Got an old computer with Windows 7? It can still be a productive machine for someone! For those who are adventurous, you can convert it into a Chromebook - a computer that only runs Google Chrome. This is accomplished through a free program called CloudReady. Bonus: most computers feel a lot faster as Chromebooks than they ever did running Windows. This would be considered a “moderate” difficulty DIY project, with the risk that if the conversion doesn’t go over properly, the computer may no longer function at all.
Learn more here.
OR, would you like to donate your computer and not have to go through a technical process? That is where local nonprofit Disability Partners (located on New Leicester Highway in West Asheville) comes in. You can donate your old computer to them, they will erase the machine, install a working operating system (Windows 10 or CloudReady), and provide the computer to a local individual with a disability. Contact them at (828) 298-1977 (please allow 2-3 days for them to return your call due to increased demand and changes in their office protocols due to the pandemic).
Remote support for your new computer purchase & more
Buy a new computer remotely the hassle-free way with ADL at your side.
We are continuing to accept appointment requests for remote support via phone and TeamViewer. We are not providing in-person service at this time. However, we are able to offer our signature White Glove New Computer Service to take care of your new computer purchase and setup.
Pre-pandemic we would normally provide an in-person tutorial or data transfer for the new machine, but at this time those services are provided remotely via phone and TeamViewer. Considering purchasing a new computer? Try it the hassle-free way with an experienced, compassionate techie by your side every step of the way!
Click here to book an appointment.
ADL Tech Tip
Wanting a new computer? Wait for prime season
We keep an eye on the computer industry and convert that knowledge into practical advice for you. Considering a new computer purchase? Market inventory is currently low due to the back-to-school rush of buying computers. However, we are entering the prime season for manufacturers to announce their latest computers, in plenty of time for the holiday season.
Photos from the Trail
Jensen and Beth spent their honeymoon hiking the John Muir Trail in California. Enjoy some photos from the trail!
Jensen Gelfond is the Founder of Asheville Digital Lifestyle. He helps people use their technology more effectively and joyfully.