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Reviving an old computer

You got an old computer to revive ? Use the following steps to get the maximum from it: Hardware Cleaning (dust) Open the computer cover and use a vacuum cleaner, leaf blower or just blow hard with your own mouth all over the internals to make sure that as much dust gets off the computer (suggesting doing this procedure outside) Fans oiling After all dust is gone, it is time to oil the fans, get your favorite oiling spray (wd40 is my suggestion) and oil the joints of the fans you will find in the computer. Make several spins of the fans while the oil is trickling into them to make sure they get oiled right. [If after starting the computer and letting it run for several hours it seems there is a fan that doesn't start - replace it] Formatting & Installing windows (Optional) If you get to the conclusion that you want to format this computer (make sure you have a windows license handy), then the following steps will be unneeded. In this case, I suggest using