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

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

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  1. Dandan5

    Dandan5 Thread Starter

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    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

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    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

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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.
     
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  4. bassfisher6522

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    Try a 3rd party software for defragging.
     
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