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University of Michigan Class of 2010

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Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4660 on: August 25, 2007, 08:17:19 AM »

I bought XP and office too.  Any advice on how to install XP on my laptop (currently has vista)?  Thanks!!!

since we're laptop twins...

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=144349

(add that you should find the driver for your network card / wireless card (however you're connecting) and save that to an external device, too.  Just in case.  Go to the Lenovo site then to Downloads and Drivers.  You can find the model number on a sticker on the bottom of your laptop.)

Gracias!  Do we have a SATA or ATA hard drive?

Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4661 on: August 25, 2007, 08:54:04 AM »
The Thing has officially arrived in Ann Arbor.

It's clubberin' time!

p.s. Very pleased with my sectiOn assignment. But I knOw almOst nOOne in my hOmerOOm! Oh nO!

REVISION: Except for EEtoJD!

The Poster has officially arrived back home in Taxachusetts.

I dont quite get that moniker. Sales tax in Michigan is higher, property tax in NH is higher...

but NH doesn't have income tax and mass income tax is pretty high

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Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4662 on: August 25, 2007, 01:03:28 PM »
This is a relatively good bet but didn't hold true for me.  My problem is that I have Intel's newest chipset so the additional SATA controller drivers on newer XP builds still wasn't able to recognize my SATA controller.  I had to take the disk I bought, download the drivers, slipstream them into the XP CD, and then install from there (the nice thing is that since I had to slipstream anyway, I included my wireless n drivers and LAN drivers as well).

This won't be a problem for anyone who either:

A) Has a chipset old enough to be supported by default

or

B) Has some kind of BIOS ability (as the thinkpads seem to have according to that link above) to bypass the issue entirely

EDIT:  or

C)  Has an internal floppy drive or USB floppy drive with which to load the drivers

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Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4663 on: August 25, 2007, 02:37:57 PM »
Thing is, Pigalicious isn't. 

Gotta keep up there Bouzie.;)

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Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4664 on: August 25, 2007, 08:41:04 PM »


B) Has some kind of BIOS ability (as the thinkpads seem to have according to that link above) to bypass the issue entirely

Yeah, this seems to be what the "Change the SATA option from AHCI to Compatible" step does.

The laptop in question has the newest chipset, but I haven't been able to try it because I don't have the XP disc yet.  If you run into any trouble, I'll be around on Monday trying to do the same thing.   :)

I'm gonna try and do it tomorrow nite.  I was at best buy today getting my cell phone and seriously considered asking the 'geek squad' to do it for me.

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Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4665 on: August 26, 2007, 09:16:46 AM »
try firefox?  www.getfirefox.com

Whoa...we agree on something computer related?  Amazing! :P

Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4666 on: August 26, 2007, 12:42:39 PM »
speaking of computers.....I've got a class where they are PROHIBITED.

believe it or not I think that is a good idea.

Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4667 on: August 26, 2007, 12:47:35 PM »
speaking of computers.....I've got a class where they are PROHIBITED.

believe it or not I think that is a good idea.

I would too if I could read my own handwriting. ;D

I bet you anything my handwriting is worse than yours.

Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4668 on: August 26, 2007, 12:52:34 PM »
speaking of computers.....I've got a class where they are PROHIBITED.

believe it or not I think that is a good idea.

I would too if I could read my own handwriting. ;D

I bet you anything my handwriting is worse than yours.

I bet you anything that either of us could game this contest. ;)

Actually, no. I could produce years of notes and plenty of witnesses to back me up if needed. :)

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Re: University of Michigan Class of 2010
« Reply #4669 on: August 26, 2007, 01:37:12 PM »
I also have a class where laptops are prohibited (maybe we have the same professor?), and it's really making me think about just taking all my notes by hand.  Heresy?  Lunacy?  Idiocy?