, ESQ

    Spanky de Monkey, ESQ Flightless Bird

    "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    news:ho84or$htv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Spanky de Monkey, ESQ wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >> news:ho7s6v$hbg$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Seth wrote:
    >>>> "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >>>>> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told
    >>>>> to go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron
    >>>>
    >>>> It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".
    >>>
    >>> And the reason is that it isn't yours anymore but Microsoft's computer.
    >>> Well, at least as long as you have Windows 7 on it anyway.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Alias

    >>
    >> What a crock of shit.

    >
    > You weren't expected to understand and the following is proof:
    >
    >> The computer belongs to the owner and the software despite what it says
    >> on paper, belongs to the owner also. Microsoft doesn't take software
    >> away from people. What Microsoft does is disable their product when
    >> retards like yourself steal the OS and try to get around activation.
    >>
    >> You don't like MS? Don't use their products. It is usually the people
    >> who cry the loudest who are the thieves. Alias, you cry the loudest.
    >> Oops.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Those who accuse others of theft without proof are what? Remember what I
    > said about assuming without the facts ...
    >
    > --
    > Alias


    I didn't come out an accuse you directly. I said "usually" not all. Better
    put down that BONG.
     
  11. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    Spanky de Monkey, ESQ wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    > news:ho84or$htv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Spanky de Monkey, ESQ wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >>> news:ho7s6v$hbg$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> Seth wrote:
    >>>>> "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >>>>>> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was
    >>>>>> told to go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".
    >>>>
    >>>> And the reason is that it isn't yours anymore but Microsoft's
    >>>> computer. Well, at least as long as you have Windows 7 on it anyway.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Alias
    >>>
    >>> What a crock of shit.

    >>
    >> You weren't expected to understand and the following is proof:
    >>
    >>> The computer belongs to the owner and the software despite what it
    >>> says on paper, belongs to the owner also. Microsoft doesn't take
    >>> software away from people. What Microsoft does is disable their
    >>> product when retards like yourself steal the OS and try to get around
    >>> activation.
    >>>
    >>> You don't like MS? Don't use their products. It is usually the
    >>> people who cry the loudest who are the thieves. Alias, you cry the
    >>> loudest. Oops.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Those who accuse others of theft without proof are what? Remember what
    >> I said about assuming without the facts ...
    >>
    >> --
    >> Alias

    >
    > I didn't come out an accuse you directly. I said "usually" not all.
    > Better put down that BONG.
    >
    >
    >


    You wrote in this very post, and I quote:

    "What Microsoft does is disable their product when retards like yourself
    steal the OS and try to get around activation."

    No "usually" in that quote, liar. Oh, and I don't own a bong. Got any
    more incorrect assumptions you care to share so we can all have a good
    laugh at your blatant stupidity?

    --
    Alias
     
  12. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 22 Mar 2010, "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain>
    wrote in alt.windows7.general:

    > However if you don't know whether your Windows is 64-bit or
    > 32-bit, it's almost certainly 32-bit.


    I don't think that's a safe assumption. My sister bought a Dell a year
    ago or so, and I was surprised to discover that it was Vista 64. I'm
    sure she had no idea what she bought or what the difference is.
     
  13. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    Winkey+Pause/Break will open System Properties in Vista, probably works for
    Windows 7 as well.

    "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    > It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told to
    > go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron
     
  14. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    Bob wrote:

    > Winkey+Pause/Break will open System Properties in Vista, probably works
    > for Windows 7 as well.


    And in Windows XP too.
     
  15. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    It works on this Windows 7 Home Premium.

    On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:29:32 -0400, Bob wrote:

    > Winkey+Pause/Break will open System Properties in Vista, probably works for
    > Windows 7 as well.
    >
    > "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was told to
    >> go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron



    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom
     
  16. John

    John Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:10:02 +0100, Alias
    <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote:

    >Spanky de Monkey, ESQ wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "Alias" <aka@masked&anonymous.com.invalido> wrote in message
    >> news:ho7s6v$hbg$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Seth wrote:
    >>>> "ront2" <ront2@cox.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:Y6Epn.54172$mn6.39032@newsfe07.iad...
    >>>>> It was on my desktop in Windows XP. Cannot find it here.. I was
    >>>>> told to go to it to see if I have 64 bit or 32 bit. Thanks Ron
    >>>>
    >>>> It's no longer called "My Computer", just "Computer".
    >>>
    >>> And the reason is that it isn't yours anymore but Microsoft's
    >>> computer. Well, at least as long as you have Windows 7 on it anyway.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Alias

    >>
    >> What a crock of shit.

