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Hi everyone
I hope this is in the correct forum, my appologies if not but I couldn't work out where to post.

Really I just wanted some advice. I have just been given a laptop. I've never owned one before but can see the advantage of having one, especially for nothing.
Obviously being free it's not exactly the latest model.:o
It's an acer Extensa 710T
Pentium II 233MHz processor
32 MB RAM
3 GB hard disk
Running Windows 95

Now I have it I would like to make the most of it. I understand that upgading the processor in a laptop is generally not feesable is this right?
The RAM can be upgraded to 256 MB fairly cheeply so I was thinking this must be worth doing?
A larger hard disk also sounds sensible.
However it's the OS that I was wondering about. Does anyone think it is worth upgrading to another version of windows? I'm not really sure what it could cope with.

Thanks for any suggestions
Phil

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For such a spec, I'd suggest you go up to Windows 98. The lappy won't be able to handle any other OS upward of Windows 98.

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Cheers Goldeagle, that's just the kind of tip I wanted. Wasn't sure if Millenium was a good idea.

Ta

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Are you sure your laptop supports upto 256 mb ram? something tells me 64 at most, but possibly 128... Did you read that online somewhere?

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Just checked the manual. It says 2x64MB DIMMS => 128MB total.
Guess I'll have to check for sure.
Cheers Nizzy

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