Still running Vista? Might be time for a new computer
July 31, 2017
Updated: July 31, 2017 4:12pm
Q. I bought my computer when Vista first came out. Now I am finding that I am having all kinds of problems such as not being able to access the internet and constant lockups. Should I just bite the bullet and buy a new computer with Windows 10 installed?
A. A computer that was new in the time Vista came out is a little long in the tooth, hardware-wise. But they were not bad machines. I know of many people who were able to successfully upgrade to Windows 7 using this kind of hardware and even some who were able to upgrade to Windows 10.
If money is an issue, you should be able to restore the computer back to factory fresh using the restore disks that came with the PC or that you were prompted to create when the computer was new.
The downside of this is that you would need to spend some time patching the computer and reinstalling all of your applications. Once that was done you could, if your hardware supports it, upgrade to a more current operating system. Of course that would cost money. And if you needed help doing…