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Things you can do with your old PC

7th August 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

While doing a house clearance, especially when getting it done with the help of a reliable and efficient rubbish removal firm, you are more than likely to come across items you have already forgotten you had. If you have just found your old PC, you will be faced with the dilemma of what to do with it. Well, you have a number of options. For starters, you can just throw it away. But if you have some sentiments towards the machine and would not like it to have such a harsh fate, there are still a number of things that you can do with it.

Giving a new life to your old Personal Computer

Even old and seemingly outdated machines can still have a good use, such as:

  • You can use it to set up a home server for your network. Your old PC can be used to store shared documents, the family photos and other files and act as connection between the many devices that you have at home. In the age of cloud services this might seem a little redundant, but having a home service has some great benefits, mainly connected to security issue.
  • You can use your old PC to run classic video games that do not run on modern systems. Services such as GOG enable users to experience good old time gaming on Windows 10, but nothing is better than tackling the classics the way they have been supposed to be played. This is the place where your old PC can come in handy.
  • Old LaptopYou can sell your old PC online. Even if you do not find use of your outdated system, someone else might, and would even be willing to pay you a modest sum of money for it. You will not become rich, but certainly this is a better idea than just throwing it away.
  • You can donate the machine to a local library or orphanage. You will be doing some good for the community while at the same time you will be finding a new, noble use for your old PC – just what you wanted in the first place, right?
  • Alternatively, instead of selling or donating the system, you can give it to an old family member or even a neighbour who does not have the technical knowledge, need or the willingness to use a modern machine. If you install a light version of Linux or other free OS, they will still be able to safely and easily use services such as Skype or Facebook in order to stay in touch with friends and family – that’s what old folks use computers for most of the time anyway.

Those are of course just some basic ideas about what you can do with your old PC. There might be many other purposes that the machine can be employed for. If you think of any, do not hesitate to give us a hint. Inspiration is very important especially when it comes to reusing old items.

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