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« on: October 16 2019, 07:56:35 PM »
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Was gifted a toughbook.
Appears it was former corporate machine and had receive a very complete wipe.
A Toughbook made in that  transition era- sold with XP yet internally has SATA drives.
Spent a day ( more really) finding hints online and slipstreaming (no floppy)various SATA drivers into XP install CD. Still nothing but BSODS.

Something-buntu of course install flawlessly, so no apparent hardware issues.

Try my weiner7 disk - sorry I only see 32 bit hardware.
Get a 32 bit OS disk - nope can't recognize your weird (from above buntu ) formatting.

Could I get any of the USB formatting utils to work? -Nahhh.

Pull out the drive and disassemble to access SATA, stuff
into a desktop and reformat.

Finally Weiner7 installs, performanceind ex=2.
Well, closer to 4 with Aero turned off.

Expect this will be good enough for Powerlogger, but that can wait for tomorrow...
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Re: Toughboo
« Reply #1 on: October 16 2019, 08:06:55 PM »
I got an IBM Thinkpad refurbed when PL first came out for under a hundred bucks from a place in Markham. Had a buddy throw XP on it and used it exclusively for PL with the GN. Still working flawlessly. Dave...you sound like Bob Bailey. I'm teaching Keep It Simple Stupid classes as a retirement gig. I'm signing you up.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16 2019, 08:14:23 PM »
Fukn PL...what a mess it was on release. I thot I'd throw the disc in...follow the prompts...and that was it. I get to the track...and spend most of the evening talking to Norbs over the phone. Had to rename files...and a whole bunch of other shit to make it work. And then it didn't fit on the fukn screen. Not a good nite...
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Re: Toughboo
« Reply #3 on: October 18 2019, 09:40:52 PM »
Quote from: Scoobum
I got an IBM Thinkpad refurbed when PL first came out for under a hundred bucks from a place in Markham. Had a buddy throw XP on it and used it exclusively for PL with the GN. Still working flawlessly. Dave...you sound like Bob Bailey. I'm teaching Keep It Simple Stupid classes as a retirement gig. I'm signing you up.
 Brad I did the exact same thing plus an extra battery. It's always plugged in under my desk in the office but never got it out this season. 
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Re: Toughboo
« Reply #4 on: October 23 2019, 03:07:54 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T440s-14-WIN-10-160gb-SSD-8gb-Core-i5-WEBCAM-BLUETOOTH-AUT-1186/352830836597?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D40719%26meid%3D0e18d863918748c28410e499ce079210%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D274064136812%26itm%3D352830836597%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

I've been bidding on these but haven't scored one yet. not the fastest or newest but has ssd hd , touchscreen, and bluetooth. Should run the powerlagger and the hptuners. and if i get sucked into a gnecu the tuner studio should run on it. I've had to lower my bid as the state started collecting sale tax on ebay purchases oct 1. I figure everyone who wants one will have theirs eventually and Ill be able to buy one.
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Re: Toughboo
« Reply #5 on: October 23 2019, 07:01:27 PM »
Hmm, does every copy of win 8 have the right to upgrade to win10, sorta what he is implying
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« Reply #6 on: October 23 2019, 07:35:22 PM »
Pretty much - Microsoft stopped the free upgrades, but if you have windows 7 or 8 professional you can use the enterprise tools to upgrade or do a clean install. Obviously you need a legit license. A google search will get you step by step instructions.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23 2019, 07:45:41 PM »
https://www.howtogeek.com/442609/confirmed-windows-10-setup-now-prevents-local-account-creation/ - I cant believe how hard they are pushing you into using an online Microsoft account vs a local account. They are pushing users to online services and when everyone can’t get by without it they’ll start adding fees to those services. 
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Re: Toughboo
« Reply #8 on: October 23 2019, 08:23:12 PM »
I wonder if the guy registered those lappys with the win8 serial in the bios or just did some ghost or corporate setup.
Thanks for the win10 info , I have a machine that i got at christmas and haven't unpacked  yet.
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