This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Speed Benefits of the Hardware Upgrades to My Noteboo
Last week I wrote about upgrading my notebook from 4 GB of RAM to 8 GB and from a 5200 RPM hard drive to a Solid State Drive (SSD). I got stopped in the upgrade process by a need to get a Windows 7 install DVD (as opposed to a Recovery DVD).
I ordered a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium to install on the new SSD. That arrived on Monday Love that Amazon Prime!
After installing Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit version on the notebook, the real fun began. Fun? Well, I needed to load a bunch of software all over again, plus add copies of configuration files from my desktop or old laptop. But, the amazing thing was the difference in speed.
Now, this Intel Core i3 notebook seems as peppy as my desktop[...]
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Articles Newly Posted Online
These are new articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally part of my email newsletter.
- Hardware Upgrades to My Notebook
At one time, my main computer was a Dell laptop. When I finally decided it was upgrade time, Dell had decided to join everyone else and stop offering Operating System DVD’s, choosing to supply only pre-built Recovery DVD’s. They tried to get too cute in the order process, so I cancelled my order for a very expensive Dell top-of-the-line desktop-replacement notebook and plans for a smaller Alienware for portable use.
Instead, I saved a fortune by building my own desktop and buying a cheap notebook. I’ve written before about my notebook computer — and how it was a pleasure to be able to find one that was small, light, fast and cheap. All four! (The old adage was that you could pick three of the four.) [...]
I love the redesign of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to WordPress and the Genesis Framework. On my Terry’s Computer Tips site, I’m using the base Genesis Framework with a of child theme of my own to customize it.