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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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give me some tips.......

i have a computer i got from someone on here that didn't have an o/s. i can't get Windows on it, but, i was able to put Linux on it. is there anything i can do to get windows on it?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 10:27 AM
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What processor? Memory? Hard drive?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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it is a Dell demension desktop, 1ghz, 256mb ram with a 20gb HD

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 12:43 PM
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it is a Dell demension desktop, 1ghz, 256mb ram with a 20gb HD
Why could you not put Windows 2000/XP/etc on it?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Why could you not put Windows 2000/XP/etc on it?

it wouldn't load on the HD for some reason. gave the drive to friends and he put Linux on it for me. it loads fine, but i tried to put XP pro on it, and it would get to about 90% loaded and then say it can't copy these files. when i put a drive that has XP on it, it won't load, it just shows a black screen with the cursor at the top left

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it wouldn't load on the HD for some reason. gave the drive to friends and he put Linux on it for me. it loads fine, but i tried to put XP pro on it, and it would get to about 90% loaded and then say it can't copy these files. when i put a drive that has XP on it, it won't load, it just shows a black screen with the cursor at the top left
What file system does the drive have?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2006, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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What file system does the drive have?
well, last night i was able to get XP to load on the HD. it is up and running with Windows now. thanks guys

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