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Windows 7: Old machine, need advice

22 Sep 2013   #1

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Old machine, need advice

Any suggestions on what to do with an old donated Dell computer?
Dell 3000. The system has had the xp software wiped 7 times.
Was wondering if I could maybe buy Vista and get it going again and then donate it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2013   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I have 4 Dell 3000 computers that were donated to me. They will run best with XP or XP-Prof. Vista would be memory & hardware needy!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601

This thread might interest you, If you read all of the pages you will see some people got it working without upgrading their hardware
Will Windows 7 work on dell dimension 3000?
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