This item is what you need to ship us your laptop and have it refurbished to run CROSS Library Mint.
In 2021, the days of 3rd-world economic supply chain shortages, rising costs, and other difficulties are a SERIOUS REALITY. No worries! We continue to provide system upgrades by REPURPOSING your existing systems saving you $$ and hassle when new systems are not available or affordable. CROSS Systems remains a service-oriented company. Just order your choice of upgrade here and ship us your existing system–we do the rest to get your library running again with the latest updated Linux Mint desktop running CROSS Library! (Linux OFTEN performs better than Windows did on your older hardware and while we would rather run our system on the latest hardware, it can be a very practical option in these difficult economic times.)
We install Ubuntu Linux Mint 19.3 or later on it along with CROSS Library, configure everything for you, link to your cloud account for internet backup/restore, restore your latest database backup(s). When we’re done, we update and test everything from graphics drivers to WIFI drivers and test it all to ensure everything works as expected.
We OPTIONALLY can upgrade your hard drive (the part that most often fails in a computer over years of use) with an SSD drive. (An SSD drive has no mechanical parts and is very often noticeably faster giving your system a performance boost of up to 3-5 times depending on the particular system itself. This helps rejuvenate an older system giving the system a more usable and longer lifespan than otherwise possible.)
IMPORTANT: The optional SSD upgrade replaces the hard drive (the main mechanical part that also tends to cause system failure after 5-10 years). This optional upgrade will usually give your system a much longer lifetime of service for a low cost and just makes sense if your system is 4 or 5 years old at this time. So, the benefits of the optional SSD upgrade are: Both speed and reliability.
If you want that optional upgrade to SSD, be sure to select that option before ordering.