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Refurb Win 7 Dell Optiplex Dual Core Computer Set 4GB RAM 160GB HD 17" LCD computer, screen, keyboard, mouse at ebay/hightech-gb for £49.99

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If you don't mind win 7, these people offer a cheap setup, Dell optiplex comouter 4Gb RAM , 160g hard drive, plus screen, keyboard, mouse You could always upgrade to win 10 yourself, ssd and low profile grsphics., more ram, etc. But as a back up basic spare, should be fine as it is.
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bouncy9918/08/2019 07:15

mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan …mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan 2020, nice


What are you expecting for 50 quid - a lifetime warrenty
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:24

i think it looks like a core2duo sticker on the box, but they dont …i think it looks like a core2duo sticker on the box, but they dont actually give any proper specs. If its core2duo, this thing was around when noah built his ark!


Core 2 Duo + SSD is fine today, £70 for a complete desktop PC for the kids or grandparents and saving the planet too - vs the uneducated who think you need a quad-core i5 just to browse Facebook and read the Daily Mail online...
bouncy9918/08/2019 08:48

Kaspersky, lol. Most things done via secure https. Lets just forget …Kaspersky, lol. Most things done via secure https. Lets just forget ransomware attacks, trojans, data exfiltration, and malicious emails, and drive by attacks, because kaspersky and https protects against it all


You’ve spent the entire thread moaning about this PC. I’m going to take a leap here and assume you’re not a fan and this isn’t for you...

It’s £50, it’ll work fine and it’ll need to be maintained with updates, possibly a new OS and an SSD - but would be fine for many people, especially those who like to tinker a bit.
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:56

Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of …Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of the people buying these wont know how to upgrade to win 10, and wont know about the impending demise of Win7. Its irresponsible putting these things out in the wild.


Sure, they could have done, but once they've factored in the time that takes they wouldn't be selling them for £50.

I'd rather spend the time myself than the money.

They are what they are. People who don't know how to upgrade don't need to buy them.
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Cheap, heat given
mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan 2020, nice
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:15

mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan …mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan 2020, nice


If got a Windows 7 refurb sticker on the machine this can be used to upgrade this window 10, I have upgraded 3 of these for someone with 128 ssd and win 10, it was for travel agents and they are now so rapid, you would believe the difference in speed.
Is this a toy???
Bavy18/08/2019 07:18

If got a Windows 7 refurb sticker on the machine this can be used to …If got a Windows 7 refurb sticker on the machine this can be used to upgrade this window 10, I have upgraded 3 of these for someone with 128 ssd and win 10, it was for travel agents and they are now so rapid, you would believe the difference in speed.


Out of interest Bavy, how much did that cost them in the end, after parts, labour, delivery etc?
Basic system at a good price. This will do most things things that most people do at home. Perfect for a home office. Heat added. Win7 does upgrade to windows 10. Perfect.
Broc_Mudflap18/08/2019 07:21

Out of interest Bavy, how much did that cost them in the end, after parts, …Out of interest Bavy, how much did that cost them in the end, after parts, labour, delivery etc?


You can pick up small ssd drives for £20 to £30 maybe less if you hunt around. And a very easy install.
Edited by: "firstthebanker1969" 18th Aug
i think it looks like a core2duo sticker on the box, but they dont actually give any proper specs. If its core2duo, this thing was around when noah built his ark!
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:15

mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan …mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan 2020, nice


What are you expecting for 50 quid - a lifetime warrenty
Broc_Mudflap18/08/2019 07:21

Out of interest Bavy, how much did that cost them in the end, after parts, …Out of interest Bavy, how much did that cost them in the end, after parts, labour, delivery etc?


Charged them £70, 128 cost £20, Windows 10 upgrade free used there old Windows 7 refurbished stickers job done, there happy, they use there travel agent software and Microsoft Office 2010, without issues, I have also done the optiplex dell 3020 i3 2nd gen with ssd before and no difference in boot time or in general use compared to these. Yeah maybe intensive tasks the 3020 will beat it but generally these core duo machines are fast dell seem to to have the machine optimised really well.
Bavy18/08/2019 07:37

Charged them £70, 128 cost £20, Windows 10 upgrade free used there old W …Charged them £70, 128 cost £20, Windows 10 upgrade free used there old Windows 7 refurbished stickers job done, there happy, they use there travel agent software and Microsoft Office 2010, without issues, I have also done the optiplex dell 3020 i3 2nd gen with ssd before and no difference in boot time or in general use compared to these. Yeah maybe intensive tasks the 3020 will beat it but generally these core duo machines are fast dell seem to to have the machine optimised really well.



