I’m now sitting in my local library and thought I would try one of these forum things, they are supposed to be helpful – so here goes people.
I am having problems installing Windows “XP Home. I just bought the whole package from PC World for £79.99 along with the “Plus! Pack which the young chap recommended for £45.99. I think everything’s in place and I was all set to install however I am using an external CD Rom drive and Windows (I’m not sure which version, just the one which came on the computer when my neighbour’s friend got it mid 90s) seems to be having trouble recognising there’s a CD Rom there at all – so much for the latest “serial technology my grandson keeps going on about! I know ROM is inside the CPU but I don't know what to do next.
I like to thing of myself as a bit of a computer buff, well for my age (81) anyway, and I know computers are moving on quickly and are very expensive, so it was kind of my neighbour to give it to me. I don’t think Archie bought it new either - it is made in 1992 - that's the same year as my last Grandson was born! Funny how that happens - I can probably dig out a picture of him if you insist. Never know, if I get Windows working I’ll buy a scanner from eMail and scan it in for you.
I was afraid this new windows would not work, so I had a new hard disk fitted by my neighbour’s son’s daughter’s boyfriend the other week - 500 mega somethings he claims. I think he got it at some sort of auction thing on e-mail for less than £50, or that’s what I paid him anyway.
Boy how these things have moved on since the 2nd world war ( I was a Sergeant)
My Grandson has included the following technical information to help me with this post (thanks grandson):
Processor: Intel 133MHz
Monitor: Amstrad EGA Colour
Drives: 5.25" floppy drive
30MB ST506 hard drive
Secondary 200MB Maxtor 1600 RPM
External DataRite CDPro Disc Drive
“over and out