06-23-2016 11:54 PM
I will be going to do further my BE Engineering courses for 4 yeras from now into the Computer Science field and i have heard that it requires some not too big but not too small programs to install on PC i OWN THE hp STREAM 13 laptop i know that it cant be upgraded to better SSD STORAGE but can i use an external hardisk with USB 3.0 uSB INTERFACE to store and install apps & PROGRAMS
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06-24-2016 05:15 AM
Very hard to run apps from external storage because some part of the app has to be registered in the registry and .dll files need to be in the /Windows folder anyway so you cannot entirely segregate programs onto an external storage medium.
You might consider a secure digital (SD) card to expand the storage. A Class 10 fast SD card can be installed and pretty much converted to permanent storage you can carry around with you inside the laptop. Data and programs can be installed to the SD card. I have seen them up to 512 gigs.
But to intervene with the voice of reason, if you are going into Engineering and Computer Science I think you are going to have to think in terms of a laptop other than the Stream. You are going to find it underpowered to do 3D engineering drawing and compile Code.
06-25-2016 01:09 AM
06-25-2016 04:48 AM
I would try to sell your laptop on the India equivalent of Craigslist or eBay. It is still worth a fair price to someone who needs that kind of laptop. Look at the basic HP Laptop 15.6 inch. I can't really see what is available in India, but I was able to configure one with an i3 processor and 4 gigs of RAM for less than $400US.
06-26-2016 01:25 AM