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    Windows Software (anything - cheap!)

    Some time ago I switched to Mac but I still have an old (near bombproof and fully functioning) Sony Vaio VGN-NR38E laptop that I would like to give to charity.

    I am proposing to do a factory reset then reinstall some level of usable Windows - but I've only got Vista which is a bit steam age?

    Anyone got anything more up to date than that please (cheap!) so I can pass on a working item?

    Thanks.

    Iain
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    What spec is the laptop - will it run W7 OK - heavy processor and RAM.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    What spec is the laptop - will it run W7 OK - heavy processor and RAM.....
    32 bit, 2Gb RAM, 1.86Ghz Intel, 15O Gb

    Will that run W7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyefor View Post
    32 bit, 2Gb RAM, 1.86Ghz Intel, 15O Gb

    Will that run W7?
    2Gb RAM is very light - even for Vista. It says it will run as a min spec - but how well....

    I think I have a spare W7 key somewhere. I'll have a hunt when I get home.

    BTW - will factory reset not auto re-install Vista anyway?
    (much as you can upgrade thereafter)

    Obviously, loading W7 gives you free upgrade to W10.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Red View Post
    .....BTW - will factory reset not auto re-install Vista anyway? (much as you can upgrade thereafter).....
    I hadn't thought of that - and I have now done a full reset which reinstalled Vista and swiped all my info clean.

    That will do for what I need.

    Thanks very much for your help.
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