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Running ubuntu on (old!) hp e-pc 42; need Windows. Would it be worthwhile installing Vista? How about 7? Thanks.

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Based on the specs of your computer I don't recommend that you upgrade to either one of those. You would not want to use Vista because it would run really slow on your computer, and Vista itself is not very good. And if you can't run Vista, you most likely can't run Windows 7 because it requires even more than Vista.

I recommend that you use Windows XP, not only because aside from Windows 7 and Snow Leopard it is my favorite Operating System, it is also the OS that was originally shipped with that specific model computer.

Short answer: Go with Windows XP

Hope this helps!

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What luck has anyone had with Windows 7 on this machine?


You could try leaving the system restore for a bit longer. It MIGHT get past 99%. However, you can often run into issues with creating the restore disk. If the disk is currupt, there isn't much you can do about it.

Since Ubuntu ran perfectly, there isnt any other problem with the computer. Running a clean install of Vista/7 or even 8 is obviously an option that will work. You will have to buy the product though.
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Can I install the hard drive of my old hp 8510p in my hp presario cq 42? will it run the old windows vista? My new hp presario cq 42 is running the new windows 7?


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Right, i just installed ubuntu, then overwrite my vista drive, i have a vista disk but i don't know how to overwrite the linux bootloader with vista. last time i tried this if failed.


To re-install Windows Vista please do the following:
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NO OS OF HP COMPAQ


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