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Posted: 10/1/2014 11:14:08 AM EST

I can't find my friggin' XP Pro disk, so I might have to buy another disk.

Should I stick with XP or spend the extra cash for Windows 7?

Computer is hella old, 2gb RAM, good video card, but that's about it.

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:14:51 AM EST
format c
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:15:59 AM EST
Don't buy Win7; buy a completely new computer. It's time.

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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:18:55 AM EST
New boxed versions of Windows 7 stopped shipping yesterday so if you want one grab it now.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:19:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Iram:
Don't buy Win7; buy a completely new computer. It's time.

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Nooooo!

Dude, look how cool my case is:



I guess I could get a new MB, a new Graphics card, a new Chip, and new power supply.

But, I'm cheap.

This will mostly be for screwing around with GIMP and some old school gaming. Homeworld, AVP2, etc.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:21:49 AM EST
Buy a new box. I bought one yesterday.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:23:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2014 11:24:21 AM EST by TacticalHeater]
Uhhh why are you still on XP?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:25:34 AM EST
Why do you need another disk for XP?

If all you're doing is GIMP and old games I wouldn't spend extra for 7 personally. But I would consider disconnecting the PC from the internet.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:27:37 AM EST
linux mint 17.

won't cost you anything.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:29:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By NathanL:
New boxed versions of Windows 7 stopped shipping yesterday so if you want one grab it now.
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Get your pre-ban Windows 7 while you still can

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:30:43 AM EST
what year is this?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:31:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By davisac:
Why do you need another disk for XP?

If all you're doing is GIMP and old games I wouldn't spend extra for 7 personally. But I would consider disconnecting the PC from the internet.
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I bought a XP Pro disk with unused key from an Arfcommer.

Installed it, been running for awhile, but I partitioned the C drive too small, so it got full and now it's crashing/unstable.

I have an older HD I want to reinstall XP on, but I can't find the motherfucking disk which should be right in this motherfucking drawer and I've been tearing the house apart.

So, I'm looking at buying another XP pro on Ebay.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:32:21 AM EST

Order a refurbished Dell with win 7 from walmart. It will probably be cheaper than trying to buy win 7. Hold out on spending big money till win 9 or whatever they call it is out.

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:33:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


I bought a XP Pro disk with unused key from an Arfcommer.

Installed it, been running for awhile, but I partitioned the C drive too small, so it got full and now it's crashing/unstable.

I have an older HD I want to reinstall XP on, but I can't find the motherfucking disk which should be right in this motherfucking drawer and I've been tearing the house apart.

So, I'm looking at buying another XP pro on Ebay.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By davisac:
Why do you need another disk for XP?

If all you're doing is GIMP and old games I wouldn't spend extra for 7 personally. But I would consider disconnecting the PC from the internet.


I bought a XP Pro disk with unused key from an Arfcommer.

Installed it, been running for awhile, but I partitioned the C drive too small, so it got full and now it's crashing/unstable.

I have an older HD I want to reinstall XP on, but I can't find the motherfucking disk which should be right in this motherfucking drawer and I've been tearing the house apart.

So, I'm looking at buying another XP pro on Ebay.


If you have the key but can't find the disk just download an ISO file from online.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:33:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/1/2014 11:33:48 AM EST by Merc1973]
Linux Mint Debian.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:34:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By davisac:


If you have the key but can't find the disk just download an ISO file from online.
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Originally Posted By davisac:
Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By davisac:
Why do you need another disk for XP?

If all you're doing is GIMP and old games I wouldn't spend extra for 7 personally. But I would consider disconnecting the PC from the internet.


I bought a XP Pro disk with unused key from an Arfcommer.

Installed it, been running for awhile, but I partitioned the C drive too small, so it got full and now it's crashing/unstable.

I have an older HD I want to reinstall XP on, but I can't find the motherfucking disk which should be right in this motherfucking drawer and I've been tearing the house apart.

So, I'm looking at buying another XP pro on Ebay.


If you have the key but can't find the disk just download an ISO file from online.


The key was in the slip cover/case for the XP Pro CD.



Pisses me off, I can't find the thing.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:34:18 AM EST
You need a new computer son. Then get 7 or most likely 8.1.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:34:21 AM EST
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Nooooo!

