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    Windows 7 laptop What to do with it


    Good day to all.As you know by my postings that I have had a new windows 8 acer laptop.
    Now coming to the old windows 7 ho compaq one,I'm looking for some ideas what to do with it,Shall I sell it and maybe I wont get much for it,Then I been thinking well what options are there for me to make use for this machine it works well,Even my granddaughter is still to young to have it.I also have a desktop and my wife has her own laptop.
    So do anyone suggest a good project on what to do with this idle laptop??.
    Silly question maybe.
    Open to any possible suggestions.
    many Thanks.

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    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
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    Here's great idea, send it to me !!!!!
    Or make it into MM server, file server, network administration or keep as spare.
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    Or make it into MM server, file server,
    Can you please explain a little more on the above for me,I'm not very technically minded in this area
    Thank You for reply,If I fail where do you live so I can send it on to you,How much cash can you afford ''Joke''
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Any Schools need more laptops -- what about a Local charity that could do with a computer. Not sure what the hardware's like - but if it runs W7 it should be upgradeable to W8.1 which probably uses less resources than W7 so even an older machine should run better. Otherwise just stick it way for a SPARE.

    Another possibly interesting project for you -- Why not try and load a LINUX distribution on it and teach yourself a bit about Linux -- doesn't matter if you hose it up as it's only a "Test / Spare" machine.

    IMO the market for Used laptops isn't there at all -- I doubt whether people would even STEAL one from an unlocked car if the laptop looked old. - Remember when Blaupunkt Car radios were the "in thing" and people had to employ all sorts of anti theft devices -- I remember people coming into work with the Front Panel off these -- Nowadays who would even bother stealing a Car radio -- has ZERO resale value whatever the brand !!!! How technology changes - a top of the line expensive product now can hardly be GIVEN away.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Any Schools need more laptops -- what about a Local charity that could do with a computer. Not sure what the hardware's like - but if it runs W7 it should be upgradeable to W8.1 which probably uses less resources than W7 so even an older machine should run better. Otherwise just stick it way for a SPARE.

    Another possibly interesting project for you -- Why not try and load a LINUX distribution on it and teach yourself a bit about Linux -- doesn't matter if you hose it up as it's only a "Test / Spare" machine.

    IMO the market for Used laptops isn't there at all -- I doubt whether people would even STEAL one from an unlocked car if the laptop looked old. - Remember when Blaupunkt Car radios were the "in thing" and people had to employ all sorts of anti theft devices -- I remember people coming into work with the Front Panel off these -- Nowadays who would even bother stealing a Car radio -- has ZERO resale value whatever the brand !!!! How technology changes - a top of the line expensive product now can hardly be GIVEN away.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Tell me about Blaupunkt Car radio, My Berlin was stolen same night I installed it.
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    A family member could use it, or use it as a stand by, in case your new one ends up getting sent off for repairs.
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