Originally Posted by error10
You already have a product key on the bottom of the laptop. Just use that with a clean copy of XP Home. Or use the recovery disc and delete all the junk yourself. Or use the nLite option suggested earlier.
Yeah, that would be nice, but I don't have a copy of XP Home. If I did, then I wouldn't be asking, and this thread wouldn't exist.
And as for the recovery CD, it's beginning to look more and more like I'll probably just use it, and then uninstall everything she doesn't use. But
, the only problem with that is the fact that it will definitely set the computer back to the way it came from the manufacturer, which means the 50GB hdd will have the most ignorant and stupid partition ever: C:\\ is significantly
smaller than D:\\. Partition D: is about 95% of the HDD. In fact, C is so small that Defrag complains that there's not enough space to do its best job.
Originally Posted by TestECull
Just install XP Pro and get it over with. Won't hurt anything.
Then work to buy Vista for your sig rig so you can quit wasting a good chunk of your ram and the 64-bit goodness of your hardware.
Ok, first: The copy of XP Pro SP2 Retail that I have is currently installed on my sig rig. I will be unable to legally activate it on my mom's laptop. And I am absolutely uninterested in breaking any laws just to get my copy to Activate on her laptop.
2nd, I absolutely, positively refuse to use Vista. I hope nobody else suggests it because that would just be a waste of time.
3rd: I purchased this memory KNOWING that I would only see up to 3.25GB of it (but I only see 2.75GB). I wasn't chasing after the increased capacity. I was after the performance and quality of it. I found it very hard to do better than this kit. Besides, I have a feeling I may be trying XP 64 bit in the future, but I dunno for sure. I hear that it can break some games and other things just because of incompatibility.
Thank you anyway.Edited by TwoCables - 12/26/08 at 2:22pm