Instructions to Resuscitate an Old PC.


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Instructions to Resuscitate an Old PC Howard Fosdick (C) 2008 FCI V 1.0 hfosdick at the space compuserve.com Who Am I ? * Autonomous Advisor * Prophet DBA (not a PC expert) * Established Database Client Bunches (IDUG and MWDUG) * Creator of Rexx Software engineers Reference Nerd !
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Instructions to Revive an Old Computer Howard Fosdick (C) 2008 FCI V 1.0

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hfosdick at the space compuserve.com Who Am I ? * Independent Consultant * Oracle DBA (not a PC pro) * Founded Database User Groups (IDUG and MWDUG) * Author of Rexx Programmers Reference

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Geek ! Why This Talk ? My diversion - 1. Get PC gifts 2. Equipment (check/revamp/fix) 3. Programming (confirm/anonymize/introduce) 4. Offer away to somebody who needs it

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Topics 1. The most effective method to revive an old PC 2. Suggestions - What everything means

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I. What can old PCs do II. Equipment III. Ventures to revive an old PC IV. Windows V. Linux (and other free Oss) VI. Where to get a Free PC (and where to give one) VII. “ Free Computing ” VIII. Assets Outline

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I. What Can Old Computers Do ?

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? ? ? ? Why Older Computers ? Free Useful Fun * “Old” PCs enhance abilities yearly * Save the planet - > lessen e-waste * Appropriate innovation - is not generally the most recent innovation Example - P-II tablet giving this presentation

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Save the Planet - PCs and screens contain dangerous... - lead - - mercury - - bromine - - cadmium - - chlorine - - nbd plastics - 400 to 600 million PCs yet to be discarded in upper rooms - Avg PC lifespan < 3 years One arrangement - use them ! Sources: Galt Global Review webofcreation.org

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What Can You Do With an Old PC ? Admonition : end client running normal programming I II III IV + Word Processing Spreadsheet Presentation Graphics Graphics, images Web surfing Research Wireless Social websites Email Brief web seeks IM/Chat Photos Music/Audio Video Current amusements Older recreations Office Fast Internet (Broadband) Slow Internet (Dial Up) Multimedia Games

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What Can You Do With an Old PC ? Proviso : end client running regular programming I II III IV + Word Processing Spreadsheet Presentation Graphics Graphics, images Web surfing Research Wireless Social websites Email Brief web looks IM/Chat Photos Music/Audio Video Current recreations Older diversions Office Fast Internet (Broadband) Slow Internet (Dial Up) Multimedia Games

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More Uses for Old Computers... Specific App servers Routers Firewalls Print, File, or Network server Email station Word processor other single-utilization Run old projects (perfectly) Business programs (eg: Instrumentation, Farming) Retro gaming box Act as terminals ( Linux Terminal Server Project - LTSP ) Run Free programming on Free equipment

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Summary New PCs are needed for - Latest amusements State-of-the-workmanship design High-end mixed media Current Microsoft programming Pentium III does everything else Pentium II fine for some uses however - 450 Mhz + 256 M tops Pentium I helpful yet - 266 mhz + 128 M tops Security programming overpowers them Dial-up

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“Turnover Events ” Driven by - Technology Examples - Monitors -> level boards ZIP plates -> USB thumb drives Pentium-II’s -> more up to date machines Marketing Examples - New arrivals of MS Office Vista What happens to PCs that can’t run Vista ? Innovation or Marketing

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II. Equipment

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Generations of PCs Pentium IV + III II I pre-Pentium (486, 386, 286/AT, XT, PC) Simplified View

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Typical Hardware * Memory differs generally * Desktops versus tablets * Max’ed out versus what dispatched * “ Celeron ” and “ Xeon ” mean nothing Source: Tom’s Hardware, other sites.:

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Typical Hardware AMD Equivalents Source: Tom’s Hardware, other sites.:

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Memory Maximum RAM (run of the mill) 128m 256m fluctuates P-I P-II P-III - Usually - * Use one level slower as next level speedier * All in gathering expense same - > purchase quickest ! Source: Tom’s Hardware, other sites.:

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What Is Free ? Pentium IV + III II I pre-Pentium (486, 386, 286/AT, XT, PC) 10% 70% 20% P-I P-II P-III Mix changes yearly Capabilities of “old computers” always expand Where you get free PCs shades the blend

