Originally Posted by Bazinga69
actually they have a pentium 2 right now, and all my grandpa says is, this things too slow, i want (some old os) back
EDIT: and why did someone tell me to replace the $30 sweet case with a worse looking $45 one?
Eh, cases are a subjective and fickle matter.
If their current system is a Pentium 2, it'll work, but I can see the desire to upgrade.
What would I do? Fresh install with whatever OS they prefer (they're old, lets face it, they won't learn and they won't stop complaining. lol) and use that spare 400gb drive you found to make a backup image once everything is set up.
IF after using that for a few weeks they still complain that it is "too darn slow", spend money on a new rig then. At that point, I'd say go as cheap as possible. An atom with a gig of ram would run circles around what they currently have. Even that $50 android-on-a-stick should work fine and you could just tape it to be back of the monitor, freeing up the cabinet (which im sure they will love), but they will probably throw a fit about the different OS.EDIT: Just saw your pic. It's not a Pentium at all, not really. It's a re-branded 3rd generation Core 2 Duo. That system should be perfect for them with a clean install. And uh... that HDD is SATA not IDE. The only IDE i see if the optical drive.
You could toss a SSD in there and span the volume across both drives, so all they would see is "C" even though it would be booting off a SSD. Would completely destroy their ability to complain that it is "too darn slow", assuming you have a clean virus-free OS.Edited by Zero4549 - 2/15/13 at 9:11pm