Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What to do with an ancient computer...

27 May 2011   #11
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
I have an old computer whose brand I don't know (it doesn't say it anywhere on the case). It has 128mb RAM and a 300ghz processor. It also has 500 gigs of hard drive space. Guess what it's used for?
I'm gonna guess file server That's also an amazingly fast processor. Odd that you have a super computer with only 128mb of RAM though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2011   #12
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devux View Post
Ok, so I have an ancient (by today's standards) computer collecting dust in my room. I want to do something with it. It is an eTower 633, I've kept it around as a "backup" machine, but it really isn't even worth that any more. So the question is what to do with it?
My only idea is to wipe it, install XP, and kill every service I can while still having it "stable" it only has 256MB of RAM so this is almost mandatory. *Laughs* But then I have a bunch of emulators and roms (NES, Genesis, SNES, N64, etc.) and I was thinking of making it a dedicated emulation machine, then hooking it up to my TV via VGA. All well and good, but then I would have to look at a boring beige coloured computer all the time. So now I have to make it look good, I could go crazy and make a plex window for it, throw some LED fans and cathode lights in there. That'd be fun. What are the forums' thoughts?
im proably sound not so smart by saying this but if it really old and have no use I probably just destroy it by smashing it or something. That sounds fun .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2011   #13
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have had a Compaq Win98 computer being used for kid games since 2004. I re-installed Win98 to the factory settings with 186MB RAM and 17GB HD. I could not give it away. I just brought it to Staples office supply store, where they will recycle it free.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 May 2011   #14
IDONTKNOW

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

blow it up overclock everthing to the max lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2011   #15
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devux View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
I have an old computer whose brand I don't know (it doesn't say it anywhere on the case). It has 128mb RAM and a 300ghz processor. It also has 500 gigs of hard drive space. Guess what it's used for?
I'm gonna guess file server That's also an amazingly fast processor. Odd that you have a super computer with only 128mb of RAM though.
Urgh
Mhz, sorry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Ancient Computers in Use Today
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Ancient Computers in Use Today | PCWorld
Chillout Room
Ancient Soundcard - lady in distress
:cry: Please can one of you whizz kids help me? I have a SB Live 5.1 soundcard (Model SB0222). Everything was working fine for playing and recording music until I changed from XP to Windows 7. Had a new hard drive at the same time and the driver downloaded is a kX 10k1. It plays MP3's badly but...
Drivers
Ancient history: Intel CS-430 web cam . . .
An oldie goldie (although, truthfully, its time has passed). Anyone got a suggestion for a possible driver hack to get this long-discontinued web cam model working in Win.7 ??? See: Intel CS-430 Camera Pro. And: Intel CS-430 Camera Pro drivers (XP).
Drivers
re-installing ancient software
I have an automobile service manual on CD that uses an old version (2001) of Stirling Technologies installSHIELD that worked fine on Windows XP. Now that I have "upgraded" to Windows 7 I cannot load the program into the new system, even changing the "compatibility" to WindowsXP or Windows2000. ...
Software
Ancient greek in MS Office?
Does anyone know of any good Ancient greek fonts or language packs for MS Office? Oli
Microsoft Office
Extremely ancient card
I had no problems with XP with this card. Now even games like minesweeper tell me that my graphics card is garbage :p ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 1/17/2010, 10:57:23 Machine name: SUPAHFLY-PC Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App