this 'idiot' needs some help/guidance!?!
Have new computer but want to see if old laptop can be salvaged... maybe for taking back & forth to school??
It's a Dell, maybe 6 yo, and INCREDIBLY SLOW?? No viruses (check-out) but pretty much TEENY amount of memory left. Buying more memory is not in the cards. Was told, becasue it's "older" more mem would be hard to find and expensive... a few hundred $$ possibly.
I have a hard copy of XP and thinking of trying to start from scratch? Guess you could say I'm computer savvy enough just to be "dangerous"!!
Can I just start uninstalling EVERYTHING on hard drive? There are some things, many actually, that I have NO idea what they are or what they do. When I got the computer (temporary loan/gift), it had nothing on it... not even OS, but I was able to figure out how to install that.
Really have nothing to lose. Original owner doesn't want it back... too old for them.
Should I or shouldn't I just GO FOR IT?? If yes... any tips or suggestions?