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Old 08-10-2007, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone
This is a little embarrassing but im still using W2K and its painfully obvious i need to upgrade to xp at the least. Question 1. Can I purchase and dl XP from a website online and is that the smart thing to do? Question 2. Should and could I just purchase and dl Vista instead and if so can this be done online or will I need to go out and purchase the software. I originally posted this under general computing and upgrades but response was minimal so I may have posted in the wrong forum ...sorry about that.
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You can purchase XP Home OEM, for $89.99 at newegg.com, instead of upgrading. Or the Vista Home Premium OEM for $111.99 at newegg too.
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Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM

Bust out that credit card and quickly buy this. Its the cheapest solution for you and it ships in 3 days. Install isn't a hassle and your gonna be glad you have a hard copy.

Get Windows XP, not Vista as it is not worth it yet.
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What specs are you computer/ It would be best to make sure youve the hardware to handle xp so we can recomend any upgrades you might need..
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I think you definitely need more RAM. That amount you have there, is just too little.
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I think you definitely need more RAM. That amount you have there, is just too little.
I have a cheaper dell with 512mb and it runs just fine =D
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With that amount of RAM you will notice a lag with XP. 512 is the bare minimal you should run. 256 is the minimal required but XP runs so **** slow on it.
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Certainly wouldnt bother me to put more ram in. I have always thought that 386 mb was a weird number to have for ram size. So this laptop is from 2004 or so I beleive ... where can I find out what kind of ram i need and how much my max i can go with is. I had to replace my hd and was extremely lucky i did that w/o screwing things up so any help or advice here would be appreciated alot.
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Whats the full model number of the laptop?
From simple research, I'm getting a maximum memory of 1GB.
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