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Old 12-15-2004, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have purchased 1,000's of PCs but that was awhile ago.

Acquired a laptop a couple of years ago and a techy said Win 2000 was the only way to go.

However, I noticed that the laptops at work are running something different.

What is the primo non-problem OS for Win these days? I have Win 2000 currently on an IBM laptop and it's been very good but have screwed with this laptop too much. Would like to format disks...

Thing is.... I bought the laptop 2nd hand and have no disks... so must fork it out.

After your recommendation... can I buy 2nd hand and save some decent $$$?

Thank you much for your kindness.
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what are the specs of the laptop?
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I would probably recommend either Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional.

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IBM T21 Laptop:

19 G
523,760 KB Ram
x86 Family 6 Model 8

Currently running MS Win 2000 5.00.2195 Service Pack 4
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You have a good OS on there right now. I would keep it, but if you want, you an upgrade to XP

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For the products you recommend... can I buy on the net 2nd hand?

$300 is a bit much for just software at a retail outlet.
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I don't have the disks... and can find no steps on how the cleanout all the nonsense on the PC I have while leaving the OS.

Is there magic disk that will allow me to leave the OS but remove everything else?
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For the products you recommend... can I buy on the net 2nd hand?

$300 is a bit much for just software at a retail outlet.
Trust me, Windows XP Professional can be found for under $200 at the most. I think you could probably find the full version for about $150.

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I don't have the disks... and can find no steps on how the cleanout all the nonsense on the PC I have while leaving the OS.
You would have to format and THEN reinstall your OS to do that. There's no absolute way of getting rid of everything except the OS.

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Dan... you DEFINATELY be 'D-Man'.

I'll go looking for the Win XP Pro OS.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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No problem Glad I could be of assistance to you

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