Questions on memory, file deletion and OS reinstallation in laptop

Asked By 0 points N/A Posted on -
qa-featured

I have a few questions regarding my recently bought second hand laptop.  It has a 512 MB memory.  Should I just add a DIMM (1GB) or is there a restriction on the matching of memory pairs? What should I do to delete the previous owner's files? 

If I do this, do I have to re-install 2007 MS Office in the operating system?  I do not have any idea whether it was included in the original OS or was installed later. 

Could I verify this in my computer?  I have a lot of questions but I am confident that you also have a lot of ideas.  So please do help me as I am at a loss.  Thank you very much!

SHARE
Best Answer by techyguys
Best Answer
Best Answer
Answered By 0 points N/A #105094

Questions on memory, file deletion and OS reinstallation in laptop

qa-featured

Hello

I think it is alright to use two unequal DIMM RAM. In case you experience any trouble afterwards then remove the other RAM.

Yes, formatting will uninstall MS Office 2007. But formatting is not really necessary as you can delete the previous users files manually.  Go to the Add /Remove programs in the control panel to uninstall applications that you does not want.

You can safely delete everything in My Documents. All you got to do is to create a new use account. This will allow you to assign your preferred settings. Finally run Disk cleanup in start >all programs>Accessories>System Tools> Disk Cleanup.

Answered By 10 points N/A #105095

Questions on memory, file deletion and OS reinstallation in laptop

qa-featured

Hallo Nathan,

If your computer has a 512 MB of RAM then it is possible that the upgrade should be an additional 512 MB to make 1024  MB of RAM. I am not sure if 1 GB can work but you can give it a try.

You can just delete the owner’s files by locating the folders in which he had saved and then permanently delete by holding down the shift key on the keyboard and then press DELETE. You will not need to install Ms Office 2007 again.

But what I will advice that you change are the login passwords, customize them and put your own. To do that, just go to start and type user accounts in the empty search field and then press enter. Click on manage user accounts and change the credentials.

__

Regards
Lee Hung

Login/Register to Answer

Related Questions