Dude, look how cool my case is:

http://www.overclockersonline.net/images/articles/coolermaster/tac-t01/large/exterior_front1.jpg

I guess I could get a new MB, a new Graphics card, a new Chip, and new power supply.

But, I'm cheap.

This will mostly be for screwing around with GIMP and some old school gaming. Homeworld, AVP2, etc.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By Iram:
Don't buy Win7; buy a completely new computer. It's time.

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Nooooo!

Dude, look how cool my case is:

http://www.overclockersonline.net/images/articles/coolermaster/tac-t01/large/exterior_front1.jpg

I guess I could get a new MB, a new Graphics card, a new Chip, and new power supply.

But, I'm cheap.

This will mostly be for screwing around with GIMP and some old school gaming. Homeworld, AVP2, etc.
Nah. Relegate it to an old gaming box. Homeworld is a pain to get running properly on windows 7.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:35:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Merc1973:
Linux Mint Debian.
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I'm on a Mac laptop right now, so what do I do, DL Debian, burn a CD, and pop it in?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:36:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:36:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
The key was in the slip cover/case for the XP Pro CD.



Pisses me off, I can't find the thing.
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http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

This will find the existing key in the registry and you can write it down somewhere "safe."
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:37:48 AM EST
If you're as cheap as I am, shop the big box stores that sell computers for floor model closeouts. I picked up a nice Lenovo for a fraction of the cost at Staples.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:40:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


I'm on a Mac laptop right now, so what do I do, DL Debian, burn a CD, and pop it in?
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By Merc1973:
Linux Mint Debian.


I'm on a Mac laptop right now, so what do I do, DL Debian, burn a CD, and pop it in?


yes, but you have to have your bios set to boot from the drive. never messed with a mac, but it should run linux quite well.

Lubuntu might be a better option for a laptop since it was designed around laptop use. I'm using lubuntu now on a old toshiba core 2 duo I thought was ready for the junk pile as it wouldn't even run the OS it came with worth a damn (vista). works great now.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:40:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By davisac:


http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

This will find the existing key in the registry and you can write it down somewhere "safe."
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Originally Posted By davisac:
Originally Posted By RarestRX:
The key was in the slip cover/case for the XP Pro CD.



Pisses me off, I can't find the thing.


http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

This will find the existing key in the registry and you can write it down somewhere "safe."


Problem is, the PC crashes before I can launch things. It keeps coming up with "Windows just recovered from a serious error" and then in goes black and reboots.

It's FUBAR'd.

Best I can hope for is to get a new XP Pro disk, install it on the old HD, use my newer HD as a slave, so I can keep all my old porn files.

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Originally Posted By AgeOne:


yes, but you have to have your bios set to boot from the drive. never messed with a mac, but it should run linux quite well.

Lubuntu might be a better option for a laptop since it was designed around laptop use. I'm using lubuntu now on a old toshiba core 2 duo I thought was ready for the junk pile as it wouldn't even run the OS it came with worth a damn (vista). works great now.
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Originally Posted By AgeOne:
Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By Merc1973:
Linux Mint Debian.


I'm on a Mac laptop right now, so what do I do, DL Debian, burn a CD, and pop it in?


yes, but you have to have your bios set to boot from the drive. never messed with a mac, but it should run linux quite well.

Lubuntu might be a better option for a laptop since it was designed around laptop use. I'm using lubuntu now on a old toshiba core 2 duo I thought was ready for the junk pile as it wouldn't even run the OS it came with worth a damn (vista). works great now.


No no, I surf the Internet on the Mac, I use the PC for GIMP and old games.

I can use the Mac to burn the disk for the PC...
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:42:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
read something about MS dropping support for win7 jan 2015. don't run didn't read for details.
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You will still get security patches through January 14, 2020 though.

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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:42:42 AM EST
Just go with a free OS for that dinosaur, like Ubuntu.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:42:46 AM EST
Get win 7, convert xp-pro to a virtual machine, and have the best of both worlds.
(And find that disk.)
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:45:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


I'm on a Mac laptop right now, so what do I do, DL Debian, burn a CD, and pop it in?
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By Merc1973:
Linux Mint Debian.


I'm on a Mac laptop right now, so what do I do, DL Debian, burn a CD, and pop it in?



