Yes, my laptop a bit... older. But it was once quite flash and it's always suited me fine.
At least, it did until last week, when the poor wee beastie suddenly decided not to read its USB ports anymore. This meant no recharging the iPod. No printing docs or backing up on my flash drive.
No downloading new photos of Midge and Butler. What's a poor boy to do?
Well, according to the Great and Mighty Google, there were a few things. Each of those things got a little harder. Checking the drivers. Deleting them in Safe Mode. Finally, I took the truly hard line: I reformatted the C drive.
Granted, Old Bessie here wasn't good for much but email and writing, but at least she was good for that. Now, I'm slowly, painfully, *dial-uppingly* (the WiFi, of course, refuses to go) rebuilding from the rubble. New settings. New downloads. Some of my favorite old programs have... changed. Mostly for the worse.
Reluctantly, very reluctantly, I'm looking at new machines. The kids they got these days are faster and cheaper than Old Bessie ever was. It'll be sad to see the end of an era.
I'm thinking about the new laptop from SkyNet. It promises good things...