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Windows 7: Things to do on a good pc besides game and photoshop

12 Sep 2015   #1
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 
Things to do on a good pc besides game and photoshop

Hello,

I have a lenovo h50-50 desktop and am taking a break from games at the moment as well as not wanting to do Photoshop either.

Specs are pretty decent:

Intel core i3 4160 cpu (3.6 GHz)
8GB RAM
1TB HDD
Windows 7 Professional
Intel HD 4400 graphics

I have done research on this before and people say watch movies, photoshop, etc. The truth is though, I don't really like watching movies or photoshop. Are there any ways I can use my PC's processing power while having fun still without gaming?


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13 Sep 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
There's always Blender to learn if not already
https://www.blender.org/

Otherwise throw an ssd in it and I'm sure it will be even better
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13 Sep 2015   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You could try your hand at programming. Visual Studio Express is free. But it does require some horsepower to run the IDE and do builds etc..

With scripting languages such as Autohotkey you can program even on a Laptop. That is why I suggested Visual Studio. There are other IDEs that use C++ that aren't as arduous to install such as Ultra++.

Here is one list of free programming tools to get you started:
Free Programming Tools and Resources (thefreecountry.com)
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13 Sep 2015   #4
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Thank you all I will look into those.
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13 Sep 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You could also play with win-10 for free by joining the insiders program if you haven't already
Join the Windows Insider Program and get the Windows 10 Technical Preview | Blogging Windows
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13 Sep 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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13 Sep 2015   #7
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Ah I like science a lot so I will do that. Thank you.
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14 Sep 2015   #8
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

You could tinker with Rainmeter, desktop customization tool

Be advised that Rainmeter can and has been known to become addicting.
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14 Sep 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That sure looks interesting Scr, thanks for sharing
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14 Sep 2015   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You can also play with virtual machines using Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare.

For instance, I have the following VMs on my Lenovo K450 running Windows 10 Pro X64, 16GB Ram, 250GB SSD, 1.5 and 2 TB drives.

Things to do on a good pc besides game and photoshop-oravb.jpg

They are all legal and allow me to try things on just about any Microsoft OS. Great for trying things when answering question in various forums.


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