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Old 04-05-2007, 09:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am going to go with the 64 bit Vista so I have more room to upgrade in the future. I have a friend who is doing fine with it, but he has an HP. Also, what graphics card do you think I should buy, I would like it to be 256 Mb, but other than that I don't really know which one would be good.

I have changed the following things:
changed RAM to G-Skill
changed Hard Drive to Seagate Barracuda
changed Power Supply to FSP Group
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Understand that 64 bit and Vista both have extremely bad driver support right now and aren't recommended by anyone..I would stick with an old copy of Windows XP 32-bit until 64 bit and vista are supported better..and I mean A LOT better.

The parts you have changed too are all high quality parts.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This is my first build, so all I have is a Compaq Operating System CD that came with my Presario 2500 Laptop. This is NOT the recovery disk, so would I be able to use it?
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I'm not to sure but I just suggest download a copy off a torrent and using the old CD key to be safe. This process is completley legal as you payed for that key.

I um ehem found XP Pro SB2 at a *cough* good *cough* price and didn't pay a dime for broken software.
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I forgot to mention I did have it installed on an older computer, but I took it off because the 30 days to register ran out, and I didn't get to calling Microsoft. Do you think that if I use that cd and call them that they will give me a key?
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You don't have to do that use this instead.

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So if I install that cd on a new computer I can run that program to find the product key?
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you could run it now and it would tell you your product key that you are using right now on that computer so yea.
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When I do upgrade from that to Windows Vista will I have to buy an upgrade version or can I use an OEM version? Also, if I have to use an upgrade version will I be able to use 64-bit even though the XP Cd was 32-bit?
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No one answered my last question, but does anyone have any suggestions for a good graphic card?
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