Need help with IBM Thinkpad 760ED

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Old 11-23-08, 04:46 PM
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Cool Need help with IBM Thinkpad 760ED

I got this IBM 760ED laptop for $10 it has windows 95 on it and im wondering about some things on it.

Can I update it to Windows 2000 (will this support wireless??)

And it has two card slots on it and my other question is

If windows 2000 supports wireless what would i need to connect it wirelessly to Cox High speed internet?????

I really dont have the money for a new laptop or even a used and I think it would be best to use this providing i can that is....
 
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Sorry to say, but you got what you paid for...an old laptop. Windows 95/98 is about all your going to get on there and there isn't going to be much you can use it for. It is a PI processor with a max of 16 MB RAM and, at most, a 2 GB hard drive. Compared to today's standards, it is pretty much useless.

You have $10 of spare plastic.
 
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Old 11-23-08, 06:41 PM
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Well someone told me i can get Windows 2000 on it and I can get wireless and ive seen that on other fourms as well, and im not going to use it for high tech video editing i just want to get on the internet for email and to chat with friends
 
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W2K minimum requirements:


- 133 MHz or more Pentium microprocessor (or equivalent). Windows 2000 Professional supports up to two processors on a single computer.
- 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM recommended minimum. 32 MB of RAM is the minimum supported. 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM is the maximum.
- A 2 GB hard disk that has 650 MB of free space. If you are installing over a network, more free hard disk space is required.


You MIGHT get W2K on there, but you will not be able to install service packs, Internet Explorer, or just about any other software.
 
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Win2k on 760ED

Hi Soadaman,

i worked on a 760ED with Win2k on it for years. You need actual drivers which you can find at Lenovo. IBM sold its PC Division to Lenovo. Have a look here:
Lenovo Search Results: 760ED

When u have no CDRom, you can create install diskettes on a other machine and then install W2k via Diskettes.

Hope this would help,

Greetz,

Stody
 
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