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    Seven ways to breathe new life into an older PC


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    Seven ways to breathe new life into an older PC


    By Fred Langa

    If you're moving to new hardware, here are some excellent ways to make good use of an older PC, one that still runs but might have insufficient storage or horsepower to run Win10 or a major distribution of Linux. The options discussed below can bring modern, up-to-date, and secure computing to older hardware. Many of the options are 100 percent free, and some are so resource efficient, they can work well even on ancient, XP-class hardware!

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/top-story/seven-ways-to-breathe-new-life-into-an-older-pc (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    Fred emphasizes the use of USB 3.0 drives for performance reasons. However, the old hardware he is trying to salvage does not support USB 3.0 and so I don't get it. Can someone please explain?

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    He was does say you can use USB2, but it will be slow, plus he's trying to give you Windows options - it is Windows Secrets after all.

    cheers, Paul

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