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 You can call me Betty wrote:
Why would I buy a new laptop with Windows 7 when mainstream support is already discontinued and extended support has less than 2 years to run? And when I actually have no axe to grind with Windows 10?

The machine I linked to is powerful, a good price and capable enough to handle W10. Like powerdesal I'm perfectly content with W7 on my 10 year old Dell laptop which will not support W10 because of the graphics. However, I have downloaded an ISO image file of W10 from MS and should I decide to purchase the Lenovo I linked to, as and when it becomes necessary to run W10, then I shall run the ISO W10 installation on the Lenovo.
With regard to mobile communication devices, the nearest I came to using one of those was a CB radio when I lived in the USA in the 70's and 80's. Big Smile <img src=">
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Betty wrote : As I've said (several times) my current laptop came with Windows 10 and can't update it because the laptop itself hasn't enough RAM. my bad ..

If your Win10 machine is ok in all respects apart from sufficient RAM then why not buy an install-it-yourself ram upgrade, suited to your machine, from here :
It cost me about 40€ to add 4GB of ram to a secondhand laptop I bought. It should cost less in the UK.

** If I can do it then you can; you being younger, more savvy, feistier (is that a word ?) than me by yards.
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Sorry, Cajal, I mistakenly thought it was powerdesal who posted the link, didn't read properly. As I said, doesn't really change my views at all. I doubt I'll ever go back to a laptop as I've managed so well for so long without one.
In fact, last time I did try to use my laptop it went into a spin doing a zillion Microsoft updates, resulting in me being unable to access any ms office applications. After a day of fruitless messing and an eventual phone call to Microsoft, they gave me a new key to re-install the whole office suite. Life is too short to be doing all that faffing about.

This will no doubt bring forth a plethora of useful tips about changing to some other software as Microsoft is the spawn of the devil. Thanks.

I enjoy the fact that I can do stuff online from anywhere in the world with a gadget I can hold in the palm of my hand. I appreciate its not for everyone, but as a woman-of-a-certain-age I am well out of the loop of doing it for kudos, peer recognition or because I've been brainwashed into believing it's a must-have. If I am going to pop out and buy a new communication device, mobile or otherwise, I'll probably buy something that's as close to state of the art as I feel comfortable with. Again, not because of any need to conform, or be seen to be doing so, but simply because technology is moving quite fast, and I see little point in buying something that's 5-year-old technology when in current terms it's the equivalent of buying a penny-farthing for transport. I remember trying to teach my mum how to use a VCR. I don't want to be that sort of person as I gradually head towards my dotage. What I find a bit odd is people who have a mobile phone (for example) yet don't actually use it. If you regard them as unneccessary, just don't have one.
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OK, ignore me if you like but I don't give up that easily ..
spend a small amount and have a laptop that works for you, instead of the other way round : 😛

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CMB - contracts for mobile phones - here in France !! - you 'aving a laff ?
Take out a contract on a mobile, and the company will siphon money out of your account if you've not used the thing.   So no way am I becoming involved in that malarky.
As for PAYG - my mobile is an investment;  it is like an airbag in a car;  or ALBS - one pays for such safety, and hopes never to use it - but in an emergency one will be damned glad it's fitted and working.
Called back-up;  what they use in Shuttle space programs I believe.
As for 'not using mobile' - I HAVE used mobile, in an emergency - and I was extremely grateful I had it, charged up, topped up and ready to go.   Like a seat belt, or an air-bag - it served it's purpose when needed.
I sincerely hope never to have to use it again, but I have the security and knowle4dge that if I'm stranded, I have space programme built-in back-up.
There are some aspects of living in France, during the winter, when at dead of night after an 'incident' when the temps are well below freezing that maybe not everyone who 'visits' France has actually encountered.   Until one has, maybe it's rather unfriendly to condemn without having experienced the loneliness of the dark, deserted night - with no friendly houselights around.
You bet I was glad that I had a mobile, that I'd never used, until that point.
If you've never experienced a similar incident - then maybe not nice to pre-judge.
As for modern techno - I can raise you - HDE big flat screen tv with the B&O sound-bar etc etc.   And box with all gizmos, rewinds, pauses you can name.Smile <img src=">

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Chessie, my sweet. I pointed out I don't have a contract for a mobile. Nor do I believe I advocated anyone else having them. I don't, as such, and haven't for years. And my five French ones were all done via my credit card on monthly payments which I managed to stop (or have stopped for me when my credit card expired) I've never taken out a contract or an agreement for anything in France which involved giving access to my bank details. If they ask for a RIB, I walk away.
I'm not pre-judging you, but you do seem intent on pre-judging me with your frequent references to my perceived lifestyle and things I've "never experienced" . I don't "visit" France in the way that you infer. I've lived there, worked there and most of the time I'm there on my current "visits" which tend to last 2-3 months, I'm alone. I drive alone (sometimes even at night). I don't reserve my visits for the summer...
I don't have a lifestyle, I have a life. Just a plain, ordinary one. But don't worry, if I ever find myself needing lessons in sucking eggs,mi know where to find you x

PS Congratulations on your wonderful telly. I hope you can find something worth watching on it!
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Sue, I think you might find that you and I posted at the same time, so I wasn't ignoring you. If ever I decide to resuscitate my laptop, that's exactly what I'd planned to do! At the moment I've planned to simply manage if needs be with an SD card or the external hard drive I've already got (which happens to be the innards of a previously deceased laptop anyway)
I'm just going to mention this again, though, as it seems to keep getting overlooked: I haven't used my laptop more than twice in the last two years....I DO use my iPad daily. So I might just buy another iPad eventually.
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"The main "pro" of a mobile for me is that I pay nothing extra on top of my UK contract price to use my entire call/text/data allowance in many countries abroad."

"Chessie, my sweet. I pointed out I don't have a contract for a mobile. Nor do I believe I advocated anyone else having them. I don't, as such, and haven't for years."

Sorry but these statements on the same thread are just not compatable.
My name is Richard , not Dick or any variant.
Dick is a crude name for a functional organ that is used as a derogatory name. Any reference to me as Dick will be met with equivalent response. Strange that it cant be policed better.
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