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throw away laptop running windows???

Postby pieceofmind » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 4:26 pm

does anyone have a throw away laptop running an older version of windows? It can be a real junker. I only have a Mac and once in awhile I need to use some software that requires Windows. Willing to trade 3 'full length' Ikea mirrors and a small bookshelf. Help please!!

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:25 pm

An alternative would be to run a virtual machine. You gotta know what you're doing though.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

There are probably some Ah Beng shops selling such computers too (google to find out). Watch out for exploitative prices though.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:32 pm

You can also setup a dual boot with Mac OSX if you know what you're doing.

Here's a helpful link
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Postby AngMoG » Wed, 31 Jul 2013 5:34 pm

I have an ASUS laptop from 2007 with Windows XP, not in use for about a year now. It is running fine, though obviously significant signs of use. The hinge is also somewhat broken, so I wouldn't open/close much, and if so only very carefully.

No interest in the IKEA mirrors and bookshelf though, mostly because I don't have space to put that anywhere; might have to be cash.

PM me if that's something you'd consider.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:03 am

or you could get the Chrome Book, .. ;)

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:47 am

ecureilx wrote:or you could get the Chrome Book, .. ;)


OP said Windows.

If he'll install Windows on a Chromebook, he might as well install a virtual machine or bootcamp on his current machine.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:54 am

nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:or you could get the Chrome Book, .. ;)


OP said Windows.

If he'll install Windows on a Chromebook, he might as well install a virtual machine or bootcamp on his current machine.


me Doing Speed reading, skipped it ;) apologies

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 1:32 pm

I'd suggest doing what Naka suggested, and installing Windows in a VM on your Mac. If the Mac is relatively current, e.g. only a few years old, the VM will run Windows just as fast or faster than the kind of laptop you're asking for.

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Postby globalsign » Thu, 01 Aug 2013 2:41 pm

Dual boot it with your apple would be the best solution. I used to have a mac at work but always wondered about having more than one OS


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