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Windows 7: Can someone suggest cool uses for old desktop computer

09 Jan 2014   #1
spacefish36

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can someone suggest cool uses for old desktop computer

Hello. I have an old Compaq Presario desktop with Win XP still on it.I was wanting to put it to use in some way.Any ideas.Thanks.


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09 Jan 2014   #2
subyroo

Dual Boot of WinXP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have an old PC with a couple TB HDD's in it connected to my TV, it has movies & TV series stored on them to play when there is nothing worth watching on TV.

We call it our Media Centre.
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09 Jan 2014   #3
ShadowChaos

Windows 7 x64 | Windows Server 2008 R2 | Windows XP
 
 

You could set it up as a file server, with shares. That would be pretty easy and very good usefulness. You could install some big drives and make an automated backup machine.
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09 Jan 2014   #4
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Throw Linux on it and learn another OS
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09 Jan 2014   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

how about making a nice terrarium out of it

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09 Jan 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Hmmmm..

Boat anchor
Target for pistol or rifle practice
Trade for a 12" pizza
Cat litter box (after removing all the guts)
Receptacle for a Bean Bag toss game (also after removing all the guts)
Single use Frisbe
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09 Jan 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Put it on the curb and put a for sale price on it.
Somebody will drive by and pick it up without paying.
I get rid of lots of hard to dispose items this way.

One time I put 4 tires on the curb tied to a tree.
Price tag was $25.00.
Pickup stopped and a man jumped out cut the rope and took the tires in about a minute. That saved me the head ache and money for disposal.
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09 Jan 2014   #8
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

stick it in your shed/workshop i have 2 pc's in mine, ones an old Pentium 4 based dell, which i use as a server, the other i built as a media pc so i can watch blu rays when im working on my road bike
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09 Jan 2014   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spacefish36 View Post
Hello. I have an old Compaq Presario desktop with Win XP still on it.I was wanting to put it to use in some way.Any ideas.Thanks.
You could use it for this SETI@home Brink might even give you Rep.
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09 Jan 2014   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Aside from the frivolous comments, I would keep it online, if possible, till XP support dies on Apr 14th to get the last updates.

It then can be used as a machine for kids to learn on, write Word docs, play games, etc. You could also install w7 and keep it alive for several years.
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