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    i am in a bit of a situation.my ant gave me an old pc that she doesnt use anymore.its an hp pavillion and it has windows 95.i was wondering if someone could send me a pm on how to upgrade the computer to a better os and what can i do to put a new hd and junk the old hd.please any help would be great!!

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    John , tell me your not still using Win ME ......... But its a good way to learn by taking an old computer apart . I'd start by finding out what the system specs are, using say Belarc ? That way you have a starting point ,you know memory , cpu that sort of thing . Then go from there . Toms Hardware is a good site to browse for tips on installing a HHD.

    One thing about HP is look at the back of your tower ther should be an sticker with the product # Believe me you will need it for drivers .


    http://www.tomshardware.com/index.html


    Belarc: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,8078,00.asp
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    the computer im trying to work on is running windows 95.will the Belarc Advisor v7.0m work on win95?and the c-drive has only 880mb of space.is there anyway i could upgrade to another os or do i have to get a new hdd?and also is there anyway that i could add memory to the current hdd?o0o0o by the way unfortunetly im still using me..lol

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnq86
    the computer im trying to work on is running windows 95.will the Belarc Advisor v7.0m work on win95?and the c-drive has only 880mb of space.is there anyway i could upgrade to another os or do i have to get a new hdd?and also is there anyway that i could add memory to the current hdd?o0o0o by the way unfortunetly im still using me..lol

    Ya thats old p 100 or p133 ? But I would still try to swap out the HDD , its easy thats how you learn . You can buy an old 4 gb hhd at a swap meet and learn from that ? But till you share the specs it 's a crap shoot .

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    I stopped supporting Win95 about 6 years ago.

    880 MB???

    About the upgrade... forget it. Whatever you do with that thing, it won't do much.

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    if i were to get a bigger hard drive could i take the old hard drive out and put the new one in?i know its not as easy as it sounds but please i need some help.lol this computer stinks!!seriously any help would be great!!!

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    If the HDD is only 880 MBs then the rest of the system is too outdated.

    Probably a 486 or very low end P1.

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    ok im not understanding what that means.can you explain please?and what do you recommend me do without having to spend lots of money?

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    Dont waste your money on anyhting more than 20gigs for that computer...chances are it wont work with anything larger anyway.

    You take out the old drive and put in new one then install Windows on it (98se for something that old).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Dont waste your money on anyhting more than 20gigs for that computer...chances are it wont work with anything larger anyway.

    You take out the old drive and put in new one then install Windows on it (98se for something that old).
    How can you say Windows 98se will run on it? He hasn't told us the specs yet.

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