Originally Posted by winterescape
Assassin, Just curious how it is going? Are they using it? Any support issues or requests? In general, I know you have built a lot more HTPC than I have, how are you supporting them all in the field at this point?
My own HTPC, since the first of the year, I have had to:
1)Reset the power plan, we had the electricity go out, the PC boots and then stays on clearing the sleep and hibernate all on its own, so they have to be reset.
2)Replaced the ODD. It would freeze while playing movies, very frustrating, seems my 2year old Samsung SH-S223 developed thermal issues, new Liteon solved that.
3)Pop-ups prompting windows update and Adobe Flash update.
My father laptop recently crashed.
It was an HP i3 with a 250GB HDD.
I replaced the HDD with a 120GB SSD I had, clean installed windows then set it back up how he had it.
He's been amazed at how wonderful it is. He thinks I am a god. (Thanks SSD)
And the one thing I noticed is he does not complain at all.
Before he used to click things more than once- and have it lock up all the time- then just hold down the power to reset it-
Now- It's a non issue because it works so well he can boot and reboot properly and keep it running nice.
6 months and no issues. I see him all the time. Love it.
He it a total PC noob. Still uses internet explorer.
There is hope for everyone.
moral of the story- A nice PC set up properly makes a difference.