Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, June 13, 2016

Used Computers

I opted to stay with Win 7 on the used T42 that I picked up.

There was an Excel file that held account numbers, user names and passwords for bank accounts, credit cards, online ordering, email, and so on. That's deleted.

I lost track of the number of Windows updates that had to be installed. Installing the first round led to others. I had a list of the Win 10 ones and avoided those. GWX Control Panel and Never 10 are up and running.

The first order of business, though, was installing antivirus and malware scanners and running them. The machine came up clean.

My guess is that it had been sitting, unused, for close to three years. Somebody probably got it cheap from their job and then didn't use it.

Anyway, it's now ready to begin installing what I need on it to function. Which will include passwords for booting and windows.

3 comments:

cwh said...

Don't forget Veracrypt for solid, pre-boot full-disk encryption!

Comrade Misfit said...

I've not heard of that software. I'll have to look into it.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Thanks fir the Never10 tip :-)