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Post by Trailrunner on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:32 am

Hard drive failing, XP operating system. . .time to rebuild the desktop. All components good to go, just the HD needs to be replaced. I think.

Any recommendations as to who to do it? Any recommendations as to which post XP operating system to have installed?

TIA
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Post by CheenaGringo on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:42 am

You might have a techie check to see if your HP with XP has a sticker with a VISTA key. We are going through a crisis with two XP computers and one WIN 7 computer were all compromised by an attack by the Anonymous group on the City of Albuquerque's network. One Dell XP computer didn't have the VISTA key but the HP did. I am probably wrong but I am under the impression that it is appropriate to upgrade an XP machine to VISTA but not beyond?

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:56 am

Trailrunner wrote:Hard drive failing, XP operating system. . .time to rebuild the desktop.  All components good to go, just the HD needs to be replaced.  I think.  

Any recommendations as to who to do it?  Any recommendations as to which post XP operating system to have installed?

TIA

Frankly, I would buy a new computer versus ever re-building an old one. By the time you buy a hard drive, updated motherboard, RAM, new power supply, etc. etc. you can buy a brand new one with all the latest goodies.
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Post by Trailrunner on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:12 am

Sounds like good advice, where would I go to buy a new desktop? English OS. . .
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Post by sparks on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:03 am

Windows 7 may not have drivers for a bunch of old hardware. I can' get my Lexmark printers to work with it. Rob/Rod (Laguna Net) built a new system for me when I was in Joco. 6k pesos included a flat screen and English everything
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Post by Trailrunner on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:13 am

I remember, Sparks, but Rod doesn't have the shop anymore and is working out of his house now. Don't think he's so into hardware stuff anymore, probably concentrating on his sites now. Thanks.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:42 am

About two years ago, I had Rueben at Computerland build me a new desktop. Before recommending components he asked me what I used my computer for and what I might like to do with a new one. I did not want a whole lot of bells and whistles I would never use and he helped me decide what I should spend my money on. The cost was about 5,000p total--a little under 400 u.s.
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:56 pm

Or Benito(sp) Computers in Ajijic.
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