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rdee
22-06-2012, 03:59 PM
HI,I have bought a new LapTop & want to use the old one for storage & a backup site.Old LapTop is very cluttered & 'bugy'.Would it be a problem to wipe the harddrive clean & then install Windows 7-it has XP on now.Would appreciate any helpful advice.rdee

1101
22-06-2012, 04:10 PM
3 possible issues: assuming a wipe & clean install

-You WILL have to buy another copy of Win7 (another License)
-some drivers may not be available for Win7 for your old lappy, or they might be rather hard to find
-an old lappy may just be too slow / too old for Win7. It may not be worth the effort.

Generally, if a lappy's that old that it came with XP, then just re-load XP on it

gary67
22-06-2012, 04:19 PM
Or Puppy Linux

rdee
22-06-2012, 04:23 PM
1101 you saved me a lot of $.I have had my old lappy for 9yrs(Win98SE) & it has worked hard & well.I will use my Restore disc & then install only security & a few other bits.Thankyou rdee