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ianhnz
23-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Hi guys.
I have a Panasonic CF-50 Lappy, running XP Home.
I just found it, today, been missing for a few months.
Seems to start up, okay, but still slow as.
I have a few versions of Linux I thought I'd try, plus a BSD operating system and nothing seems to start up.
DVD seems okay and shows installation on screen, but doesn't run.
Any ideas?
:thanks
Ian

Speedy Gonzales
23-04-2014, 01:23 PM
Probably doesnt support Linux. Only Win2k and XP

ianhnz
23-04-2014, 01:41 PM
Probably doesnt support Linux. Only Win2k and XP

Hi Speedy.
Well, that would be a pain it the whatsit?
Supposed to have XP pro, on it, but last year me windos died and I loaded XP Home, on it.
Don't suppose theres much differance?

Speedy Gonzales
23-04-2014, 01:55 PM
There's quite a few diffs between Pro and Home (http://winsupersite.com/article/windows-xp2/windows-xp-home-edition-vs-professional-edition-whats-the-difference-127994)

Speedy Gonzales
23-04-2014, 02:04 PM
So you've got a linux dvd or cd?? If its a DVD does this laptop have a dvd?? Not just a cd?

ianhnz
23-04-2014, 03:50 PM
There's quite a few diffs between Pro and Home (http://winsupersite.com/article/windows-xp2/windows-xp-home-edition-vs-professional-edition-whats-the-difference-127994)

If I have to stay, with XP, I'd rather pro but don't have the pro software.
Tried doing a Google, but so much (sorry) crap comes up I gave up.
I've got the Pro sticker on the base, any idea where I can get the software?

ianhnz
23-04-2014, 03:51 PM
So you've got a linux dvd or cd?? If its a DVD does this laptop have a dvd?? Not just a cd?

No, I downloaded and burnt the DVD.
I've made a few, over the years, so do know how to do it :)
Yes, Lappy has a DVD read/writter

Speedy Gonzales
23-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Unless youre going to pay for XP, you'll have to pirate Pro if you want it

ianhnz
23-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Unless youre going to pay for XP, you'll have to pirate Pro if you want it

I know you can download 7 & 8 from microsoft, so why can't we download XP?
I have the, product key, so that legal, isn't it?

wainuitech
23-04-2014, 06:06 PM
MS didn't make the ISO's available for XP. That only happened later on with Vista onwards.

The product key is legal as long as its on the Lappy so thats Fine.

ianhnz
23-04-2014, 06:09 PM
MS didn't make the ISO's available for XP. That only happened later on with Vista onwards.

The product key is legal as long as its on the Lappy so thats Fine.

Yep, the product key sticker, is on the base.
Any idea where I can get a copy of XP Pro?
Thanks

wainuitech
23-04-2014, 06:22 PM
Maybe :)

Alex B
23-04-2014, 06:46 PM
Pro isn't going to change the speed of your laptop over home. It's just an old single core laptop at the end of the day, that's why it's slow. What processor and how much ram has it got?

ianhnz
23-04-2014, 07:00 PM
Pro isn't going to change the speed of your laptop over home. It's just an old single core laptop at the end of the day, that's why it's slow. What processor and how much ram has it got?
I think, from memory about a 1.2 processor, but only has 512 ram.
I took a few covers off it butt, today and can't find anywhere to put more ram, in it.
Linux, I understand, can run faster, so thanking I might have to do that.