Im not sure that I would like the idea of buying a holiday from a company who clearly doesnt invest in their I.T. infrastructure, happy to buy hardware from 2006, and use software from 2010 whose support ends in october 2020. If thats there front end, whats the back end like? Would you trust such a company to ensure their data was properly protected, and systems resisliant against attack?
astramondeo18/08/2019 07:35

What are you expecting for 50 quid - a lifetime warrenty



Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of the people buying these wont know how to upgrade to win 10, and wont know about the impending demise of Win7. Its irresponsible putting these things out in the wild.
firstthebanker196918/08/2019 07:23

You can pick up small ssd drives for £20 to £30 maybe less if you hunt a …You can pick up small ssd drives for £20 to £30 maybe less if you hunt around. And a very easy install.


Thanks for that.
Add SSD and Win 10 for less than £30. Heat added.
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:56

Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of …Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of the people buying these wont know how to upgrade to win 10, and wont know about the impending demise of Win7. Its irresponsible putting these things out in the wild.


For 50 quid......
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:56

Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of …Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of the people buying these wont know how to upgrade to win 10, and wont know about the impending demise of Win7. Its irresponsible putting these things out in the wild.


Sure, they could have done, but once they've factored in the time that takes they wouldn't be selling them for £50.

I'd rather spend the time myself than the money.

They are what they are. People who don't know how to upgrade don't need to buy them.
This may struggle to do 1080p+ HEVC videos if you're planning to use it for a media centre, doubt it'll have hardware decoding for the format and the CPU's pretty archaic.
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:24

i think it looks like a core2duo sticker on the box, but they dont …i think it looks like a core2duo sticker on the box, but they dont actually give any proper specs. If its core2duo, this thing was around when noah built his ark!


Core 2 Duo + SSD is fine today, £70 for a complete desktop PC for the kids or grandparents and saving the planet too - vs the uneducated who think you need a quad-core i5 just to browse Facebook and read the Daily Mail online...
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:56

Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of …Id have expected the supplier to have ensured they were Win10. most of the people buying these wont know how to upgrade to win 10, and wont know about the impending demise of Win7. Its irresponsible putting these things out in the wild.


You asking lot for £50
firstthebanker196918/08/2019 07:22

Basic system at a good price. This will do most things things that most …Basic system at a good price. This will do most things things that most people do at home. Perfect for a home office. Heat added. Win7 does upgrade to windows 10. Perfect.


Exactly. My pc has a similar spec and handles everything I throw at it (video conversion, torrenting etc). 99% of people who don't bands really dont need much more than this. Similar could be said for high end mobiles that people barely use it for anything more than social media.
Edited by: "chocci" 18th Aug
firstthebanker196918/08/2019 07:22

Basic system at a good price. This will do most things things that most …Basic system at a good price. This will do most things things that most people do at home. Perfect for a home office. Heat added. Win7 does upgrade to windows 10. Perfect.


Can you still upgrade for free? How/where do you do?
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:50

Im not sure that I would like the idea of buying a holiday from a company …Im not sure that I would like the idea of buying a holiday from a company who clearly doesnt invest in their I.T. infrastructure, happy to buy hardware from 2006, and use software from 2010 whose support ends in october 2020. If thats there front end, whats the back end like? Would you trust such a company to ensure their data was properly protected, and systems resisliant against attack?


Complety safe, there loaded with win 10, and kaspersky security, most things done via secure https sites, no problem, so this for living must done about 200 pcs this year already, mix off 3020 optiplex, 790s,fijistsu refurbished 5th gen i5, can't beat ex business machines
plewis0018/08/2019 08:29

Core 2 Duo + SSD is fine today, £70 for a complete desktop PC for the kids …Core 2 Duo + SSD is fine today, £70 for a complete desktop PC for the kids or grandparents and saving the planet too - vs the uneducated who think you need a quad-core i5 just to browse Facebook and read the Daily Mail online...



