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  • @win32 said: Coming from a much later era, my elementary schools had IBM NetVista desktops with Williamette P4s (some were celerons) and 256 or 512 MB of RAM, running Windows XP Pro SP2/3 unbearably slow. I remember being very impatient and attem…
  • I attempted to install build 2446 and got a real time clock error right after changing the date to 02/25/2001. Following the error the clock reset to 01/01/2001. I tired installing twice and got this error both times. I ended up changing the date to…
  • @win32 said: Whistler is possible with official win2k drivers that work with its earlier SPs, but BWC's unofficial drivers that require his extended core will probably be a no go. NT5 is probably a big no; the earliest builds probably need…
  • Yesterday, my dad went to Staples (still open) to buy DVDs, and it looks like 4008 is the highest pre-reset build it can do. 4015 gave me a BSOD during the installation, but it was early enough in the installation to not ruin already-installed 4008.…
  • Well, I successfully installed Longhorn build 3683 on the ThinkPad. I wonder if it might support any drivers. I'm afraid that might be doubtful, though.
  • @win32 said: You may want to try with DVDs since they may be confused by USB. I know that 3683/3718 wouldn't let me access my 1 TB external HDDs. Can't remember what they did for my 16 GB flash drives. 48bit LBA shouldn't be the issue, since it w…
  • Well, I attempted to install build 3683 and got a Blue Screen of Death. UPDATE: WinSetupFromUSB won't recognize builds 4008-5231. It did recognize Vista build 5270 so I'll try that next. UPDATE 2: 5270 also gave me a BSOD. UPDATE 3: Vista b…
  • Well, XP is now installed, along with the audio and video drivers. I don't plan to use the Internet on XP on this machine for safety reasons. Am thinking about putting Windows Longhorn on it. What are the best Longhorn builds for my ThinkPad?
  • Well, I plan to install WinXP SP3 on it from a USB stick (I have no blank discs yet and am feeling impatient at the moment). I would like a link to a safe place where I can find drivers (does Lenovo still have the drivers available on their site?…
  • As of today, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s with 4 GB of RAM and a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor finally came! But ugh, it is running Windows 10.
  • I had to go to a videoconferencing site today and had to use it in Chrome. The other person I talked to with my computer couldn't get it to work in another browser (probably M$ Edge (pre-Chromium)) so he had to download Chrome. The site even SAID th…
  • As of today, the T420 is on its way. The post office where the seller is located has received the laptop and it should come to us the day after tomorrow.
  • My dad is placing an order for a Lenovo ThinkPad T420. eBay says it will come in 6 days.
  • My dad is placing an order for a Lenovo ThinkPad T420. eBay says it will come in 6 days.
  • Update: looks like even that store is temporarily closed as their reaction to the coronavirus.
  • Tomorrow I will be going to Arizona State University's surplus store to see if they have any pre-T440 ThinkPads. (Yes, it is still open despite recent coronavirus fears (really people overreacting about it). This might have to do with the fact that …
  • Typing this from my computer as I'm trying to shift most of my usage back to my computer. I just had trouble logging into this forum on Firefox on my phone. After I logged in, the forum's homepage showed that I was logged in, but it acted weird. Whe…
  • Right now my dad is looking at old laptops on Amazon. Two of the laptops he looked at were: A Dell Latitude D620 running Windows XP A Lenovo ThinkPad T400 selling for $95 A Dell Latitude D530 Side note: he seemed to have forgot at least some o…
  • My dad still doesn't want to buy me a ThinkPad. He still thinks they're too difficult to fix and that too many things can go wrong that he can't fix. Also he still thinks they're too old even after telling him most of the disadavntages of the new st…
  • My dad found found a T60 on eBay for about $100, in not-so-great condition, but at least working, running Ubuntu. And his latest excuses not to get it are: "Too many things will break that I can't fix." and "It is a waste of money." (I told him abou…
  • I forgot to mention this but on another forum, I heard that it is possible to replace the T61's hinges with T60 ones. That same post also implied that the T60 has better hinges than the T61.
  • @yourepicfailure said: @Conrad Even though you stated you want a classic, I wouldn't recommend it for now. I personally would recommend a machine in the **30 or **20 series. I thought you also recommended the X61 Tablet (even though t…
  • I had a conversation last night with my dad, and just asked again today. My dad would still rather get me a new computer or phone, and he thinks getting an old computer isn't practical. In addition, he thinks taking it into a repair shop would be e…
  • I still want to know: what were the first Presario models when the line was introduced in 1993? Also would like to see where I can find a complete list of all Compaq machines, perhaps with all their specs. Thanks.
  • @win32 said: The "R" series ThinkPads apparently have a lower build quality than say a T or Z series ThinkPad. Personally I think that the T60 with its dual-core CPU would be a better option, as it is still able to watch HD video, browse t…
  • I aksed my dad again and he said that he would rather buy me a new fancy computer. Looks like my dad doesn't see the point of buying an old computer when there is a point. I could also shoot for an IBM desktop. Even though this thread more so con…
  • I'd like to mention that I don't have any old computers. All there is is a 2018 Lenovo Ideacentre all-in-one and my brother's 2019 HP laptop (both running Windows 10).
  • @jafir said: Is 1993 a typo? I’ve got a compaq portable from ten years before that, 1983. In the 1990s and early 2000s and probably all the way until today, there was a very big difference between business machines and home machines. Compaq des…
  • Microsoft has not yet released the rights for XP, and as of a few months ago its market share is at 3.77%.
  • Lenovo Ideacentre AIO 330-20AST 1.8 GHz AMD E2-9000 Radeon R2 processor 4 GB of RAM (3.87 GB usable) 464 GB hard drive DVD-RW drive 4 USB ports + 1 HDMI port + 1 Ethernet port Windows 10 Home 1903 x64