"Chrome OS install" Mon Sep-10-18 08:35 PM by oxygenmaker
I'm thinking of installing chrome os on an old windows laptop.... it is a dell inspiron 1525 special edition with vista home installed. I haven't used this computer in about 2 years. I have downloaded chrome os on a usb stick and installed the battery and charged her up! Should I dual boot set up to keep vista and the file and programs on her or just install and wipe vista, et all out?? Any help/guidance is, I assure you, very appreciated!!!! Thanks in advance.
If you haven't used the computer for 2 years, is there anything on it that you want to keep or that you think you'll want to use again? If there's data, back it up or move it to another computer. If there is some old program that won't run on a newer computer, then you need to keep the Vista partition. Otherwise you can wipe the Vista partition. It has been out of support for a while.
Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.
I am booting with just with the usb stick to check it out and man.....is it slow! The computer came with 3gb of ram and years ago I upgraded to 4gb (max)......anything I can do to speed her up before/if I complete the install or is chrome a slow pig with 4gb ram?????