Old Dell -- New Lenovo


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    Old Dell -- New Lenovo


    I am going to keep my old Dell as a backup should I need it. I finally had to move on - it only worked intermittently - so my question is, if I keep it plugged in for power - but turned off - will it be vulnerable to attacks that will reach the Lenovo? If I say disconnect from my connection, that won't affect the Lenovo will it? I have never had two "active" pc's. -- Hope that's clear. Thanks.
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    patriceltic said:
    I am going to keep my old Dell as a backup should I need it. I finally had to move on - it only worked intermittently - so my question is, if I keep it plugged in for power - but turned off - will it be vulnerable to attacks that will reach the Lenovo? If I say disconnect from my connection, that won't affect the Lenovo will it? I have never had two "active" pc's. -- Hope that's clear. Thanks.
    22h2
    You don't provide enough info.

    Is the old Dell going to be connected to the web? LAN-connected to the new Lenovo?

    Which OS on the old Dell?
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    1 No.
    2 No.

    Denis
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    Thanks Denis - now a moot point. Just didn't want to even work as back up - Off to recycler. New Lenovo quite nice. So far no issues with WinEleven. Thanks for all your help with my wonderful Dell. It was 4 going on 5 and worked for most of 4.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    You have not modified your specs yet.
    Which Lenovo did you buy?
    I've just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 16inch laptop in anticipation of the demise of my Dell Inspiron 7779 17inch laptop.


    All the best,
    Denis
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    1. "Attacks" are silent and things you do to trigger them.
    2. Just like real life your cautious with where and what you browse your computer will be just fine.
    3. The biggest problem for me is keeping my computer from "phoning-home", because that is the biggest waste of of power and resources my machine has. This only happens when it is plugged in.
    4. Windows 10 will have an error faster then Windows 7 if on 24/7hrs a day.

    1. Just to recap. All this fear about "computer attacks" and bs from the world are lies. You want to live in fear and keep getting update after update for make-believe insanity all there just to push you to purchase the next thing. The only time anything happen to my machines is if I triggered something, if I let something go wrong. Keep things off that you do not need on and keep things on when you need to use them. Anything else that can not be turned on or off just be aware of.
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    Thank you Daymin. Appreciate your input.
    Denis - Ideapad Slim5 16 inch. Seems adequate for my needs. So I need to update my win11 specs on the win10 forum? Thanks again.
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    Some computers have a BIOS setting that allows the computer to be turned back on after having been shut down (the S5 System Shutdown State, aka the "soft off" power state) via Wake-On-LAN. But even if such a setting is both available in BIOS and set to enabled, turning the the computer on via Wake-On-LAN only works if the computer is still connected during the attempt to do so and the Wake-On-LAN feature has been configured on the network adapter with Device Manager in such a way that Wake-On-LAN can wake up the computer.

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