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Would you kindly teach me a word for the meaning below?

I am planning to replace a system consist of some computers and electrical devices connected by wires.

As some of the components are not so old, so we do not change those components.

Do you recomend me what to say to keep a part of the system as before inspite of the other part is changed?

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    Some of the components can be re-used
    – Jim
    Jan 18 '18 at 1:19
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I would use 'retain' as suggested above, eg: We will be retaining some parts of the system, replacing older elements with new equipment.

Or, We will be updating older elements of our system with new equipment.

To explain that you are keeping only the newer parts you can say:

We will be retaining some newer parts of the system, replacing older elements with new equipment.

You can also use 'augment' meaning 'to add to':

We will be augmenting our existing system with some newer parts, replacing older elements with new equipment.

You can also say 'extend the life of' We will be extending the life of our existing system by replacing some of the old parts with new.

Or 'renew' We are renewing our existing system by replacing some old parts with new.

Or 'optimise' We are optimising our existing system, renewing some older parts and adding some completely new elements.

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  • I think our objective is to extend the life of our existing system. I learned a lot from your advice. Thank you so much.
    – Kojisugi
    Jan 18 '18 at 7:12
  • You're very welcome, @Kojisugi! I used to work in IT 😊
    – Jelila
    Jan 18 '18 at 11:29
  • Oh, that's why your advice looks hitting the nail on the head. I have to make a table to explain the system replacement plans describing which parts are going to be replaced and which are not. I am going to use being replaced or being retained it the table. Thank you so much. 🙋
    – Kojisugi
    Jan 18 '18 at 14:01
  • You're welcome! Yes that sounds good! Sounds fun :)
    – Jelila
    Jan 18 '18 at 14:09
  • Smiles from Bali 🐬
    – Jelila
    Jan 18 '18 at 14:23
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You are going to retain those components.

  1. to hold in position
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  • I thought of retain also, but not necessarily in the limited sense you provide - you should expand it.
    – Oldbag
    Jan 18 '18 at 2:52
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You could stay to keep it static

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How about refresh?

MW:

refresh: To update or renew (something, such as an image, a display screen, or the contents of a computer memory) especially by sending a new signal.

Refresh can apply to both software and hardware, and it need not apply to all components at the same time.

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