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Making An Old Computer Run Its Best

Aman in Nashville, Tennessee listens on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN and wants to make an old computer after

Acer Laptop

Aman asked: “I have a Asus laptop that I purchased for my brother in 2011. He wants to give it back to me. I want to use it to work from home. It runs on Windows 7. What’s the best things I can do to get it repaired to be able to use it now, I’m sure he’s downloaded a bunch of crap to it. Should I take it to like a Best Buy to have them clean it? What programs should I put on it to be able to use it now?”


Aman, if you can, format it and leave it clean as it was as day 1 before you use it for anything. Then start installing just the things you need.

The performance you’ll get if you do that is probably the best you can really expect.

Since the computer is from 2011, don’t expect it to be extra fast no matter what

If that’s not an option, get rid of all the software you don’t need, and run some tune up software. We personally use System Mechanic for our computers in the studio.

Any clutter that you don’t need, get rid of it.

Since the computer is from 2011, don’t expect it to be extra fast no matter what, it’s a little bit old. If you want to do something about that, some extra RAM and an SSD can do wonders for an old computer, but if you’re going to be spending a lot of money you may be better off looking for a new computer instead.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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