Yes, you can try it out by running the OS off the CD. If you like it then install it using the same disc. If you have a good internet connection, DL only takes 15-20 minutes. The installed version will be soo much faster than running of the CD. You can also keep your Mac OS and run a Dual boot to switch back and forth between operating systems. It's free!!! Plus when they update the version it just installs the the update (rolling update) to your system instead of reinstalling the latest edition like other Linux systems (Ubuntu, regular Mint)

http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php
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Originally Posted By davisac:


http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

This will find the existing key in the registry and you can write it down somewhere "safe."
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Originally Posted By davisac:
Originally Posted By RarestRX:
The key was in the slip cover/case for the XP Pro CD.



Pisses me off, I can't find the thing.


http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

This will find the existing key in the registry and you can write it down somewhere "safe."
This
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:46:49 AM EST
New PC and/or Windows 7.

If you don't care about it not having any horsepower, and it's just a secondary PC to play with, that's fine, but don't install XP again.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:47:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Problem is, the PC crashes before I can launch things. It keeps coming up with "Windows just recovered from a serious error" and then in goes black and reboots.

It's FUBAR'd.

Best I can hope for is to get a new XP Pro disk, install it on the old HD, use my newer HD as a slave, so I can keep all my old porn files.

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If you're having this much trouble with it just download one of the linux distros and put that on there then. (and if you ever find the XP disk you can run your games in a virtual machine or something. i doubt they're very intensive).

Try "Xubuntu" or "Mint XFCE"
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:50:17 AM EST
I bought a win 8 64 and 32 bit disks with key off a guy on craigslist for 20 dollars .oem retail disks,not pirated shit.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:51:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


No no, I surf the Internet on the Mac, I use the PC for GIMP and old games.

I can use the Mac to burn the disk for the PC...
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By AgeOne:
Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By Merc1973:
Linux Mint Debian.


I'm on a Mac laptop right now, so what do I do, DL Debian, burn a CD, and pop it in?


yes, but you have to have your bios set to boot from the drive. never messed with a mac, but it should run linux quite well.

Lubuntu might be a better option for a laptop since it was designed around laptop use. I'm using lubuntu now on a old toshiba core 2 duo I thought was ready for the junk pile as it wouldn't even run the OS it came with worth a damn (vista). works great now.


No no, I surf the Internet on the Mac, I use the PC for GIMP and old games.

I can use the Mac to burn the disk for the PC...


yeah, your just burning a ISO. a quick search for your OS type and it should show you how to burn a ISO.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:55:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


I bought a XP Pro disk with unused key from an Arfcommer.

Installed it, been running for awhile, but I partitioned the C drive too small, so it got full and now it's crashing/unstable.

I have an older HD I want to reinstall XP on, but I can't find the motherfucking disk which should be right in this motherfucking drawer and I've been tearing the house apart.

So, I'm looking at buying another XP pro on Ebay.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By davisac:
Why do you need another disk for XP?

If all you're doing is GIMP and old games I wouldn't spend extra for 7 personally. But I would consider disconnecting the PC from the internet.


I bought a XP Pro disk with unused key from an Arfcommer.

Installed it, been running for awhile, but I partitioned the C drive too small, so it got full and now it's crashing/unstable.

I have an older HD I want to reinstall XP on, but I can't find the motherfucking disk which should be right in this motherfucking drawer and I've been tearing the house apart.

So, I'm looking at buying another XP pro on Ebay.


Just resize your partition
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Originally Posted By ManMan:


Just resize your partition
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By davisac:
Why do you need another disk for XP?

If all you're doing is GIMP and old games I wouldn't spend extra for 7 personally. But I would consider disconnecting the PC from the internet.


I bought a XP Pro disk with unused key from an Arfcommer.

Installed it, been running for awhile, but I partitioned the C drive too small, so it got full and now it's crashing/unstable.

I have an older HD I want to reinstall XP on, but I can't find the motherfucking disk which should be right in this motherfucking drawer and I've been tearing the house apart.

So, I'm looking at buying another XP pro on Ebay.


Just resize your partition


I can do that?



The computer is hella unstable, something is seriously fucked with it.