Saving the planet, lol. More like saving a business from their weee responsibilities. Nowadays you can recycle all the parts to get some rare earth metals back from them, to use new tech to make more energy effiecient devices. Now thats saving the planet.
Edited by: "bouncy99" 18th Aug
bouncy9918/08/2019 08:43

Saving the planet, lol. More like saving a business from their weee …Saving the planet, lol. More like saving a business from their weee responsibilities. Nowadays you can recycle all the parts to get some rare earth metals back from them, to use new tech to make more energy effiecient devices. Now thats saving the planet.


Zzz zzz
b33r18/08/2019 08:42

Can you still upgrade for free? How/where do you do?


Yes you can, but you will need to to clean install, download windows media creator tool which will give a a bootble USB drive, install them either get a old Windows 7 key from old laptop or pc or buy a key loads for about 4 pounds on ebay. Then just update drivers via device manager.
bouncy9918/08/2019 08:43

Saving the planet, lol. More like saving a business from their weee …Saving the planet, lol. More like saving a business from their weee responsibilities. Nowadays you can recycle all the parts to get some rare earth metals back from them, to use new tech to make more energy effiecient devices. Now thats saving the planet.


Well whatever you’re doing, it’s being reused and if you’ve used a well-maintained Core 2 machine recently you’ll know it’s actually fine for basic stuff. Of course you should really spend a bit more and get an 2nd-4th gen i5 (which seem to fall into the £100 bracket) but not everyone wants to.

b33r18/08/2019 08:42

Can you still upgrade for free? How/where do you do?



Apparently the Windows 7 key is accepted but if not a Windows 10 key on eBay is £2.
Edited by: "plewis00" 18th Aug
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:50

Im not sure that I would like the idea of buying a holiday from a company …Im not sure that I would like the idea of buying a holiday from a company who clearly doesnt invest in their I.T. infrastructure, happy to buy hardware from 2006, and use software from 2010 whose support ends in october 2020. If thats there front end, whats the back end like? Would you trust such a company to ensure their data was properly protected, and systems resisliant against attack?


I take it you don't use ATMs or then NHS then? There's lots of large institutions that don't invest in their IT "because it still works".
Bavy18/08/2019 08:42

Complety safe, there loaded with win 10, and kaspersky security, most …Complety safe, there loaded with win 10, and kaspersky security, most things done via secure https sites, no problem, so this for living must done about 200 pcs this year already, mix off 3020 optiplex, 790s,fijistsu refurbished 5th gen i5, can't beat ex business machines



Kaspersky, lol. Most things done via secure https. Lets just forget ransomware attacks, trojans, data exfiltration, and malicious emails, and drive by attacks, because kaspersky and https protects against it all
bouncy9918/08/2019 08:48

Kaspersky, lol. Most things done via secure https. Lets just forget …Kaspersky, lol. Most things done via secure https. Lets just forget ransomware attacks, trojans, data exfiltration, and malicious emails, and drive by attacks, because kaspersky and https protects against it all


You’ve spent the entire thread moaning about this PC. I’m going to take a leap here and assume you’re not a fan and this isn’t for you...

It’s £50, it’ll work fine and it’ll need to be maintained with updates, possibly a new OS and an SSD - but would be fine for many people, especially those who like to tinker a bit.
AndySX18/08/2019 08:46

I take it you don't use ATMs or then NHS then? There's lots of large …I take it you don't use ATMs or then NHS then? There's lots of large institutions that don't invest in their IT "because it still works".



