If you think this is too hard, well, don’t worry because I’m here to guide you through the process. Using this gadget is no big deal, it’s just you plugging a USB flash drive in your computer and pressing a couple of keys. Once Xtra PC arrives in the mail, remove the stick from the packaging and power up your old computer. From there, you can then plug the device into your PC or Mac, but before you do that, make sure no programs are running that could interfere with Xtra-PC. After inserting the thumb drive, it will take a few seconds for your computer to recognize it.
When it’s done doing that you can restart your PC. From there, you’ll see a start-up screen and then you can just hit the boot menu key to proceed.
Usually, this key will be one of the following options:
- Tosiba (F12)
- Sony (F11)
- Samsung (ESC)
- Lenovo (F12)
- IBM (F12)
- HP (F9 or ESC)
- Gateway (ESC or F10)
- Fujitsu (F12)
- Dell (F12)
- Compaq (F9 or ESC)
- Asus (ESC or F8)
- Acer (F12)
If you encounter any setbacks during boot up you can try this method that allows you to restart to Xtra PC from Windows.
The next step is to instruct the computer to boot from the USB. You’ll need to repeat this process each time you restart the computer.
Immediately, you should notice a huge difference in terms of the boot-up speed of your computer. With the Xtra-PC device plugged in and up-and-running, your computer should load much faster, and it comes with a lot of the same features and functionality you’ll know and love from your regular Windows or Mac set-up too, so you can install a lot of the same programs and use your computer just like before.
There will be a few Windows-specific programs that aren’t quite compatible with your new Xtra-PC OS, but you can easily find alternatives that work just well and offer the same basic features and functionality.
Your computer will be fully clean too, free of any viruses or malware that might have been slowing it down or interfering with your various processes in the past.
You can make use of Open Office rather than Microsoft Office for the likes of Word Processing, or you can simply load up an internet browser and use Google Docs to create documents for work.
You can easily install programs and access services like Facebook and Kindle, as well as Skype.
Your devices like keyboard and mouse will be fully compatible with the new system too, and your webcam and any extra monitors will also be fully functional. Plus, if you’ve still got the hard drive plugged in you can access your music and pictures.