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Laptops and PCs are so cheap now, why not buy a new machine with Win10? and throw your old one in the trash can.
I have a 12 year old laptop I've used almost every weekend this summer in the gazebo in the backyard. It's so old I didn't care if leaving it outdoors all season might've killed it. I brought it back inside after it's gotten too cold to hang out in the gazebo, and it's still going strong. I would not have done that with a new(-ish) laptop.
I didn't need anything more powerful to browse the web and read random articles. And contrary to a tablet, I could just leave it on my lap without holding it to read.
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain