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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My reaction exactly, Tracyanne, but some people believe Windows == Computing, just as some people believe the earth is flat.

In this case the continued use of Windows shouldn't be the problem. The problem here is the offloading of the "polishing of the compact piece of excrement" to someone who still believes that it is a worthwhile effort.

It's what I (try to) do with questions about "fixing" Windows. I let users do the boring tasks themselves if I can. Me sitting at their computers and doing the work, while they are watching TV, gives me too much frustration and them far too less pain and suffering over their computing choices.

Even if you can "tune" up Windows, to what avail? It still stays Windows with all its deficiencies as a platform. Most of all being a bare OS, dependent on additional software to reach a state of sufficient reliability and being a money drain.

If you don't stay on the upgrade treadmill, you'll end up with a machine stuck in a bygone software era, where new software and hardware can't function.

But to each their own.

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