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    Depending on your model....you'll have to look on...

    Depending on your model....you'll have to look on the motherboard to see if you have 3rd/4th SATAS port avail, as well as space in the chassis.
    OR...just get a USB to SATA external bridge/adapter.
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    If you sat down at it with an SSD...you'd never...

    If you sat down at it with an SSD...you'd never go back. Booting up in 12 seconds and programs launching quickly is nice. When Windows 10 does updates, they're large....and having an update take 15...
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    I think 10 is "that much better"....it's faster...

    I think 10 is "that much better"....it's faster so long as you have an SSD. If you're on spindle..well, both are slow.
    And if you upgrade from 7 you keep the sorta older style start menu/desktop,...
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    For our clients with computers less than 5 years...

    For our clients with computers less than 5 years old....I've upgraded probably over 500 of 'em from Win7 to Win10...the free upgrade is still honored. If a spinner hard drive, I clone to an SSD...
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    It's not about doing anything risky or stupid. ...

    It's not about doing anything risky or stupid. Much of todays malware spreads via various websites...no matter what website they are. People keep thinking "stay away from the porn or pirated...
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    Crucial MX500 would be my vote, it's our...

    Crucial MX500 would be my vote, it's our preferred SSD
    We also occasionally get Samung Evo or WD Blue (SSD) in if we see a batch on a fire sale.

    Win7? Only got a few months left, updates for it...
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    I suppose much of it is based on user experience,...

    I suppose much of it is based on user experience, either with slower computers, or faster computers. And of course with RAM, those that don't use much for heavier programs won't notice the benefit...
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    Yes you can lay them on their side, upside down,...

    Yes you can lay them on their side, upside down, whatever. Esp with SSDs.

    The later one there is much better, you want 8 gigs of RAM for Win10, not 4
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    Yup we did a lot of those...and have since moved...

    Yup we did a lot of those...and have since moved to even smaller ones, called "Tiny PC". For those cases where clients prefer to use their own monitors, else....we have started doing lots of "all in...
  10. Tony, for those "quick one time" help sessions,...

    Tony, for those "quick one time" help sessions, the easiest remote I've worked with is Join.Me
    https://www.join.me/

    it's just one time quick support, not a lasting agent.
  11. Yeah...prefer UltraBooks myself....the lighter...

    Yeah...prefer UltraBooks myself....the lighter weight and portability. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1. Wife also has a Yoga.
  12. Us older folks lived our computers lives in...

    Us older folks lived our computers lives in earlier forms of interactions. Forums, bulletin boards, chatrooms, online gaming, instant messaging, old fat email clients, etc. Needed computers for...
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    Well Happy Birthday, and Keep the Shiny Side Up!

    Well Happy Birthday, and Keep the Shiny Side Up!
  14. yeah the old school programs like PcAnywhere,...

    yeah the old school programs like PcAnywhere, VNC, Timbuktu, Carbon Copy, etc....those that require port forwarding, they're so..."1990's"...and of course it exposes the computer to being exploited...
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    https://www.aeroadmin.com/en/buy.html#full-license...

    https://www.aeroadmin.com/en/buy.html#full-license-comparison

    Yup the free version does not have that premium feature.
    I don't believe join.me had the file transfer, I "think" AnyDesk has it on...
  16. AnyDesk should still be 100% for "personal use".

    AnyDesk should still be 100% for "personal use".
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    What type of email service are you connecting to?...

    What type of email service are you connecting to?
    Check out EM Client
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    Keep track of your Microsoft account if you use...

    Keep track of your Microsoft account if you use it to log into Windows. If you ever need to do any data recovery (say you have a hard drive issue)...and/or if you get Bitlocker enabled (which it's...
  19. For "free"...AnyDesk has taken over as the...

    For "free"...AnyDesk has taken over as the popular remote app for a lot of 1x man show IT people. Splashtop also...not sure if they still have a true free version, but it's a well known name.
    ...
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    Back in your position! (bent over)

    Back in your position! (bent over)
  21. Yeah when I was building custom gaming PCs (way...

    Yeah when I was building custom gaming PCs (way back years ago) it was one of the resources I used.
    It did have a "network" section which I started hanging out at, but...had a few enterprise guys...
  22. Man, I hadn't logged into those forums in many...

    Man, I hadn't logged into those forums in many many years.
  23. Of Course! :D Hey Debs..good to see ya!

    Of Course! :D

    Hey Debs..good to see ya!
  24. And get one of 'em "chain mail sponge" cleaners...

    And get one of 'em "chain mail sponge" cleaners for the cast iron pan...
    Tis all I use after cooking, with hot water..never with soap. I just heat the pan up a little bit to try it after.
    A nicely...
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    I hadn't tried Active Captain....I'll give that a...

    I hadn't tried Active Captain....I'll give that a shot. I had put the 2 on my phone a bit ago when my boats Garmin 740 had issues and was in for repair. It's back on the boat now.
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    Microsoft Teams....the O365 collaboration tool...

    Microsoft Teams....the O365 collaboration tool that combines Skype (for chat and conference, desktop sharing), file storage (on top of Sharepoint), and access to other apps you can "plug into it".
    ...
  27. Finex is a brand made in the USA (Oregon) many of...

    Finex is a brand made in the USA (Oregon) many of their skillets come with covers.
    I know I've seen some Lodge models also...I love coming across older Lodge models (the newer ones aren't as good)
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    Happy Birthday Ken! (belated)

    Happy Birthday Ken! (belated)
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    Sounds like morning sex with MadDoc.

    Sounds like morning sex with MadDoc.
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    LMAO! That wallet is for deposits only!

    LMAO! That wallet is for deposits only!
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