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Operating systems Looking at used computer without operating system. How do I install one, can I do it myself, and how much will it cost?

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The actual installation of a operating system isn't that hard at all, the biggest thing to remember is you need to find out if there are drivers available (for the operating system) for the laptop model you are thinking of getting....
write back and let us know which model and manufacturer you are considering
the cost?..well, windows XP, around $100; Linux, generally free.....

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    Irregardless of where and what operating system you buy and install, you still have to make sure the system drivers for the different components such as motherboard devices are compatible with the operating system you install....there are many computers that only have Vista drivers available, and XP will not work properly on those computers...

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You just have to purchase a Microsoft Windows XP or VISTA cd from microsoft.
http://www.microsoft.com/products/info/product.aspx?view=22&type=ovr&pcid=2abf99cd-a5e4-469c-802e-55ca8ec542d5

you will get pricing info
for installing it log on to www.windowsreinstall.com for getting screenshots and instruction for installing Operating System.

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