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Looking for laptop setup advice

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Bob, May 2, 2004.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hello

    I just purchased an off-lease HP Omnibook 6000 on eBay and am expecting it
    to arrive in a couple of days. The laptop will have no operating system
    installed. The company that sold it to me is a pretty reputable one, so I'm
    hoping I didn't get a lemon.

    Besides having my copy of Windows 2000 Professional handy, is there anythng
    else I should plan on having to do ?

    Should I be going to the HP web site and downloading drivers, for instance
    ?

    Anything else ?

    Thanks very much for your help.
     
    Bob, May 2, 2004
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  2. Bob

    Tony Hwang Guest

    Bob wrote:

    > Hello
    >
    > I just purchased an off-lease HP Omnibook 6000 on eBay and am expecting it
    > to arrive in a couple of days. The laptop will have no operating system
    > installed. The company that sold it to me is a pretty reputable one, so I'm
    > hoping I didn't get a lemon.
    >
    > Besides having my copy of Windows 2000 Professional handy, is there anythng
    > else I should plan on having to do ?
    >
    > Should I be going to the HP web site and downloading drivers, for instance
    > ?
    >
    > Anything else ?
    >
    > Thanks very much for your help.

    Hi,
    Just make sure to get the W2K going, then download all the latest BIOS,
    drivers. I'd deal with BIOS and video driver first.
    I use W2K Sp4 and Linux on all my boxes.
    Works well.
    Good luck,
    Tony
     
    Tony Hwang, May 2, 2004
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    Joe Davis Guest

    Before loading the operating system, I'd try to use the setup tools to
    partition the drive, if possible. Otherwise, I'd consider getting a copy of
    Partition Magic and creating a second partition for all YOUR files--makes
    backing up a lot easier. You can do this at any time, but if you do it
    before you load a bunch of stuff, it will go faster.


    "Tony Hwang" <> wrote in message
    news:Ooblc.346801$Ig.213350@pd7tw2no...
    > Bob wrote:
    >
    > > Hello
    > >
    > > I just purchased an off-lease HP Omnibook 6000 on eBay and am expecting

    it
    > > to arrive in a couple of days. The laptop will have no operating system
    > > installed. The company that sold it to me is a pretty reputable one, so

    I'm
    > > hoping I didn't get a lemon.
    > >
    > > Besides having my copy of Windows 2000 Professional handy, is there

    anythng
    > > else I should plan on having to do ?
    > >
    > > Should I be going to the HP web site and downloading drivers, for

    instance
    > > ?
    > >
    > > Anything else ?
    > >
    > > Thanks very much for your help.

    > Hi,
    > Just make sure to get the W2K going, then download all the latest BIOS,
    > drivers. I'd deal with BIOS and video driver first.
    > I use W2K Sp4 and Linux on all my boxes.
    > Works well.
    > Good luck,
    > Tony
     
    Joe Davis, May 3, 2004
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