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Im trying to put a newer version of windows on my dell laptop running


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#1 longlivetheking

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 08:55 PM

I'm trying to put a newer version of windows on my dell laptop running windows XP

I couldn't make an image and the dell laptop says its windows vista but it runs XP

The laptop is a Dell Latitude D830 and on the back of it it says windows vista business OEMA and has all the product and ID #

But here's the thing its only running windows XP

Does anyone have an suggestions ??



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 07:25 PM

I would put a linux distro on the computer. The version depending on how much ram you have.



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:57 PM

i have 8 GB of am



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 09:11 PM

I would select either Linux Mint Cinnamon or Ubuntu. You can burn the iso of each to a DVD and see how you like it. The OS will run off the DVD and RAM so it will be a little slower.

 

Ubuntu Desktop   also for laptops

 

Linux Mint Cinnamon 

 

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3051

 

Ubuntu video

 

Mint video

 

If you do not have DVD disks I can give instructions on booting a USB flash drive.

 

If you have any questions after booting either of the above distros please post them in the linux forum. Edit: I am surprised you have that much Ram especially if XP is 32bit as it can only use 4GB.


Edited by JohnC_21, 02 December 2016 - 09:12 PM.





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