The main uses will be what we use it for now.
Email, Internet browsing, watching YouTube and printing recipes for my wife. Honest, that's about all. I'd like to be able to play and copy music on it too.
As you can see, we don't need anything fancy, or new, for that matter. Suggestions for used PCs will be very welcome. Please be brand and model specific if you can.
When you see what I've been using, you'll at least get a good laugh! I do hope you'll bear with me, I'm old and slow, just like my pc. Please read this if you can stand it and help me if you can.
I'm going to describe the old system in full because I have a question for you folks which I THINK might require you have this information.
The computer is an e-machines T6212 with the AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200.
It's at least nine years old, maybe 10. The OS is Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002 Service Pack 3.
It runs at 1.99 Ghz and has 896MB of RAM. I added some on an attempt to beef it up. The hard drive is 145GB total, 37GB are used. 108GB are free.
So now, the big question. Is it posssible to transfer EVERYTHING from the old hard drive to the new(er) one?
And I do mean everything. For example, I have 96 icons on my homescreen. They lead to various programs, links to forums and other websites, some of the other icons go to notes I have taken on things and on and on and on.
Can the homescreen, and all those icons, be transferred from the old computer to the new one?
I use an ancient version of Outlook Express, (OE6). Can it be transferred intact, with all my saved email,including the "sent" emails I've saved?
I think you can see what I need here. Is there such a COMPLETE transfer process? If so, what is it called and what should it cost to get it done?
As you already know, I've been putting this off for years.
So I need two things from you good folks.
1. Suggestions on what desktop PC to buy, hopefully a used one that will do what I need.
2. Information on how to get all the info from the old computer to the new one.
If you've gotten this far, you have the heartfelt thanks of an old man.
Edited by process8, 24 April 2016 - 08:18 PM.