Relatives want my old laptop, but it doesn't work properly

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So I've been told to give my old acer laptop away because the relatives' one doesn't work and therefore needs a new one. I've recently bought myself a new MacBook because my previous one was very very slow and barely worked to its capacity.
The thing is, the old laptop DOESN'T WORK so I don't know why anyone would want it. It takes a village, a complete village to navigate through the apps etc, everything is so so slow. I have lost all the patience in the world trying to work it out. I'm trying to delete my old documents and data from it but honestly, I feel as if I'm getting absolutely nowhere. If I had my own way, I would just tell them to forget it, because it's causing too much hard work and the person can easily buy themselves a new laptop. But I don't think I can get away with this cause practically people perceive me as selfish. I was harassed a few weeks ago asking for my old iPhone, and I couldn't find it but I could sense that they thought "I didn't want them to have it" it's an old phone, I don't want it and I couldn't find it. If I had found it I would've given it to them. There are so many bad perceptions I think my family have of me, or just talk about me with one another without my presence.
I wish I could just stand up to them and say FCKKK.. lol
But just one more year, then I can move on with my life, I plan to leave the city after uni to pursue my career.

(Sorry just needed to vent- if anyone's been through a similar situation be sure to share)
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(Original post by Anonymous)
So I've been told to give my old acer laptop away because the relatives' one doesn't work and therefore needs a new one. I've recently bought myself a new MacBook because my previous one was very very slow and barely worked to its capacity.
The thing is, the old laptop DOESN'T WORK so I don't know why anyone would want it. It takes a village, a complete village to navigate through the apps etc, everything is so so slow. I have lost all the patience in the world trying to work it out. I'm trying to delete my old documents and data from it but honestly, I feel as if I'm getting absolutely nowhere. If I had my own way, I would just tell them to forget it, because it's causing too much hard work and the person can easily buy themselves a new laptop. But I don't think I can get away with this cause practically people perceive me as selfish. I was harassed a few weeks ago asking for my old iPhone, and I couldn't find it but I could sense that they thought "I didn't want them to have it" it's an old phone, I don't want it and I couldn't find it. If I had found it I would've given it to them. There are so many bad perceptions I think my family have of me, or just talk about me with one another without my presence.
I wish I could just stand up to them and say FCKKK.. lol
But just one more year, then I can move on with my life, I plan to leave the city after uni to pursue my career.

(Sorry just needed to vent- if anyone's been through a similar situation be sure to share)
Can you remove the hard drive or just wipe it?
Reiinstall windows and put in an ssd?
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Windows should have a factory reset option if you want to get rid of the data.
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Can you remove the hard drive or just wipe it?
Reiinstall windows and put in an ssd?
I wouldn't know but I'm researching and trying.
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Windows should have a factory reset option if you want to get rid of the data.
How do I get to that? My settings isn't saying much
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How do I get to that? My settings isn't saying much
Is it on windows 10?
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One simple Google search and you can find out how to easily reset your whole laptop. It's not hard at all, and I can kind of see what your relatives are getting at tbh.
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I don't understand the bit about the village? Are you sending your pc abroad where it is more expensive to buy computers? Maybe that is why they want your old one.
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I don't understand the bit about the village? Are you sending your pc abroad where it is more expensive to buy computers? Maybe that is why they want your old one.
It takes a handful of someone's life to just operate it. My cousin was even losing patience helping me to try and work it lol. my pc isn't going abroad, I'm just sending it to someone who is local
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Is it on windows 10?
I think it's window's 7 or 8 cause I got this in 2018
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I think it's window's 7 or 8 cause I got this in 2018
Press Windows+Pause on the keyboard to bring up the system information screen to find out, though given it was released in 2018 it's probably running Windows 10.
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If you've already upgraded, then tell your relatives the truth - that they can have the old laptop but that it's incredibly slow
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