    >
    >You weren't expected to understand and the following is proof:
    >
    >> The computer belongs to the owner and the
    >> software despite what it says on paper, belongs to the owner also.
    >> Microsoft doesn't take software away from people. What Microsoft does
    >> is disable their product when retards like yourself steal the OS and try
    >> to get around activation.
    >>
    >> You don't like MS? Don't use their products. It is usually the people
    >> who cry the loudest who are the thieves. Alias, you cry the loudest.
    >> Oops.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Those who accuse others of theft without proof are what? Remember what I
    >said about assuming without the facts ...



    And you are undoubtedly correct...

    But what about the guy who cried "And the reason is that it isn't
    yours anymore but Microsoft's computer. Well, at least as long as you
    have Windows 7 on it anyway." - without offering a shred of evidence?

    Rather like Chicken Little running about shouting "the sky is
    falling".

    John B.
     
  17. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 15:22:53 -0400, Nil
    <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:

    > On 22 Mar 2010, "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain>
    > wrote in alt.windows7.general:
    >
    > > However if you don't know whether your Windows is 64-bit or
    > > 32-bit, it's almost certainly 32-bit.

    >
    > I don't think that's a safe assumption. My sister bought a Dell a year
    > ago or so, and I was surprised to discover that it was Vista 64. I'm
    > sure she had no idea what she bought or what the difference is.



    Right. I don't suggest that anyone should assume that, and checking is
    *always* a good thing to do; that's why my reply included instructions
    on how to check, rather than simply saying "you have 32-bit."

    Nevertheless, I'll repeat, "if you don't know whether your Windows is
    64-bit or 32-bit, it's almost certainly 32-bit."

    In other words, give me a hundred people who don't know whether they
    have 32-bit or 64-bit and let me bet ten dollars on each that what is
    installed is 32-bit, I'll end up with winning, if not a thousand
    dollars, something close to it.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  18. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:

    >Nevertheless, I'll repeat, "if you don't know whether your Windows is
    >64-bit or 32-bit, it's almost certainly 32-bit."
    >
    >In other words, give me a hundred people who don't know whether they
    >have 32-bit or 64-bit and let me bet ten dollars on each that what is
    >installed is 32-bit, I'll end up with winning, if not a thousand
    >dollars, something close to it.



    As long as XP remains the largest installed base, I'm quite sure
    you're right. I'm hoping that won't be too much longer, though. ;)

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  19. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:09:54 -0400, Joel <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote:

    > "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:
    >
    > >Nevertheless, I'll repeat, "if you don't know whether your Windows is
    > >64-bit or 32-bit, it's almost certainly 32-bit."
    > >
    > >In other words, give me a hundred people who don't know whether they
    > >have 32-bit or 64-bit and let me bet ten dollars on each that what is
    > >installed is 32-bit, I'll end up with winning, if not a thousand
    > >dollars, something close to it.

    >
    >
    > As long as XP remains the largest installed base, I'm quite sure
    > you're right. I'm hoping that won't be too much longer, though. ;)




    Take away XP and let me make the same bet only on Windows 7 machines.
    I may not win quite as much, but I'll still be way ahead.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  20. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:

    >> >In other words, give me a hundred people who don't know whether they
    >> >have 32-bit or 64-bit and let me bet ten dollars on each that what is
    >> >installed is 32-bit, I'll end up with winning, if not a thousand
    >> >dollars, something close to it.

    >>
    >> As long as XP remains the largest installed base, I'm quite sure
    >> you're right. I'm hoping that won't be too much longer, though. ;)

    >
    >Take away XP and let me make the same bet only on Windows 7 machines.
    >I may not win quite as much, but I'll still be way ahead.



    Aren't most preinstalled Windows 7 copies 64-bit, though?

    --
    Joel Crump
     

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