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Old 12-05-2010, 07:00 AM
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Default Updateing Netbook to Newer Windows?

Is it possible? It dosent have a slot for a card or anything... Its also an Verotronics... Says Windows CE OS embedded
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:08 AM
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it would probably be more cost effective to just buy a whole new unit if it still runs Windows CE
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:20 AM
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it would probably be more cost effective to just buy a whole new unit if it still runs Windows CE

Yea? I just got it off a guy for 80 bucks... My main concern in using it is Skype
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:23 AM
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is there anyway you could maybe google it or somthing so we can see some specs? I'll be able to help ya a little better.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:29 AM
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http://www.verotronics.com/products/netbook.html

Heres the main site...
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:30 AM
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Model Number?

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nevermind, guess they only make one model, lol
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:39 AM
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Haha yup... So SOL?
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:49 AM
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With the specs of that, there is no way you could upgrade windows on it at all. Linux is a maybe if you run DSL or the modified version of Ubuntu. 64mb of ram is what i ran back in my first computer with Windows 98 (comp was from 96) and in the end i had to even upgrade that to run stuff.

You might be able to run SKYPE, but i doubt it will run very well.

For the 80 bucks, i hate to break it to ya, but, you may have gotten took to the cleaners. I don't know what you are going to use it for, but 64mb of ram has been unheard of since about 2000, and windows CE is a 14yr old operating system, 2gb of HDD also is VERY small, and will fill up pretty quick if you start installing software.

You can pick up a good netbook off newegg.com for around 200 bucks, that runs windows 7 starter, 1gb of ram 250gb HDD, Intel Atom Processor, and a 10in. screen with Mic and webcam built in. Those are the exact specs of the Gateway (Acer) that i'm using right now and it works pretty damn good.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:26 AM
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In the end though 80 is better than the 300 their charging... :/
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: Updateing Netbook to Newer Windows?

a new OS would cost you around 100 bucks is the cheapest ive seen for windows 7 and you need at least a gig of ram to run that i would just get a netbook
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:13 AM
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Yea Ima look for a diff one... This bish is going on craigslist
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:36 AM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220892

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/MSI+-+Wi...&skuId=9748977

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...l=Price;Price5

Check those out, i've had good luck with stuff from all 3. Like i said in the PM though, Stick with that N450 or N455 processor and Windows 7, you'll be able to run skype as smooth as piss on a platter.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:36 PM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220892

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/MSI+-+Wi...&skuId=9748977

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...l=Price;Price5

Check those out, i've had good luck with stuff from all 3. Like i said in the PM though, Stick with that N450 or N455 processor and Windows 7, you'll be able to run skype as smooth as piss on a platter.
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Kenwood Dash, 10" sub, Infinity speaks
K&N Cold Air, Gibson Exhaust
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: Updateing Netbook to Newer Windows?

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You could run windows XP on it, but you'd have no resources for programs.


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The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Home Edition are:

* Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
* At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
* At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
* CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
* Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
* Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution
* Sound card
* Speakers or headphones
Tried it on a P2 233 with 64 megs of ram, its stable but that computer is too old to be useful (no wifi, no network port).

As far as netbooks, try your luck at walmart, i bought a 10" N455 1Gig RAM with 250Gigs hdd Acer One for 249$ canadian plus tax (279$ in all i think) back in the beginning of summer, anything over that price for these specs is too much to pay considering its old technology.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:46 PM
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No it HAS Wifi on it...Either way its getting sold or pawned for what I payed....
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