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When was the last time you used a REALLY slow computer?

#1Dr JackalPosted 9/17/2013 3:13:48 PM
I was going through an old laptop from 2002 that had Windows XP. I think it had like 256 MB of RAM an 8 GB HDD and forget the processor.

It took like 10 minutes to boot up to where I could actually click on a file and it actually be selected. This thing went so slow. I double clicked a folder and it took 45 seconds to open. Absolutely insane. Typing text was all laggy.

I opened up some software and the whole thing almost bogged down completely. I connected a USB drive to copy some old photos over. When I "stopped" the device on the taskbar, it took 2 minutes for the message to pop up that it is ok to remove.

I'll tell you, using slow computers is like going through major surgery. Absolute torture.
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#2PanopictonguyPosted 9/17/2013 3:15:44 PM
Try playing Faster Than Light on that old XP computer. You'll see true speed.
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#3the_cajun88Posted 9/17/2013 3:20:08 PM
Right now, to the left of the computer I'm typing on.

The hard drive is going bad and it's stuck in the "preparing automatic repair" loop. It takes over an hour to even boot.
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#4chase1234lifePosted 9/17/2013 8:35:17 PM
Everyday...

Which is why I'm buying/building a new one in the next month.
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#52Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/17/2013 8:38:17 PM
My laptop when I still had Symantec antivirus. It would take 15 minutes to boot to a point where I could actually run programs because Symantec took so long to run after booting.
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#6DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/17/2013 8:39:45 PM
Less than a year ago. Old Dell Inspiron 5150(the ones that chronically overheated, and forced Dell to refund everyone who ever bought one) that my mother didn't know to return.
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#7Enigma149Posted 9/17/2013 8:41:30 PM
For old games that are incompatible / unstable in Windows 8, I've got a machine running Windows XP that was several years obsolete when I got it in 2006.
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#8TravisCombsPosted 9/17/2013 8:41:42 PM
Today. I was upgrading a guy at work from an old Dell D430 with a Core Duo processor and 2GB of RAM to a newer laptop. He had 48KB of free space so Windows was... quite unpleasant to use.
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#9NicodimusPosted 9/17/2013 8:42:34 PM
Every computer before I got an SSD.
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#10wdfosterPosted 9/17/2013 8:46:44 PM
Everyday at work.

Pentium D and 500MB of whatever RAM thats in it = blazingly slow speeds.
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