Can This USB Stick Resurrect Your Old PC?
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  • evan hamilton
    evan hamilton

    Try installing Puppy Linux on a P3 that will actually resurrect a old PC. But i will warn you installing it to the hard drive is the hard part.

  • Hassan Alsayoud
    Hassan Alsayoud

    7:30. You know the feeling when you are watching this video off of a bootable Linux USB? Well, I know it.

  • Frank Featherstone
    Frank Featherstone

    are we gonna ignore the big boys nipples poppin thru his shirt

  • u235u235u235

    reason linux failed: companies require enterprise level support from software OS maker. microsoft and apple provide that to fortune 500 companies, linux does not at the same level. OS support is not something that can be left to chance or hack companies. it needs to be rock solid when you run a multi-billion dollar company.

  • Austin The Terrible
    Austin The Terrible

    I want linux to win.

  • SirThunderek

    Well, you can Do It Yourself! Buy 16GB or 64GB and put on it modified Linux distro. Boom! You have the same thing for smaller price.

    • Hassan Alsayoud
      Hassan Alsayoud

      And then "return it" by putting their sticker on it and say that you don't like it.

  • J. Wolff
    J. Wolff

    I realize this comes off a bit helpless, but I'd of been interested more in other dude abbreviating the steps to make his own bootable USB. Yes, I realize there's a whole internet full of step-by-steps. In my mind however, if they're going to bring it up in the video it should at least skim over the topic some.

  • Pure Mops
    Pure Mops

    literally my computer

  • Willow Mouse
    Willow Mouse

    I taught my grandma how to use Ubuntu, she really liked it.

  • Anthony Morassutti
    Anthony Morassutti

    8:50 Safari Technology Preview???????????????????? 10:18 LOL 11:12 Linus are you supporting a device that's 1) Lower storage capacity than my PC from 2003 (80GB), 2) Not much faster, and 3) $70. Seriously?!?!! Plus the programs are SO OLD and so is the GUI!

  • CommandrX

    Grandma should download more ram.

  • TheMc2nv

    So pretty much linux live disk....

  • Yevgeny Kungurov
    Yevgeny Kungurov

    And now try Q4OS

  • Thinking Impaired
    Thinking Impaired

    I like the challenge of making a bootable linux usb. However the truth is, time is money and a quick fix is well worth the time saved for those not familiar with linux. I remember the days when I did core dumps to look for loops.

  • Matt Mills
    Matt Mills

    Whats Linux?

  • Adam Crawford
    Adam Crawford

    Super weird that anything video-related looks like choppy shit...gotta love that driver "autodetection."

  • youtoober2013

    "Well, it's a good segue!" "... Into what?"

  • John Sickinger
    John Sickinger

    I believe a few years back they were stick called project Black Dog which actually had its own processor

  • Jerry Smith
    Jerry Smith

    or you can just buy a preloaded linux live usb for under 20$.

  • Charlie Hopkins
    Charlie Hopkins

    Someone needs a bra

  • MrTitaniumDioxide

    'LIB-RAY' Office? Why do anglophone Canadians generally insist on pronouncing words using short vowel sounds? It's obviously 'LEE-BRAY' Office -- the French or Spanish word for 'free' 'or 'at liberty', from the Latin 'liber' 'LEE-BEAR' for 'free' or 'unrestricted'. What's _that_ quirk all 'AH-BOOT'? Same for pronouncing automaker Mazda as 'MAZZ-DA' instead of the more proper 'MAHZ-DA' (the supreme deity or 'God of Light' in Zoroastrianism, BTW) -- though to be fair, the Japanese pronounce it 'MA-TSU-DA'. 'TOE-MAY-TOE', 'TOE-MAH-TOE' I suppose...

  • Christopher Sebastian
    Christopher Sebastian

    I'm glad this product exists. It's a good solution for many situations.

    • Hassan Alsayoud
      Hassan Alsayoud

      I wish it would disappear and never exist. it creates a problem while solving a problem which can be solved using another approach without creating the problem. Just install Linux on a USB and you are good to go.

  • Dana V
    Dana V

    Why would Google drop the WPS?!?!?! I use this everyday. They just deopped the usefulness and the advantage of my android note8 phone by 50% (no hyperbole). I need that feature and I had that feature until THEY decided to remove it! PUT IT BACK NOW!!

  • Chris Curran
    Chris Curran

    The reviewers don't realize is that the device captures most of the user data from the harddrive and copies it to the OS on the USB memory stick. You can then move the USB memory stick from the ~12 year old Pentium D to a newer computer, even a ~5 year old computer lying around and have all of your data on the faster hardware computer. If a PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card could be added and autoconfigured by the Linux OS it would be a significantly faster user experience with very little work by an engineer. The USB memory stick could be removed after shutdown and brought with them to a family member to be worked on. Grandma could use your computer in your home without having to use your OS. This device has its use cases.

