This month the doctor tackles Windows 7 vs Windows 8, two-system cases, DHCP problems, and more
Upgrade or Toss?
My mother has been using the same Dell Inspiron (P4 2.8GHz) for the past 10 years, and she refuses to upgrade. I've already boosted the RAM from 1GB to 4GB (3.3GB with 32-bit Windows XP), swapped the puny 80GB HDD with a 500GB drive, and tossed in a DVD-RW drive. Then, for Christmas, I got her a 24-inch LCD monitor, but the Dell is so old, the resolution caps at 1024x768.
Note: This article was originally featured in the March issue of the magazine.