Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 19th Oct 2010 23:23 UTC
Windows In previous OS News articles, I described how mature computers up to ten years oldĀ can be refurbished and made useful. One article identified and evaluated different approaches to refurbishing. This article tells how to performance tune a mature Windows computer to make it serviceable again. I hope it will interest anyone who wants to tune Windows.
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RE: Reformat.
by bolomkxxviii on Wed 20th Oct 2010 11:46 UTC in reply to "Reformat."
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Reformatting is the way to go. Just make sure you have all the needed drivers on hand first. As for MS Office, one problem with it is the size of the install. Older machines have relatively tiny hard drives. Windows/MS Office can nearly fill the drive leaving little room for other programs and the user's files. The problem here is many people do not donate the OEM discs (either lost or never prvided by the OEM). I haven't read the EULA recently so I don't know if the license is transferable.

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