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Windows 7: Just curious...how long does a computer last? Average years

10 Sep 2014   #1
purplelover

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Just curious...how long does a computer last? Average years

Is there any way to find out how old your compiuter is? I have a laptop. I need a new screen and keyboard. I won't change from Windows 7 . Do not want to buy new one. Computer guy asked how old it is....I don't remember. How long has windows 7 been out? Is there anyplace on the puter that says when it was built? Reason I am asking is that the tech says he will repair my computer but depending on how old it is the harddrive may go and I would need a whole new puter then.

I can tell you I have rubbed off the letters on 13 keys and made my own replacements, and I have 5 keys that will not work unless I hit them very hard. But it has everything I want and is a great puter. What do you think?????

Eileen


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10 Sep 2014   #2
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Keys that don't work? Busted display?

That one's a goner. Buy a new one.
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10 Sep 2014   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The day you initialized it should be the day your user account was created.
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10 Sep 2014   #4
jc836

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit Desktops; Windows 7 Professional 64Bit Laptops
 
 

HP is still offering Windows 7 on laptops - check out their store online or Amazon for a Lenovo. The machine you currently are using will cost a lot lto repair versus a new one with better spec's overall.
Just my opinion
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10 Sep 2014   #5
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well.....wish I knew this a week ago. When I could not get on the forum . The new ones we looked at were from $400 for a Intel I3 to $800 Intel I5. I would have to buy Word again ( another $99) Office ($???) Reload everything. The guy is charging me $99 for a 17" screen, $59 for the keyboard, $69 for labor, plus tax. Today i asked him about the age of the laptop. He said Windows 7 came out 4 or 5 years years ago so it is not that old. BUT if the hard drive goes I am toasted.

I have Intel I5, 490GB left of my hard drive , 6GB ram 5.8 usable , it runs good, I use it every day...

MILES AHEAD

"The day you initialized it should be the day your user account was created." Can you tell me how to find that date????


Did I get overcharged???
Thanks, Eileen
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10 Sep 2014   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I just did a quick Google search and came up with quite a few. It might be hard to find a new one with Win 7, but I have purchased several Refurbished PC and never had any problems and it is a good price too.
Refurbished Windows 7 Laptop, Refurbished Windows 7 Laptop Notebook at TigerDirect.com
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10 Sep 2014   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Can you tell me how to find that date????
Open Explorer to C:\Users

right click on the folder for your account. Creation date should be it.

btw you can get a usable Toshiba Laptop cheap(under $300 I think.). But they weigh a ton. OK if you mainly use it as a semi-desktop. But it does come with W8.
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10 Sep 2014   #8
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

7/13/2009 So my laptop is 5 years old.....
Thanks Miles........ Eileen
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10 Sep 2014   #9
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
this is what I am going to do with the laptop.

Well, I am into this for now. Will have to see how it works out. Have already paid him half. The computers that have been suggested are priced right but don't have near what I have on mine. Don't want to go backwords...

Thanks everyone for your input. I really appreciate it...... Wish me luck....

Eileen
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10 Sep 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

I keep mine running 7-10 years.

A lot has to do with how rough you treat it. If you treat it like a baby it will last longer. If you treat it like a book it may not.

You had a perfect install so as far as the software goes if you stick with the tools and methods in reinstall tutorial to maintain it then that should last years longer.
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