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Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by KP4SX, Oct 14, 2021.

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  1. KA9JLM

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    It sounded to me like the machine had (came with) XP on it and it was updated to 7. The sticker has the key for the XP OEM build.

    HAL can be manipulated easy on XP, But not so much on 7. Hardware Mismatch can happen.

    Now a days, I will just buy a new computer instead of upgrading to a newer OS that the hardware was not made for.

    At least a new computer is cheaper than what I paid for the older one. :) Reliability yet to be seen...
  2. WA9SVD

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    A complete computer NOW (WITH all the goodies) co$ts less than a 20 MB (NOT GB!) hard drive and Turbo-XT motherboard originally cost.:( And THAT didn't account for the added cost of the keyboard, floppy disk drives, controller cards, case, rodent, and of course, (legitimate) DOS 3.2 and Windoze 3.1:mad:
    But if the fellow restored the machine with his Win 7 key, he mayd be able to upgrade it digitally immediately to Win 7. If he somehow (legitimately) upgraded a machine from XP to Win 7, then a "restore' to Win 7 should work, as Win 7 may now come with a "digital" ID and doesn't requite re-activation on the same machine. But the real question is, how well will an XP-era machine work with Win 7, even if there ARE no hardware issues? a further upgrade to Win 10 is out of the question!
    I'm assuming my Win 8.1 machines MAY be Win 10 capable when 8.1 gets written off by M$, in another year or two, but I kind of doubt it. Even the AMD Phenon 64 quad-core box will be excruciatingly slow:(, it is NOW that I'm accustomed to using a Win 10 machine with an :eek:i7-7700.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2021
  3. WA4SIX

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    I have 2 XP netbooks that run WIN10 just fine.

  4. W5UAA

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    I've re-installed Win 7 with a legitimate key several times and I still had to dial the 1-800 number to get a new key to activate it.

    What does that suggest? Or imply?

    Think about it.
  5. WA9SVD

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    Yes, that may well be true, but how well, and at what speed?
  6. WA9SVD

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    YMMV, but apparently, you were at least able to get a new "key," or did you have to pay for it? Depending on certain details you may or may not have to call to activate a replacement install, but you shouldn't have had to pay extra...
    Things (sorta) improved with Win 10, IF (and it's a BIG "IF,") you have a M$ account.
  7. NG1H

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    That's always been the case for most (all?) of the consumer licenses. Especially if you do it over a relatively short period of time. But it has also always been a fairly painless process too. The implication is that they are doing a pretty good job of balancing piracy prevention with the "PITA" factor.
  8. KC3TEC

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    That in a nut shell is the problem with windows based machines!.
    every sith ware os that comes out is designed to shun the older equipment and couple the fact that support for the older os ends way too soon you are being herded into buying all new shiny gear.
    think about it! those of you who still run windows have to deal with this issue all the time.

    in the mean time Im running a LINUX os that just came out two years ago (Peppermint 10) and im running it on a 15 year old computer.
    It runs circles around my wifes win10 machine and my sons new system with win11
    you can even get ham radio apps from its synaptic package manager FREE
    and Peppermint 10 is FREE

    anyhow run what you want with os's but remember they have their ups and downs.
  9. KC3TEC

    KC3TEC Ham Member QRZ Page

    exactly! I never buy mine complete, I always build them to suit my needs.
  10. WA4SIX

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    As fast as I need to surf the web & watch Netflix at 1080 HD.
    Outside of a faster WIFI card & an SSD, both are stock.

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