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It’s really easy to play the best PC games on an old computer

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I normally play PC games on my gaming desktop, which is hooked up to my TV in the living room.

But that’s not ideal when someone else wants to watch TV.

So to keep playing while others watch TV, I set up my gaming desktop to stream games to my under-powered six-year-old Acer laptop over WiFi, and it was incredibly easy, and free!

This method is designed to work with games on Valve’s Steam platform, which is the most popular program for getting PC games.

If you have Steam, here’s how to stream games from your main computer to just about any other PC connected to the same WiFi network.

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Here’s how you do it:



First, open Steam on the computer you normally play games with and select the game you want to stream.
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Then open Steam on your old laptop.
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If you wanted to know my old Acer’s specs:

– 1st generation Core i3 930 processor (we’re now on the 6th generation, and there have been huge strides in performance improvements since the 1st-generation).

– 4GB of RAM.

– No graphics card.

I upgraded it to Windows 10, too, but you can use anything from Windows Vista or better.

Notice that instead of “Play,” the blue button on Steam running on the old laptop says “Stream.” Click it.
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