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Question Upgrades 2 days after Ordering.. - 10-24-2009, 09:02 PM

Hi gang, new kid on the block. I have a question.
Last Sunday the 18th I ordered (2) Dell Mini 10's
from Dell. then 2 days after Windows 7 is available
on for them AND now a 250 gig hard drive is added
to the picture. What advise would you give, Do I not
open them up and send them back? for the two up-grades?

I also did call last Wednesday and asked if they still could
put windows 7 on them , they say there almost ready to ship
and they can not at this time.

This is a great site. I also am planning one day to
do the 2gig up-date to them.
Thanks for any help,
Jeff
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Default 10-24-2009, 09:07 PM

If it were me, to get Win 7 alone would be worth it (even though it's the Starter version which is stripped down a lot), just because it's free.

Really a decision you'll have to make on your own, if it's worth the hassle to send them back and wait some more.


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Default 10-24-2009, 09:47 PM

Win7 Starter is $30 extra from Dell. I'd just buy a Home Premium upgrade and use that.


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Cool 10-24-2009, 10:19 PM

the $30 for the starter kit aint bad, depends on if you want to pay for the 250gb drive upgrade, the extra space would be nice, but I paid $89 (USD) for a 500gb drive and I love it....its your call..just my 0.02..


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Default 10-24-2009, 10:47 PM

Thanks Guys for your comments, I dunno.. now here is another
Question. can you do a Up-Grade Ver of 7 after XP was installed?

I thought that was not working out to well? The Guy I ordered from
last Sunday will be in tomorrow, and I am going to at least try and
give me a better deal possibly on (2) Windows 7 Ultimates for our
other computers in the home, not sure if that will work or not with them *lol*
Another thing is Dell is offering a free upgrade but not on the mini's that were
just ordered, why is that?
Thanks again for helping!
Jeff

---------- Post added at 05:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:44 PM ----------

rrfranczak3 , was the 500 gig easy to put into the mini?
Is there a special kind hard drive to buy for the Dell Mini ?
Is there a door on the back like on my wife's HUGE Dell lap top?
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Default 10-24-2009, 11:27 PM

You can, yes, but it will erase your XP and replace it with Win7. If it's a new PC, that won't be so bad.


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Default 10-25-2009, 07:45 AM

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the $30 for the starter kit aint bad....
Don't forget, that is $30 on top of the premium you have already paid for the 'privilege' of having XP rather than Ubuntu!

As someone mentioned elsewhere, unless you specifically want any of the options which aren't available with the Ubuntu models, you are probably better off getting one of these and then buying a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium Edition separately, together with a larger hard drive... or SSD if you prefer!

Having said all that, it may not be a lot of help to the OP, but it is certainly food for thought!


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Default 10-25-2009, 10:37 AM

Although a few don't work, for about $90-$100 you can buy an external 500G USB powered HD. Open it up, take the 500G drive from it and put it in your mini and then put the 120/160G HD from your mini into the case. Then you'll have an external HD along with your upgraded mini. I purchased this drive, it has the nice Samsung M7 inside:
Newegg.com - Cavalry 500GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive PC-Ready CAUP25500 - External Hard Drives


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Default 10-26-2009, 12:23 AM

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Is there a special kind hard drive to buy for the Dell Mini ? Is there a door on the back like on my wife's HUGE Dell lap top?
Search amazon.com for Scorpio Blue, 500 gig drive (about $90) and, no, there's no door on the back of a Mini 10v (not sure about the 10). On the 10v you have to take the keyboard off. BTW, searching on these topic will find many threads on these topics, including step by step instructions, as will reading threads in the appropriate forums.
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