Computer shopping can be confusing for many people. For a Windows-type PC, I recommend at least an Intel i5, i7 or AMD quad-core processor; at least 8 gigabytes of RAM (memory) and a 500 (or larger) gigabyte hard drive. Everything else — like wireless capability, hot-shot graphics cards and fancy video options — are things to be tailored to your individual situation. If you don’t know what to get, ask someone who does to help you.
You may not even know if you use the Windows XP operating system. To find out, turn off your computer and pay attention as it comes back on; it should tell you. You can also go to Control Panel and double-click the “System” icon. A window will open up, telling you which operating system you have.
Dave Moore has been performing computer consulting, repairs, security and networking in Oklahoma since 1984. He also teaches computer safety workshops. He can be reached at 919-9901 or davemoorecomputers.com.
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