Computer Upgrades!

When I found a need to be able to pull pics off of an SD card, I thought the Lightning connector equipped card reader I’d bought a while back to use with my iPhone would be good enough. Sadly, I got the message that the device was not supported when I tried to use it.

I started thinking of a good way to do this without breaking the bank. Cheap laptop from eBay? SD card equipped with WiFi?

I remembered that I had a desktop PC from a while back that was sitting at Cindy’s place. It’s from 2007/2008, it was running XP, but it had been functional. Still XP… Not exactly supported…

With some help from my friends, that old computer is running Windows 10, it now has two hard drives (1TB each), it has 3.5GB of RAM, and it’s running nicely!!!

My desktop PC might not be new or fast, but it’s working well for what I need 😎

Cyber Issues – Upgrading Old Hardware

So, I’ve gotten by with a couple of cheap 8″ Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablets and an iPhone 8+ as my tools for interacting on the web for the last few years. I had a laptop for a little while, but let’s just say something bad happened to it while it was on my truck. This isn’t exactly optimal.

There is one other computer that I hadn’t mentioned yet though. It’s my old tower/desktop that’s quite old. I can’t remember exactly how old it is, but I think it’s somewhere around 10-12 years old. I’m not planning on doing anything extreme with it – Just pulling pics off of SD cards, light photo editing, email, surfing the web, and blogging. None of that requires the latest and greatest, bleeding edge, gold plated computing marvel. That said, look up above at the pics in this post and you’ll see that there’s plenty of room for imrovement.

And speaking of improvement, there’s a lot of that happening right now. The hard drive and RAM are being upgraded. The operating system might be upgraded as well.

I’ll have updates on everything soon!