Good point, Ralf. In my case, I have two XP install disks but both, sadly, are OEM (HP/Compaq and Gateway). So... I wonder if buying an HP or a Gateway would be the way to go - ie, would the disk install on the newer machine?
I am running Vista Business on AMD64X2 4600 and one GS 7300 and 2GB memory - identical to fOdder's machine. This machine has a 10,000 Raptor Hard Drive and is the SMOOTHEST, most comfortable OS I have ever used for browsing. Everything serious gets done on my XP Pro.As was mentioned earlier, the SPEED of Hard drives is something that never occurred to me. For a battery powered laptop it would seem extremely important as long as there were not significant power requirements.
Quote from: Armando on November 03, 2007, 12:13:37 AMBTW ralph, do you completely discharge your battery before putting it in the freezer, or do you instead charge it ?Thanks in advance... bumpy bumpy bump.Darwin? Ralph?Sorry, been out of town. Shouldn't matter -- charged or uncharged. Just enclose it in a ziplock to prevent condensation, throw it in there overnight, and let it warm up a bit the next day before charging.The warm-up, as I understand it, isn't strictly necessary but kinder to electronics that you want to keep for awhile. Kind of like starting your car on a sub-zero day. In the case of a sticky harddrive as described above, I'm guessing you probably WANT the induced hyphothermic shock to wake things up.
BTW ralph, do you completely discharge your battery before putting it in the freezer, or do you instead charge it ?Thanks in advance... bumpy bumpy bump.Darwin? Ralph?
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