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new hard drive for 2004 xp pc


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ToastyShackle

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Hi, I have an old pc that i think might still have hope. I set it up and i thought i'd get a new hard drive and a windows 7 upgrade. is this worth it, or should i just buy a new computer. i'd like to have it in my den for entertainment. Also, i wanted to know which one would be worth the price, im willing to pay for quality.


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Edited by ToastyShackle, 04 December 2009 - 12:54 AM.

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fleamailman

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why pay anything, wouldn't installing linux mean that not only would you have a faster running machine in itself, you wouldn't have to worry about malware each time, anyway,firefox for the browswer, excel and work done by open office, and I repeat you don't pay a penny whereas, the price of officeworks, the vista licence, the windows 7 and the annual protection against malware after that, all means that you pay too much here

either way, if you have a new harddrive you will have to clone your present system to it too, plus then doing that windows 7 upgrade that is, or if you are doing a fresh install, you have to gather the drivers beforehand, or find them again from the Internet later, whereas with linux all one does is just boot up onto the live CD, it runs the system a little slowly from ram not touching to harddrive here, and if you like what you see, having all the drivers, etc., then and only then, do you install over the windows system, or go for "dual boot" where both systems share your harddrive

if you are running vista, you will be surprised by the speed of linux then

http://www.geekstogo...p;hl=mint linux

Edited by fleamailman, 04 December 2009 - 04:03 AM.

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And to add...
Will the pc be Windows 7 compatible?

Windows 7 system requirements
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