Well Sir Nigsy methinks you want me to go forth on my trusty white stallion to the valley where the Intel dragon liveth and there draw my blade and commence battle for the honour of England. My chances are slim for I have fought many battles with such creatures but none so devilishly cunning as this one and should I not return then I hope that all will remember me as a gallant and brave warrior
Seriously Nigsy I don't like my chances there mate I've been interested in electronics in fact besotted with them since I first saw the glow of a vacuum tube (valve in English) in my grandfathers acid battery driven wireless. Have done a fair bit with building stereos and such and after a long break and retirement looming have taken up computing and during the last 18 months have picked up lots of little wrinkles like this but mate it has taken me three solid days to get where I have with this machine and to can it now would be a disaster.
If I had the disk and it was just a machine that I was experimenting with then I would give it a go but as the other have said the chipset is the problem being limited to a 1.6 CPU and 1GB RAM and if it all went pear shaped then I would lose nothing but this one belongs to a friend who like I said earns much less than me and couldn't afford to get another one. Perhaps down the track I could slip in a different motherboard to solve the problem - we'll see.
PS Don't you have a message board??