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Replacing hard drive in netbook
Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:36 PM
Anyway, once he purchases the hard drive, I can install it easy enough, but he bought it used, and doesn't have the recovery CD/DVD. Would I be able to just download a copy of Windows XP with SP3, put it on a USB stick, install it, and activate it with the activation code on the Windows XP sticker on the bottom of the netbook? If so, where can I grab the official 32 bit Windows XP with SP3 build? Would I have to install any drivers or anything? If that won't work, is there another way?
It won't take Vista or Windows 7. Well, it probably would let me install it, but with 1 GB of RAM, I'd rather not.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:09 PM
As for the XP license stickers, I think it will depend. Some have VL licenses and others are just regular retail licenses. The only way to tell is to try I guess!
Windows 7 starter actually runs REALLY well in netbooks with 1GB of RAM.
Why not just get a $50 HDD (height dimension dependant) and spend a bit more and put in another 1GB of RAM (DDR2 DDR3)?
Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:16 PM
Edited by Kevin Turcotte, 01 October 2011 - 08:17 PM.
Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:44 PM
Unfortunately, I guess the RAM is soldered in, so it's limited to 1GB only. Windows 7 Starter looks fine for him-how would I go about getting it?
Pm is on your way!
Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:26 PM
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