- Jan 27, 2010
Funny thing. When I dual boot my Windows gets activated, obviously running in a virtual machine inside Linux it won't be activated but its not crippled in any meaningful way. I mean you can't customize the background etc but I logged in using my Outlook email and it uses the last background I had on my previous install because its synced with my Microsoft acct.Nice, Windows doesn't even ask you for a key anymore
I'm a compulsive builder/fixer/tinkerer. In the fall I sold my custom built pc (8th gen intel quad core i3 built in 2018) because I was going to build a brand spanking new Ryzen system. I got this Lenovo 4th gen pc for $90 Canadian without a hard drive as a temp computer until the Ryzen got built.I think you get a performance hit because your CPU is so old, them new Ryzen CPUs can run games, capture video and stream the output, all the while the machine running in a VM without a sweat.
My CPU is a generation older than yours, under W10 with every semiannual feature update it was getting more sluggish, with Pop is like a new machine.
VGA? That is really old. VGA being phased out and definitely not found on monitors with high resolutions. VGA cant do 4k, not even close.You're right for most it's enough. Only I would like is a 4k monitor, mine has an old VGA connector sans a video card so can only do 1080p.