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Also, tell your boss to get a newer computer! You can get a refurb C2D computer over here for like $200 or so.....
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...OS-1B&cpc=RESX

@GfhTattoo... a gx260 is super slow and has usb 1.1 ports (that you can't boot from). So it is nice that you can load Win7 that fast but it would never happen on a GX260.... it is slow....
You can boot from the GX260 with updated BIOS.
    
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Hey man,

If your boss has more than one dell computer in the company, he'll have some OS dvd's

Dells are actually great for reformatting (as long as you have a dell dvd) and as mentioned before you'll already have the key for xp and xp is preferred for most pre-LGA775 set ups.

If the HDD isn't detected it could be fooked, putting in another computer will verify that, you can do a ghost install by unplugging your boot HDDs and changing the bios so it boots the dvd first and it will install on your home machine, then putting the hdd in your bosses pc should work, you might have to use the Windows Phone activation (which has always been a painless process) this should be a process of elimination, identifying any broken component or hardware malfunction.
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You sure about that!?
I have installed it on crappy computers. I would say it runs about the same as a non striped version of XP as long as you disable the graphical enhancements aka windows classic theme and turn off the visual effects in the advanced settings when you right click computer and go to properties.

Tho hard drive space is a restriction cause it obviously takes more.
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post #24 of 41
Unplug the system, locate the nearest open window and give the dell a good toss.

Then, proceed to place a quote for a replacement (current gen) dell on his desk.
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There are oem cd's uploaded to various unmentionable sites.

I don't know if it's technically illegal or not probably but you have a legit cd key so.
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I don't know if it's technically illegal or not probably but you have a legit cd key so.
haha, technically.....we can bend the rules somewhat when it comes to beloved PC's

But thats right even a DL'd version would still work, you have a genuine key, make sure its the right version (home / professional / 32bit / 64bit ect) - it will say on the sticker.
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haha, technically.....we can bend the rules somewhat when it comes to beloved PC's

But thats right even a DL'd version would still work, you have a genuine key, make sure its the right version (home / professional / 32bit / 64bit ect) - it will say on the sticker.
Another thing i was gonna ask is if that old pc even supported 64 bit lol..... but generally windows 7 install will tell you.

I also want to add matching the OEM so Dell, not to be obvious or nitpicky just don't want to confuse.
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Thanks guys. Im at school now so when I get home I will try everything u guys said out.
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post #29 of 41
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I have installed it on crappy computers. I would say it runs about the same as a non striped version of XP as long as you disable the graphical enhancements aka windows classic theme and turn off the visual effects in the advanced settings when you right click computer and go to properties.

Tho hard drive space is a restriction cause it obviously takes more.
^^I can back this up. I have it on an older machine too
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I haven't had good performance using Windows 7 on older machines, Athlon XP's and P4's.
    
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