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Offline Roger The Hat

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #45 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 13:28 BST (UK) »
Anything like that, Poli'.

I use a soundcard that only works with XP (as confirmed by the manuf. and the Win7 compatability tool).
If I bought a Win7 machine I'd have to buy a new soundcard - that's a few hundred pounds extra, and I'm not willing to do that when the old gear works perfectly.   

Just something to bear in mind.   :)

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 13:34 BST (UK) »
Most new PCs have a soundcard integrated into the motherboard, which will be W7 compliant.  If 'legacy' driver compatability is an issue, I'd advise that you steer clear of 64-bit versions of Windows 7  :)
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Re: My P.c has gone mad!!
« Reply #47 on: Tuesday 03 July 12 14:14 BST (UK) »
A lot of hardware manufacturers provide (downloadable) win 7 drivers these days.
It's quite easy to tell if your hardware is Win 7 compatible or have the 32 & 64 bit drivers by going to their website.

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!! UPDATE
« Reply #48 on: Sunday 08 July 12 16:13 BST (UK) »
SAMSUNG RV515-SO1

Still in it box--thoughts please on this model.

I looked at a lot of "What Laptop should i buy" queries and came up with the following list of things i decided i needed in a laptop.

Dual Core processor that is above 2.4 GHZ
4.GB Ram
64 Bit capable
Inbuilt camera
Reasonable sound --but have been told i may need headphones for use with Skype. !
CD/DVD burning capable
Wireless--my new BT hub is wireless enabled
Keyboard that is comfortable to use


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Re: My P.c has gone mad!! UPDATE
« Reply #49 on: Sunday 08 July 12 16:31 BST (UK) »
One drawback for me is the screen size.15.6 looks a bit small these days.
Don't forget,the first thing to do is make a recovery disc.

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Re: My P.c has gone mad!! UPDATE
« Reply #50 on: Sunday 08 July 12 23:58 BST (UK) »
15.6" is plenty big enough for a laptop.  Larger screens are very unwieldy, and make laptops very heavy.

The specs of the Samsung will be quite adequate for general purposes, web browsing, email, etc.

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