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i'm about ready to throw in the towel

  1. #11


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    Do I copy from the DVD to the USB? Also I have XP, that tutorial is for windows 7. I have tried to boot from USB and my system says it is not available, so I'm not sure this will help. Any thoughts.

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  2. #12


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    How old is your Win XP PC.
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  3. #13


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    2004. I am seriously considering getting a new laptop. I first thought I could upgrade to winows 8 to help remove a keylogger. After reading the tutorials on the seven forums and using diskpart I was hopeful. Now I've learned that XP will not allow diskpart to run on the main HD. I used it on the backup and it worked fine. Now seeing all the other issues I'm having I may need to move on to a new computer. Just trying to save some cash at the moment. I even tried to rund DBAN to wipe the HD and numerous issues doing that. But one thing at a time. Is it logical to upgrade to windows 8 on this system?
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  4. #14


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    Do you have a PCI-E x16 slot?
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Do you have a PCI-E x16 slot?
    Sorry I''m not sure what your talking about.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by headoperator View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Do you have a PCI-E x16 slot?
    Sorry I''m not sure what your talking about.
    PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    @Theog...

    I just checked the specs for the Dell 370, and apparently it does have PCI-e x16.

    Could the old Intel 925X chipset be an issue with Win 8? I believe some earlier
    Intel chipsets won't work.

    I can't see anything obvious in the specs otherwise....
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  8. #18


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    The onboard video may be to low.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    The onboard video may be to low.
    Or too old, or both....Nvidia Quadro @ 64 or 128MB, apparently, or
    a 128MB ATI V3100, unless he has added a card at a later stage.
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    The onboard video may be to low.
    Or too old, or both....Nvidia Quadro @ 64 or 128MB, apparently, or
    a 128MB ATI V3100, unless he has added a card at a later stage.
    May not be worth upgrading the video.
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