Upgrading My Laptop

I tell the story of how I upgraded my laptop.

In July of 2010 I was given a laptop to repair by one of my friends, I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it despite hours of trial and error so eventually I got so frustrated with it that I just set it aside and forgot about for a while. Meanwhile my friend got another laptop so he told me I could keep it. 

In December of 2010 I took the laptop to my cousins house and we found out after wiping the hard drive clean with Darik’s Boot and Nuke, and then trying to install Windows XP what the problem was the whole time: It was in fact the hard drive the whole time that was causing the problem so I went and got a new hard drive and then got new RAM, once I did that we installed Windows 7 Ultimate on the laptop and immediately installed Avast! anti virus on the machine I was very happy with the results and I continue to use this same laptop to this day. I want to mention the specs for this machine. Starting with the way it was originally set up. And then I will tell how I upgraded it. I am considering further upgrading the RAM in the future.

Fujitsu Life-book 4215 Tablet PC

14.6″ touch screen

Windows XP Tablet Edition 2005

40 GB Hard Drive

512 MB of RAM

This laptop is about 5-6 years old

Now for the new specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate edition I also used WUBI to install Ubuntu  Linux 10.04

500 GB Hard Drive

1.5 GB of RAM

On Saturday March 5,2011 I went and purchased 2GB of RAM to add to my laptop and I installed it that night now I have more memory for virtual machines


I absolutely love this laptop!



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