Windows 10: Hording Useless PC Parts

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  1.    23 Mar 2018 #11

    Wish I'd kept my first PC which was a 286.
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  2.    23 Mar 2018 #12

    swarfega said: View Post
    Wish I'd kept my first PC which was a 286.
    I wish I still had my first computer Heathkit Z-150 (IBM based processor). Left it in Canada together with a bunch of Timex Sinclair, Atari, 286 and other ones.
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  3.    23 Mar 2018 #13

    Wow! I would feel empty after leaving all that behind!
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  4.    23 Mar 2018 #14

    swarfega said: View Post
    Wow! I would feel empty after leaving all that behind!
    Didn't take too long to start hoarding, err.... collecting even more. When I returned to Serbia in1998, sanctions were just lifted and everybody wanted to upgrade their ancient computers.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Mar 2018 #15

    My hoarding historic collection includes...

    IBM Personal Computer/AT
    IBM Portable Personal Computer
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       23 Mar 2018 #16

    There used to be computer clubs that I could donate my junk to get rid of it, havnt't found an outlet lately.
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  7.    23 Mar 2018 #17

    In the US of A, where I see the OP resides in the lovely and sovereign state of Florida, Goodwill Industries is all over the place. Goodwill Industries is also a responsible receiver of ewaste. If they can't find a re-use for your drives, they'll dispose of them responsibly, which usually means crushing or shredding them, then recycling the re-usable bits.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       23 Mar 2018 #18

    EdTittel said: View Post
    In the US of A, where I see the OP resides in the lovely and sovereign state of Florida, Goodwill Industries is all over the place. Goodwill Industries is also a responsible receiver of ewaste. If they can't find a re-use for your drives, they'll dispose of them responsibly, which usually means crushing or shredding them, then recycling the re-usable bits.


    HTH,
    --Ed--
    I hadn't thought of that thanks for the tip.
    Oh BTW my First computer was an Adam which I sold for a good profit in the mid 90's to a collector.
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  9. Posts : 5,152
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       23 Mar 2018 #19

    I am keeping a WinXP computer running because once in awhile a client will find disks and wish to know what is on them. The computer has an Epson combination 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drive [also have a spare] plus a 250MB Iomega Zip Drive in it. Biggest problem with new computers and older hardware is the removal of floppy drive support in the BIOS. Can get USB 3.5" floppy drives and Zip Drives but not the 5.25".
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  10. Posts : 823
    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       23 Mar 2018 #20

    In the US check out Best Buy to recycle.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/clp/rec...at149900050025

    Jim
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