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  #2919665 28-May-2022 10:48
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Definitely worth upgrading rather than replacing. 

 

 

 

If it's extremely slow, then as well as the SSD upgrade mentioned, a fresh install of Windows is a good idea, it's quite possible some malware (virus, cryptominer, or similar) has got on there and is causing the PC to run slowly.


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  #2919689 28-May-2022 14:06
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gzt: Are any bios changes required?

 

If its doing legacy booting, then no change needed. If UEFI boot then you may have to go in once and choose the boot order again if it doesn't see the drive as the default after the clone.





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  #2920391 30-May-2022 14:27
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ok, so back to me for a moment.

 

I have a Veeam backup of the AiO.

 

Can I use the Veeam restore feature for the SSD rather than cloning from the HDD directly?





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  #2920432 30-May-2022 15:19
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Just throwing this out there - thought it may be too late.

 

I have two machines of similar spec I purchased second hand at the start of the first lockdown for the kids to do remote learning on. I upgraded both to SSD's.

 

These processors are terrible. Just terrible. They were bad when released, and now just horrible. In my experience even running demanding websites on them can be just too much.

 

I would highly recommend replacing them if possible.

 

I've already got rid of one, and looking to get rid of the other when I can get another decent second hand machine.


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  #2920443 30-May-2022 15:43
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@cokemonz , I suspect you are right, however I have to give it a try.





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  #2920614 30-May-2022 19:52
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A shared library Windows machine. How infested with spyware and viruses is it? 


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  #2920626 30-May-2022 20:29
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Best of luck. If you do manage to bring it back to life please post a review/how to. Ours are dismal.



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  #2920627 30-May-2022 20:33
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Is it worth trying your luck with some fast(ish) USB as ReadyBoost?

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  #2920628 30-May-2022 20:34
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@gzt , perhaps. I'll do the SSD first and see where that gets us.





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  #2920637 30-May-2022 21:02
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Pbtech have similar ex-lease AIO machines with i5 @$400. Readyboost is basically free if you have fast ish USB sticks lying around as many people do. Personally I think you will have little trouble adding ssd in a couple of hours. The service manuals for case removal are freely available. All the best on this epic tweaking mission : ).

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  #2920663 30-May-2022 23:37
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Do library consoles already run on some sort of VDI? You could virtualise and turn the unit into a thin client.


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  #2920697 31-May-2022 08:19
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@yitz , it's not a library computer. It's our pc, located in the library.





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  #2922587 4-Jun-2022 13:22
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So far so good, only took an hour to get the back cover off, and I think I've broken both my thumbs. 😬

 

I hope it works without the cover on, coz I might to have switch the disks in and out before I'm all done.

 

 





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  #2922724 4-Jun-2022 15:06
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So here is an extra question.

 

We have a collection of CD's (stop sniggering) that contain databases and little programs that access the data.

 

I have copied most of these to ISO, and for the few that I use at home, I launch the ISO as a Drive Letter and I can then run the program which insists the CD be loaded.

 

There will be room on the SSD to store these ISO files.

 

Is there a way of auto-launching the ISO when you run the program?





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  #2922748 4-Jun-2022 16:12
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If the program is on an iso and the iso has a drive letter - isn't this just an ordinary shortcut to the program exe on the iso?

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