Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
(needs to be updated for Vista but still worthwhile reading)
Did you take care of everything on the above page BEFORE otherwise
connecting the machine to the internet (e.g., to browse, check email, chat,
Also good reading for you:
Keeping your kids [and your computer] safe online
If I were you, I'd call Dell Support and get instructions on how to use the
Recovery feature to return the machine to OOBE state.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> I just purchased a new Dell 530 Inspirion.
> Equipped with Vista Home Premium SP1 and IE7
> Intel Duo Core processor 3mb and 3gb of RAM
> Main problems are as follows:
> Having kids they like Webkinz.com, when clicking on the log in the
> windows pops up but nothing afterward (screen is white and no activity)
> Other sites such as our bank the site just crashes IE7
> Tried to manage add ons as a possible solution to no avail
> Also tried to turn off popup blockers on McAfee Security center and
> options...Once again to no avail.....
> Totally surprised that a just purchased computer from Dell is struggling
> surf and navigate the web.
> Frustrated in UpstateNY
> Any advise or solutions would be totally appreciated!!