Installing XP on a Lenovo Laptop


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Gene E. Bloch

Asus EeePC 1005, I've replaced the 160GB stock HD with a 7200 RPM 320GB HD
and it was quite a job, the drive is located under the keyboard and you
almost have to take the netbook apart.

But is a netbook really a laptop? (Personally, I would think so)
We'd have to look at various laptops and netbooks to find out how many are
set up for easy drive removal and how many aren't. A sample of one isn't
much, statistically.

Of course, in this thread, I'm citing my experience on maybe 20 laptops,
which, statistically speaking, isn't all that much better :)

As for whether a netbook is a laptop: Yes. Or maybe No.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

But is a netbook really a laptop? (Personally, I would think so)


Sure. People use the word "netbook" simply to describe a small,
light-weight laptop. Other than size and weight, there's really no
difference between them.
 
S

Seth

Ken Blake said:
Sure. People use the word "netbook" simply to describe a small,
light-weight laptop. Other than size and weight, there's really no
difference between them.

Microsoft says there is a difference and has certain criteria to define it.

Netbook is certainly not just a "small, lightweight notebook". There are
size, processor and power criteria. A "small, lightweight laptop" is a
specific calls of laptop, still above what a netbook is. IBM X-Series is
small and lightweight but doesn't qualify as a netbook.
 
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LD55ZRA

Post back when you've finished high school, moved out of your parents
house, and garnered a few years experience working in the real world.
I have finished high school and now I am in my second year of
Physics BSc degree at London University. I have moved out of my
parents house (I am 19 which you may not know) and am currently
living in College Halls of Residence in Central London. I have
two years experience of Supporting PC and Laptop systems at my
university where I also work part-time in Central Computing
Services Department. We have about 1,000 systems on out network
running all kinds of software applications and operating systems
including Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7 {and
Linux and Unix systems which I have nothing to do with}. I am
fortunate to get both Windows XP and Windows 7 for my exclusive
use though I can't install or uninstall anything on Windows 7
system (but with XP I can do almost anything I want to do) because
it is for a specialist purpose to test Office 2010 beta, and
Visual Studio 2010 which I am using to write Instruction material
for next academic year. I consider this to be a real world
because I see about 1000 systems on a regular basis.

Of course I have my own Dell 2600 system and RM desktop system in
my room on which I can test almost everything before I post
anything here. So my solutions are thtoughly researched and
tested and that is exactly what people can see here.

hth



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John B. Slocomb

Actually, no. Dell's Inspirion line was, if I remember correctly, part
of their low-end consumer-grade offerings. Corporations, in my
experience, have generally purchased from the Latitude product line.

It may be that that particular model stymied your attempts to change the
hard drive, but that one limited experience certainly doesn't entitle
you to broadly condemn all Dell laptops, much less those of other
manufacturers.

Post back when you've finished high school, moved out of your parents
house, and garnered a few years experience working in the real world.

Hate to horn in but I've got a scrap Inspiron laying in the corner.
Requires two screws be removed and the H.D. slides out.

If I can find my screwdriver maybe 2 minutes :)

John B. Slocomb
(johnbslocombatgmaildotcom)
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Microsoft says there is a difference and has certain criteria to define it.

Netbook is certainly not just a "small, lightweight notebook". There are
size, processor and power criteria.

Then your views are different from mine.
 

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