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XP Computer: What to do with one?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Rocket River, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    I have a friend who has an old working Windows XP computer

    It is old and kind of slow but it works.
    She wants to repurpose it for her grandson
    I don't know if the games will play properly on it

    I don't think if i wiped it and reinstalled if Microsoft even has the updates anymore.

    What do you do with old but working tech?

    I recommended Charity/Donation maybe parts?

    Rocket River
     
  2. Rockets34Legend

    Rockets34Legend Contributing Member

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    Convert it to Linux.
     
  3. marky :)

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    Techno waste.

    Reimage it back to stock if possible and just have it connect to the internet with all the flash plugins installed and whatever else so her grandson can play games on the internet.
     
  4. Baba Booey

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    Pull out the usable parts and then build a cheap i3.
     
  5. superfob

    superfob Mommy WOW! I'm a Big Kid now.

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    How old is the kid? There a tons of fantastic games that should run on an XP machine.

    Off the top of my head: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic I & II, Age of Empires I & II
     
  8. Rocket River

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    He is like 5 or 6 . . . .I figured some would be out there
    but the lack of ability to update etc

    Rocket River
     
  9. ChankMcStank

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    Send it to one of those IT recycling places. They'll take care of it.
     
  10. DarkHorse

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    Minecraft?
     
  11. HR Dept

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    That machine is perfectly optimized to run Minesweeper, Solitaire, and Hearts. It's a stretch, but SkiFree should work as well.
     
  12. ChankMcStank

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    So Crysis is out of the picture?
     
  13. Dei

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    Back-up machine in case all your main ones die. Literally, that's the only thing it's good for - something to use in case of an emergency. That thing will do nothing well while sucking up a ****load of electricity.
     
  14. TheRealist137

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    Save it for when he grows older then turn it into a p*rn machine.
     
  15. RedRedemption

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    Destroy it.
    You'll spend more on electricity than you will get utility and satisfaction from it.
     
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    add a new hard drive, graphics card, and upgrade it to windows 10. then, tell us how windows 10 works to see if we should upgrade also.
     
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    Rollercoaster Tycoon FTW!!
     
  19. Agent94

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    Oregon Trail!
     
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    Toaster Doom!!!!

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