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Thoughts on this computer and that it is refurbished

HP 510-p127c Mini-Tower Desktop PC - AMD A12-9800 3.90GHz Quad-Core Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon R7 Graphics, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Blizzard White (Refurbished) - X6F80AAR#ABA

I am a basic user but am looking to immerse myself in sololearn to learn how to build apps and websites. I do some video watching on the web some gameplay here and there but not a ton, I play diablo from time to time for example. I will be working from home doing sales over the phone. The info above is what I recently bought cause it looked like a good deal, it was 350 on tiger direct and I am on a tight budget right now. I should be receiving it tomorrow but I can still return it if you guys say it is crap. Thanks for the help.

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just to clarify

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It was $350 US and I could not find any reviews on this machine any where, so that's why I am asking. Plus I'm tech dumb lol

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Thoughts

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For GP use and light gaming that machine should be fine.

After you have tested the machine to make sure it functions give some thought to backups, restore media.

Don't get caught with a twisted machine and no way to restore.

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Thank you both for your response, how do you recommend that I back up? I have a new internal 500GB hard drive that I can add to the machine and use to back up my info on. Do you think this would be ok or should I look else where?

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Look through the manual and see if it talks about creating a backup/factory restore media.
This may be a one time only tool that hp provides.
Run the tool and put the backup on optical or a flash stick.
Safely tuck that backup away.....it's your BIG GUN that gets you all the way back to the beginning.

As for routine backups there are different methods and different tools.
First thing is decide what your trying to backup and how often and then find the tool that will do that.

For my needs I find a clone fits.
I have 2 spare hdd's which I alternate.
Every 15 days I make a clone.
That gets everything and at most I'm 15 days behind if I needed to restore one of these clones.

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Thank you Bob, that is very helpful.

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Should be fine. But heed Bob's warning.

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Be sure you have the restore media or a way to restore the machine. I've lost count of stories about that issue.

The machine spec wise is OK.

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Your choice on backups.

In reply to: Should be fine. But heed Bob's warning.

Some folk make the recovery media and call it a day. Others will clone the HDD to some image they can restore later (too many tools to list or advise here.)

The Windows PC has been around for decades and backups are considered non-optional. So that's not newsworthy. But how to backup? After all these years, your choice.

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