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I gave a friend of mine a laptop not to long ago, but it was killed by lightning, He acquired a Packard Bell Pack-mate 7600. I have a Xp pro OS and was wondering if his computer could handle installing the XP pro OS on the older machine?

Edited by MarkN, 23 July 2007 - 04:38 PM.

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If it meets Windows XP Professional System Requirements.

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That Packard Bell is from the early '90s and I can't find any specs on it, on the web or from Packard bell. So I guess he is out of luck...
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He should be able to find specs from Accessories, then select System Tools, then click on System Information if the PC is even bootable. One that old is going to have a hard time running Win XP Pro without serious upgrades in memory and harddrive space most likely.

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I will contact him tonight, as he works long hours up in the Poconos, and get the specs from him. Honestly tho' for the price of upgrading he can get a low budget computer from Wal-Mart for around $480. I saw one the other day there and it included a monitor. He is on a very low budget, that is why I sent him my laptop. But bad luck came into play when lightning struck his home and fried it and his phone.

Edited by MarkN, 24 July 2007 - 09:41 AM.

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Buying a new one along with installing a UPS would be a better solution. I bought a good hefty UPS for around $70.00 at RefurbUPS.com. If his credit is good, Dell has good laptops with low monthly payments. My opinion only, but I never liked Packard Bell. Sounds like he may want to add lightning protection to house installation and get lightning insurance.

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