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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 17th May 19, 5:38 PM
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    Why no update for my old Windows?
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    • 17th May 19, 5:38 PM
    Why no update for my old Windows? 17th May 19 at 5:38 PM
    I read due to a security threat microsoft had sent out an update for older operating systems. I have vista and thought i would turn on the pc and get the update. I found there wasnt any and the update function is still off since they abandoned it.
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 23rd May 19, 10:36 AM
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    I got my current laptop in January 2013. It came with 4GB of RAM. The first upgrade I made was to add another 4GB to make 8GB of RAM - this made a noticeable difference (on Windows 7).

    I updated to Windows 10 when it came out - I've had no noticeable problems. Over time the system slowed down - this was the same with W7 as with W10.

    A few months ago I replaced the HDD with an SSD and did a fresh install of W10. It's like having a new laptop ... On button to login screen in 15 seconds, whereas before it would be at least a minute+ (I removed the DVD drive and put the old HDD into a DVD-style caddy, so I now have both an SSD C drive and internal HDD D drive in my laptop ... the DVD I plug in via USB on the rare occasions I need to use it).

    To the OP - going the SSD route will be much better value than buying a new machine. So unless your current machine's hardware is failing then I'd echo the others who are recommending the SSD route.
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