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by colinJohn
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: BIOS
Topic: Old Compaq expert required
Replies: 6
Views: 4411

Appreciate the help guys. The elegant way would have been to update the BIOS, format the new drive and re-install XP. However I wasn't confident that the BIOS update would do what I wanted so have installed a PCI IDE card and added the new drive as suggested by T. The reason I chose the Compaq as a ...
by colinJohn
Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: BIOS
Topic: Old Compaq expert required
Replies: 6
Views: 4411

Bl**dy hell 30,000 posts :o

You guys need to start writing the book.........

ROM is 686P2 v2.04

Flashing BIOSs always made me nervous....
by colinJohn
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: BIOS
Topic: Old Compaq expert required
Replies: 6
Views: 4411

Thanks - good idea - I see Maplin do one for £20 (or ebay for £2!) If the BIOS doesn't do it, I I'll go get one. Good to see you still around MR T - 12000+ posts amazing! I put my PC building days behind me a while ago (until this little home server project came up) and spend most of my time with Vo...
by colinJohn
Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: BIOS
Topic: Old Compaq expert required
Replies: 6
Views: 4411

Old Compaq expert required

It's been quite a while since I was last here; good to see some of the old timers still around :-) I seem to remember that there were a couple of chaps here who knew everything about Compaqs........ I have an old but much loved Compaq EN Despro which I was setting up as a server running XP but I've ...
by colinJohn
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Vista! To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 102
Views: 29079

Give up Josh; it doesn't matter who's to blame - the world is obviously not quite ready for Vista yet ;-)

My dad told me never to buy a mark I version of anything. Should have listened.
by colinJohn
Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Vista! To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 102
Views: 29079

colinJohn, just because a computer is brand new does not make it Vista 64 bit ready. Hell there are plenty of brand new computers that won’t even run Vista 32 bit due to older hardware/software, which is still being manufactured and is still in retail shop shelves. I agree, but the label 'Vista R...
by colinJohn
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Vista! To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 102
Views: 29079

friend of mine just downgraded from vista 64 to vista 32 because his (brand new) laptop ran slower with it and didn't support at least 3 of his programmes
by colinJohn
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Vista! To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 102
Views: 29079

Thanks AJ - but I'm not looking for help - I'm just ranting :x M$ knowledge base (but not its sales literature) says that it's not possible to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit software without a clean install. I don't want to do a clean install yet (Yes, I know it's best). Anyway, I can't upgrade or inst...
by colinJohn
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Vista! To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 102
Views: 29079

Now you guys are annoying me as well as M$! The upgrade advisor has no configurable settings. It scans your PC and then tells you what problems you can expect. After the system scan this is what it says. Windows Vista Ultimate is the most complete edition of Windows and a great choice for your PC. I...
by colinJohn
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Vista! To buy or not to buy?
Replies: 102
Views: 29079

Ho hum. One can only assume that Netgear has removed the SC-101s from sale as pretty much every PC sold from here on has Vista. Thank you for choosing NETGEAR, my name is Kumar and I will be your support engineer. Regarding your query we are sorry to inform you that SC101 vista driver are under deve...