My husband just bought a used HP laptop with Windows XP installed, same model as the one he has, whose monitor doesn't work.
The battery charged and the computer boots to XP and we've tried a few things with it, but it is verrrrrry slow to boot and do other things.
The new laptop I think has a slower processor and less RAM than the old one, so I'm not too worried, but still...
Are there tests or checks we can do, to make sure everything works OK?
I'm planning to install free Malwarebytes today and run that.
I don't think he's totally decided what to do, but he's leaning toward taking the guts (motherboard, hard drive, memory, I know not what) out of his old machine and into the new. The case of the new computer is in much better shape than his old one, plus there's the monitor issue. Right now the old computer is connected to an external monitor, which makes it a desktop :-)
I guess I'll start a thread in the hardware thread for the actual mix-and-match of pieces and parts? I have no experience of hardware, but am better with the software than he. So we're attempting to work together. :-) :-)
Also -- he has some software that he can't reinstall but only use on the old computer. I think one of the programs is keyed to his unique machine. Any idea where the ID would reside? I don't know if it's the serial number or IP address or what....
Thanks so much for any advice --
Edited by hamluis, 04 October 2016 - 06:28 AM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.