reactivated 7 year old pc

Sjaeger50

New Member
recently reactivated old pc that was in storage since 2009. updated everything from service pack to IE9. before i viewed the web on my tablet. well, now my tablet is beggining to look more like a 100 dollar paperweight lmao. anyone else had simliar luck upgrading an old moth balled pc before?
 

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Patonb

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I still run my '09 computers...
 

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System One

  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Our 2007 Gateway Vista laptop is still running well. Our 2008 HP laptop died recently - mobo problems. So did our 2008 HP desktop. Both had bleeding capacitors.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop

poorguy

Member
i got all of you beat windows 10 on 2005 dell xps 200 / pentium d 2.8ghz 820 smithfield / 3.0gb ddr2 ram / geforce 210 graphics card and runs like a bat out of hell. found it in a trash pile on big trash day and replaced the power supply fan and good as new almost.
 

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Cammygirl192

Cammy White FTW
Member
I'm running a Packard Bell iMedia s3210 which was bought in 2008, and stored from 2014-last week, and nothing is wrong with it. :)
I bet new PCs will last only 3-4 years in the future.

Anyway isn't Packard Bell = Gateway?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Packard Bell imedia s3210
    CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 7450 Dual Core Processor (2.40GHz)
    Memory
    2.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8200

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Welcome to the forums DixieKongJD, we could use a new infusion of enthusiasm around here! Yes, Packard Bell and Gateway were both acquired by Acer around the same time.

I think you should reconsider your aversion to SP2 expressed in another post. Vista with SP2 will be supported until 2017, whereas Vista without SP2 has been unsupported by Microsoft since 2011. Much software that still supports Vista assumes that SP2 is installed, and it's a prerequisite for IE 9 (which is admittedly obsolescent).
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Cammygirl192

Cammy White FTW
Member
The only reason I don't want to upgrade is because I don't want to be forced to install Windows Search, but I don't know if you can opt out of that.
Thanks for the welcome too :)
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Packard Bell imedia s3210
    CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 7450 Dual Core Processor (2.40GHz)
    Memory
    2.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8200

poorguy

Member
i think it all depends on the quality of components used by manufactures as to the life of a desktop and also if the user runs a UPS / BATTERY BACKUP or uses a surge protector. a UPS / BATTERY BACKUP will give better protection than a surge protector.
 

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poorguy

Member
i put back into service an hp-m7267c desktop / intel pentium d 950 3.4 ghz 800 mhz fsb 4mb L2 cache / 4.0 gb ddr2 ram / nvidia gt 9400 pcie gaphics card / 250 gb hard drive. this desktop came out in 09/2006. i dual booted on one hard drive windows 7 32 bit and also linux ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it runs great. i pulled this desktop from a big trash day pile without any case so i had to find some side case covers and zip tied them to it it still has no front but that is ok. all it needed was a new processor fan which i had in my PC stash. i can't believe that people will do such things. some people really believe that it is a disposable world.
 

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matfx

New Member
Just reactivate my 8 years old Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop, which bought in Dec 2007. After Vista support ended next year i will probably install linux os to continue using it.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 @1.5GHz
    Memory
    2GB (2 x 1048MB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated Graphics media Accelerator X3100
    Sound Card
    Integrated Stereo Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.1 Widescreen WXGA Display with TrueLife
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB SATA Hard Drive

Mooly

Member
Currently running W10 32 bit on my 2006 Acer 9301 laptop. Its basically fine if a little 'disk thrashy' at times...... I used a W8.1 license to get the free upgrade and used my OEM W7 pro license to get W10 pro for my main PC.

Also have a Vista image of just Vista plus SP1 and SP2 and updates, current to around 12 months ago. That can be restored and rebuilt at any time.
 

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