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Windows 7: my father bought an old Acer laptop, need help clearing the laptop

17 Dec 2012   #11

W7 Home Premium 32bit

As long as the XP is SP3, he can install MSE which does a good job with a small footprint.
SP3 will come along with the automatic updates.

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18 Dec 2012   #12

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

What are the chances an old lappy purchased second hand even came with the OEM disks? and if they can or did get them again likely SP1 at best. This is what I ran into as my 2.5" drive crashed and when reloading XP I was told that MS was no longer supporting updates as it was just days I learned past their cut off! I called and said what gives and they just said o'well ! I've since loaded W7 32 on this machine and with it's blazing Pentium and a whopping 1gb of DDR 333 I was amazed that it loaded but have been pleased overall. That's just my situation, good luck with yours.
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