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« Reply #15 on: Monday, July 3, 2017, 13:50:06 »

Wife now wants a replacement for her 10 year old (at least) Acer Aspire 5471 which has an i3 processor.

This thing has been brilliant. But its now getting a bit worn and hot....I'll probably hoover it out, declutter and run malwareantibytes etc but I think she prob deserves a replacement now.

Any recommendations? Just need fast surfing, browsing and office type tools and videoconferencing.

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Yeah, replace the hard drive with a 250gb SSD, much faster and only about 75 or go the whole hog and get a 500gb version for about 130.

The i3 is a good processor and the speed difference compared to a HDD is huge.

Not often I will say this but upgrade it don't replace it.
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« Reply #16 on: Monday, July 3, 2017, 13:55:42 »

And must have a little knowledge to reinstall the OS and have the correct disks.
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« Reply #17 on: Monday, July 3, 2017, 14:06:23 »

Yeah, replace the hard drive with a 250gb SSD, much faster and only about 75 or go the whole hog and get a 500gb version for about 130.

The i3 is a good processor and the speed difference compared to a HDD is huge.

Not often I will say this but upgrade it don't replace it.
I was going to do that but, its one of those times where I'm going to have to bite the bullet as she wants a 'new one'.
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« Reply #18 on: Monday, July 3, 2017, 15:10:38 »

How does this look:

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« Reply #19 on: Monday, July 3, 2017, 16:13:40 »

And must have a little knowledge to reinstall the OS and have the correct disks.

Talking of which, I bought a cheapo second hand laptop off ebay. Hardware is great, but the Windows 10 activation isn't working. Seller is dealing with it but its peaked my curiosity....

The sticker on the PC says Windows 8 pro (no COA). The lappy has Win 10 pro. I'm wondering if he just lobbed Win10 on as a clean install

Is there any way to tell if the bios (windows 8 ) key has been genuinely blocked, or whether its just not possible to go from 8->10 as a clean install using this particular key - only via  "upgrade" (think the free upgrade has finished now anyway right)?

To be honest an unlicensed Win 10 isn't too bad at nagging/restricting anyway.
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« Reply #20 on: Monday, July 3, 2017, 22:00:19 »

ah, ok then, it enabled when it upgraded to the anniversary update..

ok then!
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