Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Laptop revived

Some time ago I "rescued" an old Toshiba 310 CDS laptop from work. Basically they were going to chuck it out, and it still worked - in a slow and clunky sort of way. More use really as a doorstop. I asked if I could have it and they said yes.

It's miles off current specs for a laptop. It had 32MB RAM, a 20G HDD and a works install of Windows 2000.

I vaped the HDD, installed a fresh copy of W2K on it, upped the memory with a 64MB module, and bunged a cheap and cheerful wireless network card on it, Open Office suite, and bingo, I have a serviceable, if by no means cutting edge, internet connected laptop for use around the house.

Job done.

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