Recovery old laptop (up to 15-years old) to new sleek Google ChromeBook



F.A.B! Options

Windows laptops get slower as Windows bloats and new operating systems need more power and storage. So you buy new one every 2 years - Microsoft get richer - you get poorer.

200Gb of disk just to install Windows and Office and anti-virus using 30% of machine power to check every file every 5 minutes of the day for a new virus.

What a Waste!

But there are two ways to have simple operating system with cloud applications to have minimal laptop specifications:

  • Primary route for most 64-bit CPUs -
    • Google ChromeBook installation (CloudReady)- just 8GB (use stick does it)
  • For older 32-bit CPUs and some 64-bit laptops with non-standard graphic cards
    • - Linux MINT (8GB)

So two small systems that provide super fast access to the Web - what you want - no hassle.

No IT department.

  

ChromeBook

click the Logo above for detailed configuration information if you have been supplied with a CloudReady based system.

CloudReady (free Chromebook software supplier) allows an old laptop to be updated to an enhanced tablet device, with large screen and real keyboard - great for kids and home education.

In effect a laptop acts like mobile phone (auto updates, no risk, you store images and photos only. Simpler.

As all applications run on the cloud: Google, GMail, GoogleDocs, etc they are fast and laptop just used as display device.

Laptops up to 15 years old can often be given a new lease of life, just backup any old files (docs,photos) to other location, as the process completely wipes hard disk never to recover the original information.

The 1-hour process will convert clunky, slow Windows laptop into sleek modern ChromeBook. It auto patches and does not need anti-virus measures.

Kids just need a Google or gmail account to log in and the device is all theirs. As a mainly browsing device, Kids to need to be aware of Phishing emails and scammer techniques - but this a far safer solution than a Windows platform.

  

Mint - Linux ( free system)

click the Logo above for detailed configuration information if you have been supplied with a Mint based system.

Some laptops graphics dont support Chrome - so instead we use small Linux - MINT. Only 8GB in size.

Small simple Limux installation - using popular MINT version.

  

HUDL (Tesco)

Tesco switched of their support server in June 2020. These devices, if reset, fail to connect to wifi - and so get stuck. We wipe them and then load a non Tesco-locked ROM. Freeing them to act like a 7-inch Google tablet.

Get in touch if you have old laptop to refresh.

Awooga innovation limited, Dalgety Bay

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Deliveries:

id Machine
Client
Fix/IssuesResultImage
01ACERMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
02Dell ispirationMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
03HPMember of public (Donation - now at Donibristle Primary School)Install first timeChromeBook on disk
04HP Pavilion x360Donibristle PSHard disk not functioning, reconnected internal ribbon cable, Install first timeChromeBook on USB
05ASUSDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
06ToshibaDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
07SonyDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
08DellDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
09HPDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
10DellDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
11Dell 0029Cooper Software donation, Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
12Thinkpad 0070Cooper Software donation, Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
13Dell 0019Cooper Software donation, Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
14Dell 0044Cooper Software donation, Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
15Thinkpad 0063Cooper Software donation, Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
16DellMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
17DellMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
18DellMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
19DellMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
20DellMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
21DellMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
22DellMember of publicInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
23Surface TabletMember of public, donated to Donisbristle Primary SchoolInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
24ASUSDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
25ACERDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
26DELLDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
27TOSHIBADonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
28ThinkpadDonibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
29HPTeacher upgradeInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
30ASUAMember of public donationInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
31TosihibaParent upgradeInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
32DellCooper Software to Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
33DellCooper Software to Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
34DellCooper Software to Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
35DellCooper Software to Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
36DellCooper Software to Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
37HPCooper Software to Donibristle PSInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
38SONYPerson RefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
39TOSHIBAPerson RefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
40Amazon TabletPerson RefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
41ASUS TabletPerson RefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
42TOSHIBAPerson RefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
43ACERDonibristle School RefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
44ACERRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
45ACERRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
46ACERRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
47ACERRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
48TOSHIBARefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
49SMALL TOSHIBARefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
50HPRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
51HPRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
52DELLRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
53DELLRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
54FUJITSURefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
55GalaxyRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
56SONYRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
56HUDLRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
56SONYRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
56SAMSUNGRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
56ASUSRefurbishInstall first timeMINT on disk
57ACERRefurbishhard dik 500gb failure, install first timeMINT on disk
58iPADDonationReset factory defaultsIOS
59HPRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
59ACER
(with Apple sticker!)
RefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
59ARCHOSRefurbishOld 32-bit processor. Install first timePrevious ChromeBook on disk
59HPRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
59HPRefurbishInstall first timeChromeBook on disk
60Sony VaioDonationInstall first timeChromeBook on disk