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Windows 7: Why Two Computers???

01 Aug 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium

I have built the 2 pc's that I now have. Although they're old, it's come in really handy having the 2nd one. My boy uses the other one when he is here, but besides that, I always have a backup. Also, if I'm having issues with this one, I can always get on the other one to root around for solutions.
MY only issue is going to be when I get my laptop.....I reallt don't know what i'm going to do then....
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01 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Since my upgrades tend to be incremental, any upgrades to the main system sees the old parts moved to the "old" computer. This way....

1. I have a backup system
2. The backup system also gets upgraded.
3. I get a free computer from all the upgrades to the others.

As to what I do with them well, my wife and kids use the backup, and the third one is strictly for emergency parts.
What he said.
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01 Aug 2010   #13

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

In the past, when I built/bought a new computer, I would give my old computer to 1 of my 4 kids. However, they're all adults now (still live at home tho') and don't want my hand-me-downs because they want to be able to play the latest games. I have a number of older computers, 2 P3s, a P4 & an AMD dual core that all work 100% fine but nobody wants. I probably could sell the dual core but doubt I could get enough for it to make it worth my while.

I also have a collection of vintage computers, 80286 and older, that are mostly boxed up and in storage.
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01 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64

I have 2 PC's, both built by me, one only for games, and one for work, with a couple of spare parts lying around. I can't see how you can only have one PC.
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02 Aug 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

Got my desktop, and now own a HP net-book, never leaves my hands, this thing is worse than my Crackberry

I love how compact it is, and great wireless range for surfing the net.
(Sorry if I'm a little off topic guys).

I'm pretty sure these days the majority of people out there have more than 1 computer guaranteed, and with the costs of owning a decent desktop and/or laptop going down (for some of us), improved features, how could you not have 2 computers ?
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02 Aug 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I have three computers that I rely on ... my XP desktop, Vista Business laptop, and my main Win7 desktop.
I gave one XP to my daughter and relegated the 98se to the barn.
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02 Aug 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I usually run about 4 computers in the house
  • laptop for wife
  • desktop as a dedicated file server
  • Everyday Win7 gaming box
  • Linux based desktop
I used to keep quite a few more, but with virtual machines taking off and working so test labs and such usually don't require physical hardware.

Usually when i buy a new machine, it becomes my main machine and I upgrade everything down the line. So, my current rig would become my Linux box and my current Linux box would become my file server.

And with my daughter being almost 6...I'll likely use my server as an everyday screw around desktop for her to play and experiment with.
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06 Aug 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ult x64

I have two machines - one is an i7 brute for heavy-duty use and the other is a Q6600 Media Centre machine. This allows me patronising rights over people with non-i7 systems, which I exercise ruthlessly
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07 Aug 2010   #19


the question is why not i have a laptop and a desktop and i plan to build a desktop, hell if i can cheap laptop some were i will purchase it and upgrade it.
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07 Aug 2010   #20

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

What do I do with my old PCs ....

I use them till they die and then tend to leave the carcass, in my old property when I move

I have to have mobile access for work (now covered by an Acer AspireOne 1GB win7 Pro) as a mobile software tool-kit. I also tend to treat the main machine as a file server of sorts, (one in the specs that is due for a re-build but it still does what I need it to)

Am not a gamer so do not need to be on the bleeding edge - also tend to deal with slightly older systems (buisiness) so reliability is more important, also tend to wait for new component designs to stabilise before adopting them myself.
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