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Clarification 18 outdated drivers

How can this be on such a new system? They say it's free but all they do is scan and tell you have a million problems and then want money to fix. It's cheap, deceitful and frustrating. I can't figure out each and every driver to update. Lots of things have never worked right. I feel I've been majorly ripped off. VISTA!

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  • anitamarm Dec 05, 2008

    Are you on the walmart fixa team? They want money just to email tech and I am under warranty.

  • anitamarm Dec 06, 2008

    Of course I have contacted Acer. They say they are only responsible for problems if I cannot use internet. Hardware. If it works they don't cover anything else. Sorry about the walmart question. Their site hooked me up with you. Fixya?



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Vista has it's ups and downs, and it really has gotten a bad rap in general - some deserving and some not so much.

The important thing to remember is that you already bought your computer and nothing legit will keep asking you for more money.

You might have mal-ware on your system that I can help you remove.
Also using a different browser will help to stop pop ups and that sort of thing.

Download Spy-bot and run that to remove any mal-ware (malicious software).

I use Firefox as my browser and I get ZERO pop ups!

Let me know what I can do to help.

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    Dan Dec 05, 2008

    No, I do not work for Wal-Mart.

    I am assuming you bought you rpc there?
    IF you are under warranty, have you called the manufacturer yet?

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    Dan Dec 06, 2008

    I am on FixYa in order to help people like yourself who have trouble with their computer systems.

    I will be happy to help you step-by-step through any problem you may have. We can start with 1 problem and go from there.

  • Dan
    Dan Dec 06, 2008

    Also, it looks like you have 3 threads open on this same issue - you
    should stick to only 1 thread for posting so the information you give
    and receive won't be repeated and make you more frustrated.

  • Dan
    Dan Dec 08, 2008

    Do you still need help with this?



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