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?-Darwin (November 06, 2007, 07:38 AM)
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.-terribleterryc (November 05, 2007, 10:13 PM)
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?-Armando (November 03, 2007, 12:13 AM)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.-Ralf Maximus (November 06, 2007, 05:53 AM)
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?-Armando (November 03, 2007, 12:13 AM)
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