Upgrade Your Old Computer

I’ll be teaching this workshop on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll run through common computer terminology and then I’ll walk you through the upgrade process, including things you will need to ask yourself before you begin and what you can expect out of your machine after you do the upgrade. This workshop will be for machines that were built for Windows XP, Windows Vista or after. Machines that originally came with Windows 95, Me, 98, or 2000 are all past the point where it is not financially feasible to upgrade. We will also not be discussing Apple equipment. Some knowledge of the Windows operating system and computer components in general are necessary.

I’ll then walk you through the various components of the computer that are fairly easy to upgrade, once you know the lingo that is used when talking about the various components and where the components are located.

pc-diagram

I’ve performed various upgrades for my family and friends. Most recently, I upgraded my mom’s laptop – which was released when Windows Vista came out – and it was like she got a whole new computer. Before the upgrade it could take her machine 10 minutes or more to fully boot up, now it takes less than a minute.

You can register by clicking here. Please do not bring your machine in as I will not be doing upgrades, just showing you where components are located and giving you information on how to go about removing old components and installing new components. I hope to have a few computers there so you can see how various components look up close.

Hope to see you there!

– Tony L.
Emerging Technologies Librarian

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