Brilliant example, the NHS, who in 2017 were hit by the Wanna Cry ransomware, because they were running Windows 7, had smb1 enabled, and hadnt patched their systems. All costing the taxpayer £92 million in cleanup costs. and 20,000 appointments to be cancelled. Lots of investment there. Oh and ATM, using security through obscurity. ATM's that can be popped with access and a pendrive, because nothing is actually secure on them. They are only secure because they are so heavily protected by other mitigations. They do just work, as long as the security systems that have been setup around them also works because they wont spend money upgrading them.
Edited by: "bouncy99" 18th Aug
plewis0018/08/2019 08:52

You’ve spent the entire thread moaning about this PC. I’m going to take a l …You’ve spent the entire thread moaning about this PC. I’m going to take a leap here and assume you’re not a fan and this isn’t for you... It’s £50, it’ll work fine and it’ll need to be maintained with updates, possibly a new OS and an SSD - but would be fine for many people, especially those who like to tinker a bit.



Not a fan of people peddling an obsolete os, and businesses who dont invest in i.t. and we the public end up paying for it in either money or their confidential data.,
bouncy9918/08/2019 08:48

Kaspersky, lol. Most things done via secure https. Lets just forget …Kaspersky, lol. Most things done via secure https. Lets just forget ransomware attacks, trojans, data exfiltration, and malicious emails, and drive by attacks, because kaspersky and https protects against it all


Does this as living like said done about 200 pcs off various machines from core 2 duo, to 6th gen i3 never had problem, being doing it for 10 years and also Microsoft MTA certified do this day day out, like someone said earlier, a lot off company's and Evan NHS still using old dell optiplex 3rd gen i3 machines, because that still work
Sounds like someone needs to go and sit the corner with their tin foil hat on
plewis0018/08/2019 08:52

You’ve spent the entire thread moaning about this PC. I’m going to take a l …You’ve spent the entire thread moaning about this PC. I’m going to take a leap here and assume you’re not a fan and this isn’t for you... It’s £50, it’ll work fine and it’ll need to be maintained with updates, possibly a new OS and an SSD - but would be fine for many people, especially those who like to tinker a bit.


Exactly, if it still works and does what you need then there is no need to have the latest spec and powerful cpu you will never get near using any of it’s capabilities.

Some people can’t seem to grasp that simple point.
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 18th Aug
Anything similar bundles on Ebay for one of these with a bigger screen and which you can use to play current 3D games?
bouncy9918/08/2019 07:15

mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan …mmmm, a computer with an operating system that is not supported from Jan 2020, nice


Just install Linux Mint on it
Google_Reviewer18/08/2019 08:59

Anything similar bundles on Ebay for one of these with a bigger screen and …Anything similar bundles on Ebay for one of these with a bigger screen and which you can use to play current 3D games?


You’d have to have a look but most of these are SFF so you can only fit low-profile cards and have proprietary PSUs so no GPU PCIe power. I doubt you’ll find one with a decent GPU as they would usually cost the same as the entire refurb PC. If you’re looking for low-cost desktop gaming, look at a Ryzen 5 APU, that integrated Vega GPU is surprisingly potent.
This is an ideal machine for the kids to play all the old retro games from the Snes, mega drive, even N64. Also great for storing videos and pics and watching YouTube. Can't see why people are moaning at this
Edited by: "Deal-boy-Trotter" 18th Aug
plewis0018/08/2019 09:18

You’d have to have a look but most of these are SFF so you can only fit l …You’d have to have a look but most of these are SFF so you can only fit low-profile cards and have proprietary PSUs so no GPU PCIe power. I doubt you’ll find one with a decent GPU as they would usually cost the same as the entire refurb PC. If you’re looking for low-cost desktop gaming, look at a Ryzen 5 APU, that integrated Vega GPU is surprisingly potent.


I just need one of these cheapo Dell bundles with an i5 and GFX card slot.
Bavy18/08/2019 08:45

Yes you can, but you will need to to clean install, download windows media …Yes you can, but you will need to to clean install, download windows media creator tool which will give a a bootble USB drive, install them either get a old Windows 7 key from old laptop or pc or buy a key loads for about 4 pounds on ebay. Then just update drivers via device manager.



I've recently done the windows 10 upgrade on a few Dell/Lenovo Windows 7 machines. These machines had valid/correct Windows 7 licenses installed, and choosing to upgrade in place worked perfectly - no need to do a clean install if it's a machine you own and now the license is legit.

If you are doing it 200 machines of various provenances that you don't know the history of it - I'd be going for the clean install and use the key on the case too
Edited by: "VideoSpigot" 18th Aug
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