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Windows 7: Would Like Some Uses For Older Computers

23 Oct 2013   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
Would Like Some Uses For Older Computers

I have three older system all of which run perfectly.
1. Core2Duo E7500 with XP Home/3 - GT 430
2. AMD 3700+ with XP Pro/2 - 6600GT
3. AMD 2800+ with XP Home/2 - Onboard
All have maxed out RAM for their respective MoBo.
All have SATA and USB2 connections.
Two of the three have updated power supplies.

Any uses, even off the wall, would be appreciated.


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23 Oct 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Door stops?

lol


If it was me I would think to find friends or people down on there luck needing just such a machine and gift it, you'll be amazed how good it feels to help someone get there tech on !
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23 Oct 2013   #3
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Yes, I'm into creating good Karma, too. I was hoping to get some choices
for uses at home, gifting the systems to friends, or a school class working
on computer repair, etc. Hopefully, I'll get a few more responses. Seems like
"what to do with old computers" is a common question.
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23 Oct 2013   #4
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I donated two oldies to an Old Age Home.

These folks had never used a computer and when I cam back in a month the smiles on their faces made me want to cry.
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24 Oct 2013   #5
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
I donated two oldies to an Old Age Home.

These folks had never used a computer and when I cam back in a month the smiles on their faces made me want to cry.
+1
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24 Oct 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I have one of those old Ivory colored skinny tall Dell cases with a Pentium 3 in it, it`s ancient
But I put my entire cd collection on it and now it`s a Music Server
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24 Oct 2013   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: The national Christina organization accepts donations.

Welcome - National Cristina Foundation

They provide donated computers to low income people and non-profits.
Very good group.

Also there are lots of user groups that sponsor donated computers.
like Project Reboot - Computer Recycling for the poor and disabled

Rich
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24 Oct 2013   #8
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Gift or donate is good karma. I have my second desktop setup as a email server, 4 personal and one business account, and I use it for all down loads hoping to reduce the odds of a virus. Older boxes still surf the web pretty fast. I have a third box mining bitcoins and alt coins.
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24 Oct 2013   #9
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Great ideas. I checked the Christina Foundation website and found a couple
of organizations, in my area, wanting older PC systems. Haven't decided where
to drop them off or whether to make some type of server. Donation sounds best
to me.
Thanks, again for the great ideas
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24 Oct 2013   #10
silverstormz

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
Gift or donate is good karma. I have my second desktop setup as a email server, 4 personal and one business account, and I use it for all down loads hoping to reduce the odds of a virus. Older boxes still surf the web pretty fast. I have a third box mining bitcoins and alt coins.
Not to derail but are alt coins realy worth it?
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