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    But im tired of activating Windows XP and having to call the tech support to activate it, and my laptop with a Pentium 3, well, that didn't do too well after a fatal error, so, I bought Vista for it, ill give you screenshots when its up and running, but its Vista Basic on a 850MHz P3, 512MB RAM and a 20GB HDD. Wish me luck

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    Lol stick some more ram in if you can. Oh yer good luck

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    I wish I could stick more RAM in it, 512MB is max for it, ohhhh what have I done ..... LOL!! Ill hold my head up high, and hope it will be fast, but considering the installer is still at 1%, I am starting to loose faith

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    Will probs run ok with no software on it. As soon as you add your security software itl probs go in reverse lol.

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    Indeed, ill put Avira on it for the virus scanner. All I use it for though, is MSN Messenger and AIM when im gaming on my desktop, so anything more would be completely overkill. I don't even use sound off it, so I don't need speaker drivers also

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    alright, crazy
    i'd do some ranting why winxp is better than vista but i guess i did enough of that on these forums already..
    so i'll just call you crazy again..

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    1 Hour 2 Minutes into the install
    22% Done.

    I am guessing USB 1.1 is playing a huge factor, since its an external drive.

    LOL Fulfo, I am crazy, but I prefer Vista over XP :cool:

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    Lol walk away and forget about it. Go back in a few days it should be almost done:rolleyes:

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    Expanding Files: 51% -- 3 Hours later.... Oh you have to love old PCs, rofl! It should be done soon.

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    gargh, can we have more useful thread titles, it didn't explain what this thread was about at all. :rolleyes:

    i don't really follow, what's XO doing that you are tired of?
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    Sure, I can do more useful titles, it just felt appropriate for the topic though. Well I got a critical error on XP, and I had system restore off, and if I call in, MS support needs talking to, and im tired of calling and been on hold for 50 mins at a time. So, to save the stress, I drove down to a local computer store, who sold Vista Home Basic for $49, so I decided to get it, and put it on the really old PC. Its good also, as im getting a 300MHz Pentium 2 PC off my Dads friend in a couple of weeks, so I will be able to stick that copy of XP on there.

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    Could we all club together to get Crazy Gareth or is that Gareth Crazy (didn't you already change here?) something better than a p2?

    Gareth when you are up and running could you post your super Pi score...I think you are trying for a record

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    Will get a SuperPI score in the next hour or so, once SP1 is installed A Pentium 486? Would Vista even boot on it? I am honestly amazed though, Its really smooth on it!

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    The boy is too young..............No 486 was the predecessor to pentium (one) speeds of 25 33 66 Mhz I think there were some faster variants just before release of pentium (Which pre release was known as 586)

    Just so you know my first pc was an 8088 processor ran dos and had a 12" (green txt on black) screen and I think either 16 or 32Meg ram

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    Our first PC was an Amega 500 with a whopping 1mb RAM and a 80MB HDD apparently. I was too young then to know.

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    Here is the first screenshot!


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