Re: 4 year old computer
I didn't say that right. I plug it in when I use it and then pull the plug about a half an hour before I am finished. The battery is lasting just under an hour now. I then charge it till it is full and unplug it. I didn't know if using it with it plugged in would overcharge it as it stays about full the whole time while doing that.
It's really not important now as I just bought a new Toshiba Satellite U845-S406 at Staples that has 6GB of Ram, a 500 GB HD, 32 GB SSD. It only runs a 1.7GHZ unfortunately, but it is not freezing up like the Compaq was with only 1GB of Ram.
The keyboard is not as nice as the Compaq, but I got it as it has Windows 7 on it instead of Windows 8. It also does not have a CD player as it is very thin and weighs just over 1/2 of the Compaq. I just bought an external CD USB player to install some of my existing software. The battery is advertised as 7 hr, but I got around 5 hr on it. I can always upgrade to Win 8 later if I choose.