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Laptops – New Lappys ‘n Converted Lappys ‘n Barebone Lappys

Foundation Post‘: ‘Laptops – New Lappys ‘n Converted Lappys ‘n Barebone Lappys


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Dumpster Lappys:

  • Ace the Laptop: UPDATE 03/13/21 9/09/2021 9/16/2021 – Threw that trash bag containing disassembled ‘Ace the Laptop’ into a huge hungry dumpster at the local garbage dump site.  😈  #3 Old section: keyboard stopped working again, tried to fix it ‘n didn’t work, so threw disassembled parts into a trash bag. Will never own another Acer product. #2 Older section: removed from my computer list…rarely ever used it and still the keyboard stopped working. Will just go into the insides of it to see what laptop hardware is like. #1 OLDEST section: Acer Aspire 3, 15.6″ Full HD, AMD A9-9420, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, and Windows 10 Home was purchased for $277.13 from Walmart. I took out the 1TB noisy 2 ½” HDD and replaced it with a 240GB SSD. For some reason, the laptop would not allow me to install an OEM full version of Windows 10 Pro on that SSD; however, it allowed a clean install of Windows 10 Home on the SSD!? Did something in BIOS stop the OEM full Pro version? Used mainly as a portable, and to test ‘Live’ USB Linux Distros on new hardware recognition.