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This Talk concentrates on PC Desktops ...Other Computers ?... Portable PCs - Fewer out there - Higher valued - Free is less regular - More exclusive Apples - Proprietary - - > even over the Apple line ! - Parts - - > extravagant, elusive

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III. Ventures to Revitalize an old PC

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Steps to Follow With an Old PC 1. Distinguish what you’ve got - - Hardware - - Software 2. Confirm equipment & programming - - Check the boot design board & run diagnostics - - Ensure gadgets work (equipment and drivers) - - Check plates, perusing/composition CD/DVD & floppy - - Windows Device Mgmt board - - Ensure programming is malware free - - Verify introduced projects work - - Break login secret word ( ntpasswd in Linux salvage CDs ) 3. Characterize targets 4. Figure out if this old pc can accomplish them 5. Download drivers, manuals, and so forth, from vendor’s site 6. Fix equipment & programming, download , design , introduce to accomplish goals

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Example - This Laptop IBM Thinkpad 770Z P-II @ 366 mhz/128M ram/14g circle CDROM, floppy, 56k modem, USB port 13.7” screen w/AGP illustrations and 8M smash NO - > 10/100 port, remote card, Writeable CD or DVD All equipment meets expectations Config board * Disk check Config diagnostics * Tested gadgets Windows Devices board Software is Windows 98 Virus/malware clean * Programs work Registry clean * MSCONFIG and daemons More at - www.Desktoplinux.com/articles/AT6185716632.html

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Example - My Objectives ... * Office bolster (word handling and so on in MS designs) * Presentations (in MS position) * Email (dial-up alright) * Web gaze upward (dial-up worthy) * Run normal Windows and Linux applications Conclusion - > Keep Windows Install Linux and keep running from RAM Buy 128M for $20 - > 256M UpgradeMemory.com KingstonMemory.com

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Example #2 - Professional’s Desktop Objectives Office work (all in MS arrangements) Word preparing Presentations Spreadsheets Email Web utilize: 0 in 1996 to parcels today Doesn’t need to pay $500 for new PC P-II P-II+ P-III Goal - heavier web use - > Switched to free P-III - > Added $10/month AT&T DSL Goal - OS obsolete - > Added Ubuntu Goal - heavier multi-tasking - > Upgraded memory to 256M - > Windows tune-up Pentium-II Purchased 1997

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Example #2 - Professional’s Desktop Dell P-III 550 mhz/448M ram/2 x 6 G plate DVD-ROM, CD/RW, floppy, 10/100 card, USB ports From the P-II - P-II screen, console, mouse Original 6 gig circle From one P-III - System Unit, 320m ram, USB ports, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, floppy, 10/100 card From the other P-III second 6 gig circle, 128M ram Remaining P-II parts go to different forms

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Easy-to-Fix Problems Windows + Viruses/spyware/malware + Registry or programming debasement + Slow and requiring programming tune-up - > Defrag circle, uproot malware, prune start-up rundown ( msconfig & Runlist), check daemons & Services , delete index.dat & other brief, set-up, web, reserve, & “junk files”, treats, URL history... + Broken or replaceable gadget + Slow because of requiring memory + Random shutdowns -> Overheating - check fans, re-try warmth sink, clean PC + Won’t boot -> Check wires, card seating, free screws + Bad gadget driver Hardware

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O S Operating System Choice is Key OS decides - * OS overhead on constrained PC assets * Your Apps * How simple or hard they are to discover * How much they cost or if free

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3 “Operating Environment” Choices Keep Windows just Replace Windows w/Linux (or different OS) Add Linux to Windows + Benefits of Windows and Linux + Linux coincides with Windows - Effort - Requires 1/2 G circle + No malware + Simplest introduce + Linux advantages - Drivers? - Loses estimation of the introduced programming + Easiest + Drivers included + Age-fitting programming - Cleanup obliged - No MS fixes or support - License & COA obliged

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IV. Windows on Old PCs

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Windows Benefits (versus Linux) Compatible record designs Easy to utilize Efficient GUI on 486 to P-II Device drivers Comes on the PC

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Microsoft GUI is Efficient on 486s - P-I’s - P-II

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