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November 30, 2010 2:00:29 AM

Hello,
I have a compaq presario 1278 series cm2070 and I need an operating system my email is ridley_charles@email2me.net the model # is 1456VQLlN

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a c 466 D Laptop
November 30, 2010 2:13:37 AM

Ummm...

You can buy an Operating System.
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a b D Laptop
November 30, 2010 2:42:16 AM


1. Restart the computer and press f11 while the “Press <F11> for recovery” message is displayed
on the screen. Then select Recovery Manager.
Recovery Manager opens.
2. Click Advanced Options.
3. Click System recovery, and then click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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November 30, 2010 2:45:52 AM

jaguarskx said:
Ummm...

You can buy an Operating System.

Thank you...where can I buy it at?
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November 30, 2010 2:55:26 AM

:bounce:  :bounce: 
jaguarskx said:
Ummm...

You can buy an Operating System.

Thank you...where can I buy it at?
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November 30, 2010 2:58:16 AM

i don't know if you received the last messege jaquarskz...but do you know where i can get an OS at
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November 30, 2010 2:58:31 AM

any computer store
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November 30, 2010 3:03:40 AM

Thank you.

chuck01
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a c 466 D Laptop
November 30, 2010 3:23:39 AM

Well since your laptop is from around 1999 - 2001 (I'm guessing), you will not be able to install Windows Vista or Windows 7. That means Windows XP is going to be the most recent OS that you can install. Correct me if I am wrong about the age of your laptop.

You can purchase an OEM version for Win XP Home w/ Service Pack2 for $108 + shipping & tax:

http://www.ecrater.com/p/8956157/microsoft-windows-xp-h...

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) is generally meant for companies (like Dell) to buy and install on PCs that they sell and those companies are responsible for providing you with technical support. Additionally, if you want to install the OS on another PC you will need to contact Microsoft to release to product key so that you can use it again.

Here a full retail version for $144. The difference is that you do not need to ask Microsoft's permission to install on a newer laptop if you decide to "upgrade". I prefer full retail myself since I don't want to be bothered calling Microsoft every time I upgrade.

http://www.computersystems2go.com/ProductDetails.asp?Pr...
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a c 466 D Laptop
November 30, 2010 3:36:37 AM

chuck01 said:
i don't know if you received the last messege jaquarskz...but do you know where i can get an OS at


FYI.

This is a general forum, not Instant Messaging. Therefore, I will not know you posted a reply unless I decide check back in this particular thread.
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a c 466 D Laptop
November 30, 2010 3:40:01 AM

Also don't make multiple threads about the same topic. You need to give people time to respond. Additionally, I don't know where you live, but in my time zone it's 12:38am, November 30th, so some people maybe asleep by now.
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November 30, 2010 4:54:10 PM

jaguarskx said:
Well since your laptop is from around 1999 - 2001 (I'm guessing), you will not be able to install Windows Vista or Windows 7. That means Windows XP is going to be the most recent OS that you can install. Correct me if I am wrong about the age of your laptop.

You can purchase an OEM version for Win XP Home w/ Service Pack2 for $108 + shipping & tax:

http://www.ecrater.com/p/8956157/microsoft-windows-xp-h...

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) is generally meant for companies (like Dell) to buy and install on PCs that they sell and those companies are responsible for providing you with technical support. Additionally, if you want to install the OS on another PC you will need to contact Microsoft to release to product key so that you can use it again.

Here a full retail version for $144. The difference is that you do not need to ask Microsoft's permission to install on a newer laptop if you decide to "upgrade". I prefer full retail myself since I don't want to be bothered calling Microsoft every time I upgrade.

http://www.computersystems2go.com/ProductDetails.asp?Pr...


Thank you that helps alot.

chuck01
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November 30, 2010 5:21:42 PM

chuck01 said:
Thank you that helps alot.

chuck01



Just to add, if you prefer not to spend money to enrich Bill gates & Co., that there are hundreds of free opensource OS, mainly undeer the collective Linux flag. Many run as LiveCDs so you can experiment with them without installing then do so if you wish. Frequently, they turn up on computer magazine covers. I quite like one called PCLinuxOS which you can download free from http://www.pclinuxos.com.

By the way, you could receive e-mail notification of a new post into your thread - there might be an option to tick somewhere in your Profile page.

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November 30, 2010 6:44:04 PM

Saga Lout said:

Just to add, if you prefer not to spend money to enrich Bill gates & Co., that there are hundreds of free opensource OS, mainly undeer the collective Linux flag. Many run as LiveCDs so you can experiment with them without installing then do so if you wish. Frequently, they turn up on computer magazine covers. I quite like one called PCLinuxOS which you can download free from http://www.pclinuxos.com.

By the way, you could receive e-mail notification of a new post into your thread - there might be an option to tick somewhere in your Profile page.


Thank you.

chuck01
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