I lost all patience for that thing called "boot up". I've become so used to the instant on with my smartphones my tolerance for waiting for a regular computer to "get going" wained to the point that i simply wouldn't wait. I never turned it on. So i gave it away. Gave it to someone who would otherwise not have afforded one.
Aside from a handful of things i need to do, just about 99% of everything i need to accomplish i can do on my phone. For that other 1% i go to that old school place called a library.
Maybe this will encourage others to do the same with that not so old laptop or desktop to help out a neighborhood family a little less fortunate.