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Making a Acer One 720 notebook semi useful...?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dandan5, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Dandan5

    Dandan5 Thread Starter

    Nov 17, 2019
    So I dug up a 10 year old Acer One.
    I need it to do very basic things and I've done my best to update/fix things but I'm out of ideas. Runs on Windows 7 Family E.
    What I've done so far.
    - Total of 95 updates for Windows 7 completed.
    - Deleted all non-essential software
    - Disabled start-up programs and services that frees up the CPU.
    - Tried to do a defrag but it jams at 28%

    It still tops out at 100% of of CPU usage for very basic tasks ( like starting Google chrome)
    Even if it doesn't max out the RAM it still takes sometimes 10 minutes to do anything (like deleting software)
    I get that this little old thing has limits but is there anything else I can do to make this notebook semi useful? Something to boost performance? Speed it up?
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    There were several models of Acer One with different processors. Could you run our SysInfo utility so we can take a look the hardware? Just copy and paste the output into your reply, https://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
  3. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    Since support for Window 7 ends in January 2020, I wouldn't waste time trying to get Windows 7 to work.
    I've never heard of that. There are 6 different versions of Windows 7 : Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise.

    You do better trying some linux live distros on a USB stick to see what likes your hardware and you'd feel comfortable browsing on.
    bassfisher6522 likes this.
  4. bassfisher6522


    Aug 8, 2008
    Try a 3rd party software for defragging.
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