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I have an old CR640 that died updating to Windows 10 back in 2015. I've recently found that my neighbour fixes laptops and I'm thinking of reviving mine.

However, as it's been out of action for a while, I'm thinking a few upgrades are due.
First of all, I want to upgrade my 500Gb hard disk to a 1Tb+ SSD. I also want to upgrade the RAM to 6GB+ (I'm sure it's currently 4Gb at present).

My issue is whether this would be possible, would I need to update the power pack/ battery and does anyone else have any other recommendations for upgrades or tips in general?

I'm not doing it straight away, it's something I'm going to save for so no rush. Thanks in advance.


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If the laptop can be fixed for a reasonable price then I would suggest upgrade to 8GB RAM (2x4GB) and a 1TB SSD. You may need to put in a new battery. Keep an eye on the spend because the laptop is not high end, you could easily spend more than it is worth and if it is more the 5 or 6 years old then its future reliability must be suspect
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Novice Member
Thank you.

That was a thought if mine, I may just get it fixed on the bare minimum, upgrade cheaply and save for a PC as time goes by, or upgrade the laptop when there’s a good deal on RAM, SSDs, etc.

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