  • RoboHobo

    wait are you saying that my computer isnt supposed to run like ass when i open 4 tabs in chrome and play games at the same time

  • Jamie Maclellan
    Jamie Maclellan

    Linus, what about a scenario where the PC hardware isn’t terribly outdated, but the PC is really bloated with spyware and maybe viruses? Would this solution allow you to run the extra pc fairly well on the original base hardware?

  • Chris Hanline
    Chris Hanline

    Before this video even starts: I'm guessing the answer is "No, this USB stick can't resurrect your old PC" based solely off the sh*t-eating grin on your face in the thumbnail.

  • Monttukani

    My granny's had Xubuntu for years. Just set a large DPI and icons for internet, solitaire and shut down.

  • Jack Kraken
    Jack Kraken

    You could try reloading windows, which is what most people would do.

  • Caleb Smith
    Caleb Smith

    I liked the dual screen views in this.

  • Zuleika D’Emilio
    Zuleika D’Emilio

    Get a chromium one... I put it on an old laptop of mine and it works like new

  • Hotsauce Tacos
    Hotsauce Tacos

    hey nice skinny jeans i'll trade you my black Levis 511s for that pair :)

  • Rene Valdez
    Rene Valdez

    PLEASE HELP!! When i create a desktop shortcut or app directory from google chrome then try to go back and open it it takes me back to the google home page and not the url or web page I originally created the shortcut for. How do i change the settings back to where I set a desktop shortcut from google chrome to direct it's target to the correct web-page? (Windows 10 ) Dell Optiplex 780

  • TheFlat Joker.
    TheFlat Joker.

    666 door bell and 6 tho comments.hmmm

  • innocent lemon
    innocent lemon

    what is this video???

  • cY4n

    Uhhhhhh creating a bootable linux is actually painfully easy, Linus. YUMI got you covered. Or you could even get CloudReady on a pendrive!

  • unfa

    I did not expect that!

  • unfa

    I'm paused at 3:17 - I want to make a guess at what this is about. I think the product is supposed to create a swap file on the USB drive to "give the PC more RAM" (not really, but let's go with that simplification for now). OR It's going to create a "fast startup" disk that 'll contain everything Windows needs to boot up neatly packaged so it can load that faster (but that'd actually suck with USB 2.0). Ok, I'm gonna watch further to find out if I'm right.

    • unfa

      I'm at 4:18 - ok I know what this is. It's a Linux distribution on a USB drive. Probably based on Linux Mint as far as I can tell by the look of the plymouth (boot up) logo.

  • Mathijs Groothuis
    Mathijs Groothuis

    Such a techy grandma, opening chrome instead of that blue E.

  • Smackerlacker

    I found a compute stick on google for $13. Running Ubuntu. No setup. And another one for $35. So....

  • Erik Kimes
    Erik Kimes

    So you're telling me I can buy a $10 usb stick, throw a live persistent version of Lubuntu on it, brand it as my own and sell it for $40?! Heck yes! Doesn't it violate the ethical standpoint of Ubuntu/Linux in general? Not the "personalization" or sharing of it, but rather selling an OPEN SOURCE operating system period, much less as a pc "rejuvenator"... smdh

  • ammr alhalabi
    ammr alhalabi

    I have a friend actually who had a Toshiba satellite laptop with a core i3 3rd generation, his hard drive was like almost dead and the laptop was too slow, in the end, I gave him a 3.0 bootable Ubuntu flash drive and he has also a 3.0 port, the results were amazing and it was like magic for him, he was able to play yt and work on libre office pretty easily, I think those computers are what this product intended for, and those computers are probably more than the one u showed, keep up the good work folks xoxo

  • iownasia

    Peggle on steam is highly unoptimized, when I had a gtx 580 is maxed it out at like 20fps

    • Auburok

      +Mathijs Groothuis I don't think you understood what you were replying to. A GTX 580 should be able to handle Peggle.

    • Mathijs Groothuis
      Mathijs Groothuis

      I think people underestimate these old games, they all benefit hugely from GPU acceleration. I used to play "light" games like Trine, but then I needed to sell my GPU and it was barely running on my onboard Intel HD Graphics.

  • KingConker101

    For the price you can just buy a cheap smartbook for your granny lol. Their like 100 bucks online at walmart. And certain retailers.

  • Pankake Frier
    Pankake Frier

    At 0:09 It says "Let's say I'm your grandmother" and my video buffers!

  • CallMeKee m
    CallMeKee m

    Killer queen has already touched that USB

  • PrinceOfCreation

    Love you @TaranVH 2:10

  • Biak Hui
    Biak Hui

    These two assholes are doing grandmas, ringing their special doorbell and when they open, banging them up !

