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what to do with P.O.S

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#1 keny111111


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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:41 PM

hello everybody :thumbsup:
i have a sony vaio on bottom of laptop it says PCG-5312..(in a SIW report it says PCG-Z505LSK(uc) :trumpet:

i bought it about a year ago with xp pro on it. originally had win98..( xp is PAINFULLY slow)
this machine has no cd-dvd drive.. it has usb ports but NOT 2.0
it has only 192mb RAM..from what i have read can only handle 256mb RAM..??
is t possable to wipe the drive & install win98se os ubunto ???
is it possable to make an image (disk) of xp pro & install on another machine?? (legally SIW gives me a windows key)

i do have an external cd-dvd drive. but from looking in BIOS i dont think i can boot from usb device.

i have SIW and made some information screenshots (with mspaint but said file was to large to upload)..

open to any suggestions!!!
can supply any info i can if asked
thank you for your time :flowers:
Have A Great Day


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:30 PM

Imaging the drive to put it on another computer will cause many problems. It's basically the same as installing a preloaded hard drive on another machine:

With the old BIOS I don't believe you have the option to boot to a USB device. If you do, then you could probably install Ubuntu or what ever

I use an old,dead one as a decoy for my grandkids. It keeps them from pushing buttons on grandpa's rig :thumbsup:

Edited by garmanma, 01 March 2009 - 09:33 PM.

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why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
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