It even crashes in SAFE mode.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:00:51 PM EST
I'd switch off of XP purely because of the security risk. Microsoft stopped supporting XP (and thus, stopped releasing security related patches) around last July or so.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:05:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


Nooooo!

Dude, look how cool my case is:

http://www.overclockersonline.net/images/articles/coolermaster/tac-t01/large/exterior_front1.jpg

I guess I could get a new MB, a new Graphics card, a new Chip, and new power supply.

But, I'm cheap.

This will mostly be for screwing around with GIMP and some old school gaming. Homeworld, AVP2, etc.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By Iram:
Don't buy Win7; buy a completely new computer. It's time.

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Nooooo!

Dude, look how cool my case is:

http://www.overclockersonline.net/images/articles/coolermaster/tac-t01/large/exterior_front1.jpg

I guess I could get a new MB, a new Graphics card, a new Chip, and new power supply.

But, I'm cheap.

This will mostly be for screwing around with GIMP and some old school gaming. Homeworld, AVP2, etc.


Cheap? For the cost of a new computer you can buy those parts, but the upgraded versions. If you know how to do it, I would build a budget PC. Just grab an Intel i5 with motherboard, decent power supply, and decent graphics card. Should be pretty inexpensive honestly


OR image your current computer, upgrade the harddrive, and reinstall that image on the harddrive. Done.
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Originally Posted By SOMT:


Cheap? For the cost of a new computer you can buy those parts, but the upgraded versions. If you know how to do it, I would build a budget PC. Just grab an Intel i5 with motherboard, decent power supply, and decent graphics card. Should be pretty inexpensive honestly

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Originally Posted By RarestRX:
Originally Posted By Iram:
Don't buy Win7; buy a completely new computer. It's time.

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Nooooo!

Dude, look how cool my case is:

http://www.overclockersonline.net/images/articles/coolermaster/tac-t01/large/exterior_front1.jpg

I guess I could get a new MB, a new Graphics card, a new Chip, and new power supply.

But, I'm cheap.

This will mostly be for screwing around with GIMP and some old school gaming. Homeworld, AVP2, etc.


Cheap? For the cost of a new computer you can buy those parts, but the upgraded versions. If you know how to do it, I would build a budget PC. Just grab an Intel i5 with motherboard, decent power supply, and decent graphics card. Should be pretty inexpensive honestly



I built this one with Newegg parts back in...geebus....2005? 2004?

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Buy a new computer with 7.
Skip all even numbered and named versions of Windows.
Wait for Windows 9.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:14:32 PM EST

Okay, I'm looking at burning a Ubuntu DVD.

Do I want 32 bit or 64 bit?

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:15:46 PM EST
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You will be waiting a while then. They decided to go right to 10.

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Okay, I'm looking at burning a Ubuntu DVD.

Do I want 32 bit or 64 bit?

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32bit if it's as old as you say. What CPU do you have in there?

And ETA: I would recommend Xubuntu not plain Ubuntu.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:18:26 PM EST
Time for a new one.


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Originally Posted By davisac:


32bit if it's as old as you say. What CPU do you have in there?
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Originally Posted By davisac:
Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Okay, I'm looking at burning a Ubuntu DVD.

Do I want 32 bit or 64 bit?



32bit if it's as old as you say. What CPU do you have in there?


I want to say AMD Athlon XP 2600+.

It's old.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:20:51 PM EST
Unfortunately, I don't think Windows 7 was ever available on floppy disk.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:21:07 PM EST
32bit then.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:21:41 PM EST
thats a 32 bit processor.
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Why do I want Xubuntu vs. Ubuntu?

Ubuntu's website looks better.

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 12:24:22 PM EST
xubuntu is a lighter OS, will work better on the older hardware you have.
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Originally Posted By RarestRX:


I want to say AMD Athlon XP 2600+.

It's old.
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Originally Posted By davisac:
Originally Posted By RarestRX:

Okay, I'm looking at burning a Ubuntu DVD.

Do I want 32 bit or 64 bit?



32bit if it's as old as you say. What CPU do you have in there?


I want to say AMD Athlon XP 2600+.

It's old.

Good luck with Ubuntu. I tried to run a live disc on my 2500+ system (still stable and rock solid running XP Home) and it wouldn't go.
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