Solved! Sony Vista laptop VGN-CR590 needs something

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My old Sony Vaio Vista laptop model VGN-CR590 is in dire need of getting by until I get a job only for light use. Is there a device or add on for storage, memory, driver, speed or anything I need for cheap to help me get by? I know nothing except it is not compatible with new commonly used software to send out my resume
 
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If I were you, I'd install windows 7. To be honest, I didn't know there were still Vista computers alive and breathing. Vista was completely garbage. So much so, many users reverted to XP until windows 7 came out. Vista is inherently slow, and I think you'll find the computer a little zippier with Windows 7. You'll just have to go to Sony's website for drivers.

If you fear losing anything on the hard drive, buy a new laptop drive to put windows on, and you can buy a case on Amazon for about ten bucks that will convert the old hard drive into a portable drive (giving you extra storage).
 
Oct 15, 2017
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If I were you, I'd install windows 7. To be honest, I didn't know there were still Vista computers alive and breathing. Vista was completely garbage. So much so, many users reverted to XP until windows 7 came out. Vista is inherently slow, and I think you'll find the computer a little zippier with Windows 7. You'll just have to go to Sony's website for drivers.

If you fear losing anything on the hard drive, buy a new laptop drive to put windows on, and you can buy a case on Amazon for about ten bucks that will convert the old hard drive into a portable drive (giving you extra storage).
 
Jan 17, 2019
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I have a browser but the speed is extremely slow, there is not enough storage/memory and or quirks to even download or updatte job info etc even though I have a thumb drive it is too slow and has timed out even after waiting a long long time to do its job. It is a virus magnet because of the old software without secure updating and browsers have a hard time with my software versions.
 
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ha ha, my other breathing laptop is XP but it is on life support since it catches anything bad quick.

This laptop did update to Windows 7 but I cannot tell if it did completely. I looked on Sony site which said they are out of the Vaio and or laptop business but I think there were driver updates available but I do not have any storage or memory I don't know which to do any download. It is highly disease vulnerable even though I had antivirus/malware protection perhaps? because my old software can't be updated in my laptops current state. So will a new laptop hard drive solve all my problems? If so please be specific on what I should buy I have no idea how to shop for it.
 
Jan 17, 2019
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If I were you, I'd install windows 7. To be honest, I didn't know there were still Vista computers alive and breathing. Vista was completely garbage. So much so, many users reverted to XP until windows 7 came out. Vista is inherently slow, and I think you'll find the computer a little zippier with Windows 7. You'll just have to go to Sony's website for drivers.

If you fear losing anything on the hard drive, buy a new laptop drive to put windows on, and you can buy a case on Amazon for about ten bucks that will convert the old hard drive into a portable drive (giving you extra storage).
still messing with this problem because I have zero patience so now I have a spurt of patience. About the laptop drive purchase is it one size fits all or what specs should I look for please
 
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