My Dinosaur is Getting Old I Am Getting A New Computer On Tuesday

Last Update: March 30, 2019

I have been working on two very old PCs to create my website for the past 6 months. One of them is almost 15 years old, the one I am using for this blog. And the other is about 10-12 years old. Needless to say, they move slower than a Sea Turtle on land.

My new computer will arrive on Tuesday and I couldn't be happier or more excited. I have a tablet and a Samsung S6, but when adding images with those it is much trickier.

Between the slow moving PCs and the trickery involved in creating blogs on the other devices, I have not created as much new content for my website as I would normally have, even being busy at work and getting a promotion that takes more of my blogging time.

I dread the long load times just for my Search Engine to load, it sometimes takes 5-7 minutes to just get my Google home page up, talk about frustration.

I am very eagerly awaiting Tuesday evening when my new PC arrives. The anticipation is equal to that of a child awaiting Christmas morning.

I almost didn't order my PC, but then as I swept my floors and straightened up my counter while waiting for my computer to be ready to work on, I realized something. I not only get an interruption in creativity flow, but I also lose my ambition to work on my site. This is not helping with my success at all.

So I took part of my tax return and bought my new PC. You have to spend money to make money, and I feel that this is money well spent.

Just like my membership fees for Wealthy Affiliate, money VERY well spent.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, have a great weekend everyone.

Stacie

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RobFore Premium
What fun and LOAD TIMES do make a huge different when we are in active product mode. Good on you for investing in yourself, your business and your future.
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sfortson Premium
Thanks, it sure does feel good to be able to spend a little on me :)
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JoePlale Premium
So .. what new computer are you getting?
... "Inquiring minds want to know"
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sfortson Premium
It is not a super fancy one, its the new HP Simline Desktop 290 p0035qd.
I ordered from HP, the only place I have in town to buy a computer is Wal Mart, and I didn't want one from there again.
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phil1944 Premium
You won't know yourself, Stacie. It will seem so fast.
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sfortson Premium
That is exactly what I am hoping for and needing too. :)
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phil1944 Premium
Like Robert says, you need to keep it clean. I use System Mechanic. Not free, but very effective.
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sfortson Premium
I will definitely be checking into these services. He has some free ones that he uses too, and with my finances, free is a great price range to start with, if I need more effective cleaning, I will check into paid services later for sure.
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Robert-A Premium
The computer I use most of the time is 10 years old and I have it set up to run like a dream.

You must have so much crap that has built up over the years Stacie.

I run my PC Cleaner every time I switch it on to get rid of any crap.

Perhaps you should have been doing the same thing.

Make sure you install a good cleaner on your new one.

There are several free ones available such as CCleaner and HardDrive Powerwash.

Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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sfortson Premium
I am not a tech savvy person at all, that is for sure.
I will take your advice as well, will these clean up my already overloaded units. I ask because these are actually really nice computers as far as the unit itself, they are just slow.

Thanks for responding with a learning scale, I love to learn new things, I try to learn something new everyday.

Stacie
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Robert-A Premium
Here is the link to the Cleaner and the free version will do all thats required.

https://www.ccleaner.com/

Here's the link for the Powerwash, its a free program as well.

https://hard-drive-powerwash.en.softonic.com/download

The image I've attached is of my settings for the CCleaner.

Tick all the boxes as I have except the ones I have left blank.

With the powerwash one you just let it do its thing.

You will be surprised at what a difference it makes.
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JimNastic316 Premium
Thats cool. Always fun to get a new toy. Enjoy!
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sfortson Premium
Thanks and I surely will.
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