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xp replacement?
« on: May 02, 2015, 03:11:25 pm »
Hi, I have an old HP xp laptop which worked well until I uninstalled Firefox for being a pest and it wrecked the Wi-Fi connection out of spite. I've tried doing a winsock repair but no joy and I'm wondering if there's a Linux version I could replace clunky old windows with and get it back on the net?  Please, words of one syllable as most of this stuff is in Klingon as far as I am concerned. Many thanks.  btw it's an HP Compaq nx6310
(and if anyone knows how to turn off predictive text on a hudl2 that would be terrific too. :-),  thanks again

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Re: xp replacement?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 10:16:09 pm »
Specs on that say 256MB RAM .. is that still the case ?
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Re: xp replacement?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2015, 08:35:02 pm »
Hi no I put two more cards in so I think it's double that. I know it has the maximum it will take.

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Re: xp replacement?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2015, 08:52:54 pm »
If I were you I'd take a look at Peppermint, but I would say that .. I help make it ;)

You should probably get a few opinions, then test drive them from LiveCD's

Most Linux distributions are able to be burned to a CD/DVD then you can boot to a fully working OS running from the CD/DVD so you can get an idea if it'll work properly .. you can then use that CD/DVD as the installation media.
So tray a few and make up your own mind ;)

If you need help creating te LiveCD/LiveDVD .. just ask :)
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Re: xp replacement?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 11:14:05 pm »
Hi again, thanks for your help. I'll give it a try, but possibly not soon. Can I use a memory stick instead of a DVD?

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Re: xp replacement?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 01:12:19 am »
If your PC can boot from a USB stick, sure.

But an awful lot of PC's of the age where they would have come with XP pre-installed weren't able to boot from removable media.
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Re: xp replacement?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2015, 11:23:25 pm »
i can go along with mark peppermint is great but there others

how much do you know linux  wise

because if you know linux well then arch or slackware are a good option debian is a good choice

hope this helps
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