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Posted 07 August 2011 - 09:21 AM
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Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:00 PM
You'll be fine but you'll still have a 5 year old laptop that is living on borrowed time. The older the laptop, the higher the odds are that it will have a hardware failure of some kind. I don't recommend buying new to solve the slowdown issue, I recommend buying new because your laptop has reached a point where it bound to fail, most likely at the most inopportune time.
I disagree. Buying a new computer because software has slowed it down is like buying a new car because you have a flat tire. Purchase a Windows disc, format, reinstall. You'll be fine.
Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:10 PM
Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:27 PM
Edited by strolln, 07 August 2011 - 06:36 PM.
Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:19 PM
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.
Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:32 PM
My 30 year old systems continue to work because I have the technical skill and desire to keep them running, just as Allan has the technical skill to keep his system running for 8 years. What percentage of 30 year old systems do you think are still running? Only a handful that collectors like myself maintain. How does a 30 year old, gently used system substantiate Allan's point in any way? It's a rare exception rather than the rule.
You have systems that are thirty years old which you would not trust them with anything important. Well... you just substantiated what Allan was pointing out, that these older system do continue to work, and work... The first premise in computers is to back up all of your important data to a removable media, I personally believe that you should use at least two types. If the system goes down, then you will still have your important data. Even with new systems there are infant mortalities where the hdd goes south, it doesn't have to be an older system. The reason that a company like the one you mention purchases new systems is because it is cost effective, this is an unfair comparison to an individual without the financial support that your employer enjoys. ...
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