  • Richard NZ
    Richard NZ

    Bulshit same price buy a ex lease i3 , don't brown nose these RIP off scum

  • GamerGuy51

    I've been ressurrecting old laptops for years with lubuntu and the like.

  • Cat Jacks
    Cat Jacks

    the os looks like ubuntu

  • X Fade
    X Fade

    Grandma should've bought your 69 dollar gaming pc.

  • BeyondToWolves

    Reviews storemi by amd

  • Arvin Dev
    Arvin Dev

    Linus sounds like he just inhaled helium

  • gaby de wilde
    gaby de wilde

    This video completely fails to demonstrate real usage and the real difference. With the amount of advertisement inserted in your videos and the size of the audience it is a truly pathetic job. Where is the series of old computers? You should have bought 10 of them. You should have concluded and demonstrated that lubuntu runs circles around for example windows 7. In stead of just deleting and re-recording the part where you accidentally say open office and in stead of wondering out loud if Thunderbird is still usable (?? LOL?? WTF?? NOOB?) you should have opened it. Did we really just watch you sit there and gaze at the desktop without doing anything? Then with some minimal research you could have shown the actual video capabilities of the machine by downloading a youtube video. Then grandma can see that it is not her system that is old but it are the software people who ruined everything. Why did youtube work just fine 10 years ago?

  • AL James
    AL James

    The video stutters because Firefox doesnt support hw accelerated video decoding, even on chrome. Tho you can install chromium from this (ppa:saiarcot895/chromium-dev) that supports vaapi for intel gpus, nvidia most likely requires vdpau to installed, but other than that, it works for me.

  • Mr. Randall
    Mr. Randall

    But Linus, you ARE our friend.

  • The Midnight Monks
    The Midnight Monks

    I found one on Amazon's holiday gift ideas list last year that would have literally just downgraded your OS to Windows XP. I wonder how many people got did by that..

  • Liam Evans
    Liam Evans


  • Tryhardninjaas

    But can I download more ram?

  • B Cuz
    B Cuz

    His face got even fatter at the end for a few seconds

  • Matt Vanden Heuvel
    Matt Vanden Heuvel

    Not going to lie, I'd be pretty comfortable giving my grandma Ubuntu 18.10 if I could set up in OEM mode first. The Snap Store (via Ubuntu Software) and GNOME have made things way more user friendly imo.

  • Lorenzo De Marco
    Lorenzo De Marco

    Did you know that you could shut down your PC and skip the updates by hitting CTRL+ALT+CANC, clicking the power button dropdown in the bottom-right corner and clicking "Shut Down" ? ;-)

    • Bxr


    • Lorenzo De Marco
      Lorenzo De Marco

      +Bxr I think it does on Win 10 too. If clicking that button triggers a drop-down menu, you can do this trick. It saved me many times from frustration 😉

  • Ganimidis

    Blah Blah Blah... Them USB creator's do just the same thing Y do, just in an other way, lmao... Linus Tech Tips... lol... live is all about ads and views uh?

    • IDont Wantaname
      IDont Wantaname

      I think it's trying to communicate.

  • Truffler

    You know you got a good laptop if it’s faster than a desktop that Linus owns

  • Perfect Human Interface
    Perfect Human Interface

    I think the idea is that if you ruin your OS install with bloat and malware then it's going to run faster if you install a fresh OS.

  • abdusamad mokeddem
    abdusamad mokeddem

    yep, just get an 80 buck usb sh@t MEANWHILE im geetting a pc for 69 bucks that can run some esport casual games PROBABLY BETTER THAN A MORE EXPENSIVE USB BS ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • GabGamer Pro
    GabGamer Pro

    Spam 8 if your on a pc.

  • Kevin Straud
    Kevin Straud

    Hey, what usb was that? The one you used for Manjaro.

    • Carlos Q
      Carlos Q

      It seems to be a Nvidia's GeForce GTX G-Assist. A 2017 April Fool's joke.

  • SapphFire

    For the same price you could sell an ssd that has a better distro pre-installed. Grandmas would need help with installing it but I don't think they'd know how to boot from a USB stick either.

  • Charley Vox
    Charley Vox

    My mother-in-law awhile back calls me up because her computer is broken. She can’t explain to me what’s wrong so I went over. Problem: Her desktop icons were not where they were yesterday. For this 75 year old lady to have her Facebook & email icons moving from, let’s say, the 5th & 16th spot on the screen to the 9th and 25th spot was a “Broken” machine. I spent 2 hours because how she was identifying her problem to me just had me perplexed beyond reason. When I finally understood the dynamics of her problem and fixed it, she spent another hour freaking out about how something like this could happen. She was insisting she’d been hacked, and then she went on about “Viruses, Spams & Russian Collusion”. Take all of this into consideration and you tell me “Linux? No biggie”? You’ve got to be kidding.

