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i'm about ready to throw in the towel

  1. #31


    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    @Kat - Thank You! You understand the challenge of getting fresh software to run track on antique hardware. I'm currently running an Evaluation Copy of Win8 CP Build 8250 on a Dell OptiPlex GX 260 from 2003. You can't stretch the limitations any further than mine and I wanna provide positive reinforcement that his application will pony up and install. I'd like to know what kinda CPU he's running because there are heavy duty compatibility issues with some chips that won't run Win8 whatsoever. My guess is that his chip is okay and,with patience, that bad boy will load and run. My name's John and I'll be standing by.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 17
    XP Professional


    Here are my specs,
    Dell Dimension 8250 Purchased in 2004
    Windows XP Pro SP3
    Pentium 4 2.8 GHZ
    2 GB RAM
    Intel Duel SSD's 160 GB 68 GB with Norton Ghost back up, note C drive in use F drive clean, these were added 6/2012.
    NVIDIA GEForce 7300SE/7200GS

    I tried to take back Windows 8 pro to Frys, with no luck. Shoulda known. They said I need to contact Microsoft to discuss the issue. They suggested downloading Windows 8 ISO from Microsoft since I have a purchased key, but no one there knew how to so that. i will try and contact M$ tomorrow.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by headoperator View Post
    Here are my specs,
    Dell Dimension 8250 Purchased in 2004
    Windows XP Pro SP3
    Pentium 4 2.8 GHZ
    2 GB RAM
    Intel Duel SSD's 160 GB 68 GB with Norton Ghost back up, note C drive in use F drive clean, these were added 6/2012.
    NVIDIA GEForce 7300SE/7200GS

    I tried to take back Windows 8 pro to Frys, with no luck. Shoulda known. They said I need to contact Microsoft to discuss the issue. They suggested downloading Windows 8 ISO from Microsoft since I have a purchased key, but no one there knew how to so that. i will try and contact M$ tomorrow.
    Did you see my $350 build earlier? There is no point bothering with an 8yr old system.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 17
    XP Professional


    Yep, thats what I'm thinking.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by headoperator View Post
    Yep, thats what I'm thinking.
    I've sold much newer computers for $20, I wish I had a spare computer to give you.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post

    I've sold much newer computers for $20, .
    I trash newer computers than that.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Acer SA10 Pentium 4 @ 2.8 Ghz.
    SiS 661FX chipset.
    1 GB RAM.
    320 GB hard disk.
    GeForce 5700 graphics card @ 256 MB.
    SB Live! sound-card.
    17" LCD monitor.

    Runs Win 8 CP (32-bit) like a dream.

    Total Cost- $0.00 as I already owned it.

    And, by swapping hard disks, it will (and does)
    run everything from DOS 6/Win 3.1 to Win 8.

    And it also runs my printers and scanner.

    So, why not keep using it?
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  8. #38


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    I tried to take back Windows 8 pro to Frys, with no luck. Shoulda known. They said I need to contact Microsoft to discuss the issue. They suggested downloading Windows 8 ISO from Microsoft since I have a purchased key, but no one there knew how to so that. i will try and contact M$ tomorrow.
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.
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