|My computer is running slow - am limping along.. need upgrade of memory. I have to take it in somewhere which will cost me a man with a van to carry it down from my flat and drive me to either PC World at Staples Corner or a nearby Cartridge World where the proprietor says he can do the upgrade of memory, overhaul and clean inside tower. Don't know which to choose! |
Also,I seem to have ended up with Windows 8 installed, don't know how. I think it is too much for the PC (64 bit). PC was bought as a Windows XP media edition. Should it be taken back to factory condition, which would rule out the need for a memory upgrade. Which is better? I can get the engineer to back up my work first as my own efforts to do that have failed.
Also, when work is backed up to a disc, how anything ever found again?
Any guidance for an old gal with an old (2005) HP computer would be welcome, please.I haven't money for a new PC but in any case am wedded to Win XP. I have a good TVTFT 17" monitor and a small HP printer/scanner/copier which is adequate for me, so don't want buy a "package" anyway.
I reckon to get the equivalent of my old PC I would have to spend in excess of £500 so I gauge it is worth the remedial work being done although I have no commitment re that, except PC World say they would charge £50 for diagnosis, but no fix no fee. However the smaller outfit at the Cartridge World would be quicker and is nearer. Decisions!
Help me please. Thank you.