7 Uses for Your Old Netbook

7 Uses for Your Old Netbook

By MakeTechEasier.com

If you are one of the many who jumped on the netbook bandwagon and now regret that decision — here are 7 ideas for how to salvage that investment.–PC Pitstop.

It’s not all that long ago that netbooks were all the rage. This small and light laptop were designed for popping in a bag, taking on the road with you and getting online wherever possible. They were designed with portability in mind rather than power, and their diminutive size and specs were reflected in the low asking price.

But the netbook did eventually fall out of favor. As tablets became increasingly popular and ultrabooks offered additional power in a small and light device, netbooks fell by the wayside, replace by Chromebooks for those still interested in the form factor. But there are still countless netbooks out there – you may well have one of your own that has been relegated to the ranks of “second computer”.

If you have changed allegiances and gone down the Chromebook route, or you’ve just given up on the idea of a netbook and switch to a larger laptop or even a regular desktop, there are still plenty of usage for your old machine.

1. Create a network drive

If you use several devices on the same network at home, it makes sense to have a centralized location to store and access files. Whether this is music, movies, photos or general documents, there is no need for any additional software.

All that needs to be done is to ensure that all of your computers are part of the same network and that you configure the relevant sharing settings within Windows (or Linux). As you will want to be able to access your files at all times, you should make sure that the netbook is not configured to go to sleep when the lid is shut – just pay a visit to the “Power Options” control panel. Make sure that the “Lid close” action setting is configured to “Do nothing”.

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