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by Well Worn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?
Replies: 341
Views: 293532

Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

I was looking on Newegg and seeing mixed reviews on drives of all flavors. I was thinking of WD Black or Red rather than Blue, just because WD has (had) a good name, but several reviewers have reported failed Red drives right out of the box, one including the RMA replacement too. Hitachi (Travelstar...
by Well Worn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?
Replies: 341
Views: 293532

Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Her 8.1 box has been out of service for the past couple months with 1TB HD failing (strange how the bigger the drives, the sooner they seem to die). Finally got it to my favorite geek to salvage the personal data; still have to source a good quality replacement HD and reload, though not quite sure h...
by Well Worn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?
Replies: 341
Views: 293532

Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

That's another thing, her XP laptop was already resource (mostly memory) burdened after getting service pack 3. That's why she decided to get a new one. From what you and others have said, 7 seems to be a LOT more practically functional than either 8 or 10, even if it is already at end of support. W...
by Well Worn
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?
Replies: 341
Views: 293532

Re: So you want to install Windows 10 on an XP?

Berger, thanks for posting in detail the problems you've been having. I've been listening to the hype (official reviews) for weeks, and been dubious. While my own computer is far too old and hardware limited to "upgrade" (*cough*), the better half set aside her aging XP laptop (looks to be about the...
by Well Worn
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do not install last MSE update to avoid XP End Warning box
Replies: 3
Views: 9455

Re: Do not install last MSE update to avoid XP End Warning b

Wish I'd known this before the wife's middle/old laptop auto-updated. Then again, she rarely uses it anymore, and the only time it bothers me is when she is bothered by it. Mine is absolutely antique enough to have an RS232 and LPT port, and thus is too hardware deficient to run XP. Most people are ...
by Well Worn
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intro and thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 3687

Intro and thanks

Just an introductory note. I found this site in a google search for an explanation of the yx805 chip. I used to tinker with Qbasic years ago but ran out of 'spare time' when I became a dad, and have even less time now that they have all left the nest. Still do some PLC programing/editing as need req...