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#1 folingo

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:28 AM

dI have been tinkering with computers since the days of running DOS off a floppy drive

 

Most of my exp has been with reviving derilect tower/desktops cast away from my work.  This leaves me 5-8 years behind the good stuff. And not too familiar with laptops.

 

I can usually get a desktop to boot or at least get to the BIOS or post stage but have had a few laptops just go dead.

 

just got my wife an Acer Aspire M I5 g3 with 6 gb memory Win 8.1 update 1 64 bit  500 gig HD to replace her bricked 2 year old Asus X54C.  That suddenly went totally unresponsive after shut down and keyboard replacement attempt.

 

I have a Lenovo t430 I5 with a 250 gb SSD and 16 GB memory (work computer)

 

I have my old Dell Vostro 1500 Core 2 Duo T5420? less CPU rating than the Pentium in the X54C  It has 4 gig memory but only Vista 32bit.  It was shipped with XP we never used Vista on our network and not even 7 till they stopped shipping new XP computers.

Now has a 500Gig drive does have the video card upgrade.  I wiped out the XP and loaded the Vista DVD that came with the computer.  Would like to load 7 in this but Dell does not show any support for this model.

 

Have a old Dell Optiplex 260 with a 2.6 P4 and 4gig running XP with a pile of drives including a SATA card with external hookup (did have to run a power wire out of the case) That is nice for getting data off dead loptops

 



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#2 Winterland

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

Hey there folingo and welcome to Bleeping Computer!  :welcome:

 

Sounds like you've got a houseful of machines. I like it, sounds like my little corner of the front room

 

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