Originally Posted by Gabis1207
My father is upgrading his office computers (Two units), which run windows XP currently, to run windows 7 (32-bit). The computers are custom built by his old IT guy, who charged him way more than the computers were worth at the time (Mid to late 2008)
In any event, we want to upgrade these computers to run Windows 7 as cheaply as possible. Not counting the cost of the Win7 itself (for both computers), I would like the cost to remain under $100. The system specs are as follows (Both computers are identical, unless where noted below):
>>Intel core 2 Duo processor, 2.33 GHz.
>>1GB RAM (Brand/speed unknown [Will likely upgrade to 2GB])
>>250-ish GB HDD (Partitioned into so many logical drives, total storage was just about incalculable)
>>LANtastic networking card
(Mobo and PSU unknown. Will update once I find out)
The features that are absolutely necessary are:
>>Ability to run Sesame (A database program) from both the server host and client
(Sesame is compatible with Win7, talked with developers to confirm)
>>Ability to share files from host to client and vice-versa
>>Ability to send files independently to two separate printer queues.
If this makes any sense at all, I would greatly appreciate some help.
If anything is confusing, I will try to clarify to the best of my ability.
Thanks in advance!
Tell mommy she might need to give you a specific budget, little as possible doesn't say much. :/
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2 of these at 10.00 bucks each, my mother uses this on her office computer.
Driver is easy to setup and get going in 2 minutes.
Here goes your ram for now:
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You can run windows 7 home, professional on 2gb on good name brand memory.
Just realize most of todays programs and applications will need abit more than 2gb to work efficiently.
Here is your hard drive
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Thats at 30.00 bucks per drive, check with the seller directly about the condition of those drives before you buy.
Please realize those are oem drives given to companys such as dell, hp, gateway and any other lead computer maker.
They have a limited warranty for so long.
So if it breaks on you, hope the seller is swell enough to send you another under his/her terms of business.
So those items I listed you'll be asking mothercons to loan you 85.00 bucks total. :/
If I were you, I would personally manage those systems and the network.
Least she will feel safe enough to let you manage and upgrade the machines in the home.