A client came to me with her favorite little laptop, a small Fujitsu PH520 which she’d been using for many years. The machine had slowed down to a crawl, and the hope was that the machine could be sped up somehow and kept in service. My client (not pictured above) loved the machine (similar Fujitsu unit pictured above), which was compact and light yet well-built and easy to travel with, and she didn’t really want to replace it. Everything about it was perfect for her, except the speed.
Could anything be done?
Sure! The solution turned out to be manifold. First, I replaced the primary hard drive with a speedy Solid State Drive (SSD). This significantly boosted the performance. Second, I moved large amounts of her data to an external drive (and, ultimately, to the cloud). Third, I performed a “clean Windows reinstallation” to correct the many issues her operating system was displaying, and give her a completely clean slate. And lastly, I upgraded the standard 2GB of RAM to 4GB.
Mission accomplished! This machine, which is already several years old, can now continue to be used…indefinitely! No need to deal with Windows 8 or learn some other operating system (like MAC OSX). No need to find something else of equal quality and proven reliability and convenience (not always so easy when “they don’t make them like they used to”).
No need, in fact, to do anything at all but continue using and enjoying the machine!
I’ll let the client speak for herself:
I LOVE MY ‘NEW’ COMPUTER!!!!!