  • Moon Guardian
    Moon Guardian

    it's not command shift p r but command option p r

  • Ames Construction And Painting
    Ames Construction And Painting

    plz do a review on this and tell me what you thank

  • Ames Construction And Painting
    Ames Construction And Painting

    hay check this out EnGenius Technologies Outdoor Long-Range N300 2.4GHz Ethernet Bridge

  • Randy R
    Randy R

    To protect myself, I put everything on a flash drive when I first bought my computer and put it in my safe

  • Paul Christensen
    Paul Christensen

    I did a bootable USB with Linux Mint on it, and it seems to run just as well as the windows on my hard drive.

  • Dustin Rodriguez
    Dustin Rodriguez

    What would be really interesting is if someone made a USB stick packed with software that would actually do problem diagnosis and potential fixes, or otherwise point out fixes that need to be done. For instance, something that would do memory tests, disk tests, then move on to more OS-specific tests, automatic removal of blacklisted malware or PUPs, etc. It would certainly take some work to implement and maintain, but an automated tool where you could just plug it in and tell the technically illiterate owner to just leave it running until it finishes would really be quite nice.

  • Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
    Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted

    7:20 is the point

  • Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
    Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted


  • Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
    Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted


  • Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
    Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted

    Tutorial for how to get pinball on windows 10

    • Anthony Morassutti
      Anthony Morassutti

      just download it off cnet

  • Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted
    Ironsteal Fightin'man!-_-Farted



    That sort of install will take 5-6 hours.

  • Nishant

    SO NO DON'T BUY THIS. IF A PERSON KNOWS HOW TO BOOT FROM A PENDRIVE, THEY CAN EASILY GOOGLE AND INSTALL ANY LIGHTWEIGHT DISTRO. No no no no no no. It's not reasonable at all. The reason it took 1 hour is because you went ahead and pre-installed bunch of apps on the drive. If you had just gone with a basic distro like linuxMint's older version, it wouldn't take as much as of your time. It might take around 30 mins to finish it but the actual setup only 4-5 mins.

  • Nishant

    As expected.

  • TheJewishHeart

    It would be a lot cheaper to install Ubuntu 18.10.

  • Rc1136Darman1

    "Isn't giving your grandma linux a bad idea?" where the heck is the difference for granma? in fact, i'd rather let my granma use linux than an outdated windows which doesn't even get security updates anymore

  • MineMC

    Bootable usb can be created rly fast. Just download distro, download some iso burner, and you are done. 30 min max including downloading large distro. And i could write that file recovery on my own very easily. Its just a scam.

  • Truth Syrup
    Truth Syrup

    Grandma isn't gonna know how to change the boot device.

  • Truth Syrup
    Truth Syrup

    CNN is fake news.

  • surfzombie2

    It is way over priced and it is super easy to just buy a flash drive and make your own for almost any distro. Linux mint is super easy to use like windows. I did it for a family member and they wer good to go in less than an hour.. You can get a 128gb flash drive for $20 and DIY it yourself for a hell of a lot less.

  • DerParadonym

    My Parents almost never use apps on their phones. They say: "I access that services using the webbrowser on the PC anyway, why not on the smartphone too?" - and it works. My dad is changing from an ancient iphone - like a second gen iPhone, because it can't display HTML5 and most of his websites can't be accessed anymore.

  • Nejson TV
    Nejson TV

    2:52 WTF

  • XXxFandundanxXX TheRedstoneMinecart
    XXxFandundanxXX TheRedstoneMinecart

    Well, I don't like both softwares but only I love Windows and Apple.

  • MNpale

    Terrible idea--this USB cannot even be considered to speed up a PC. The only solution is to put in an SSD and clone the drive. If you don't clone the drive, she'll be complaining forever that she can't find her files. That Rez software was trash for the base it is selling to. Nobody wants to look through a whole bunch of pictures from program files x86... c'mon now. I mean, what happens when somebody unplugs the drive? You're driving over to granny's house again, and again, and again.

  • Paradise Decay
    Paradise Decay

    Linus seems to have a fascination with dead things?

    • Franck Leijen
      Franck Leijen

      That's where the moose went...

  • Scream Scream Scream
    Scream Scream Scream

    Linux screws up Hardrives GRUB crap

  • Rajan Hoxha
    Rajan Hoxha

    If you're on a computer, try continuously pressing the 0 key while watching this video

  • David Anders
    David Anders

    Need more Anthony he really knows what he is doing and it's great they are not hiding him because he is a little fluffy.

  • Tori Cooper
    Tori Cooper

    you totally missed the point linus, grandma's computer is full of bloatware and crap from years of clicking on things you dont, this install would at least be clean...