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are @sainsburys £99 #lowspec @hp ac100na @microsoftuk #windows notebooks a waste of time and money ? #mktg #fail

are @sainsburys £99 #lowspec @hp ac100na @microsoftuk #windows notebooks a waste of time and money ? #mktg #fail

the sainsburys hp ac100na is a low spec intel celeron N3050 with 2G ram and 30G disk

it is almost impossible to upgrade it from windows 10 1709 to 1803 or 1809 but if you have 100 spare hours and follow these hacks you can however you may just prefer to try and return it to sainsburys or throw it away in your nearest WEEE recycling bin

hacks required to upgrade to windows 10 version 1809 on a hp ac100na

  • turn on flight mode (to prevent auto updates over wifi)
  • run disk clean-up (this takes around 4 hours each run)
  • select delete all previous versions
  • watch out for the nasty disk clean-up bug (see below)
  • reboot
  • ensure you have at least 12G of free disk space
  • turn off flight mode (to allow auto updates to kick in)
  • allow auto update to run
  • restart after a few updates have downloaded (do not wait for all updates to download or you will run out of diskspace)
  • hopefully these partial updates will get installed on restart

REPEAT the above steps until windows 10 1803 and windows 10 1809 have been installed

and if you get any windows 10 version 1809 0x80070002 errors DO NOT click retry but keep REPEATING the above steps until windows 10 1803 and windows 10 1809 have been installed


so if you havent given up and get lucky you should end up with a 1809 install confirmation screen


the nasty windows 10 disk clean-up bug

disk clean-up randomly injects a compress your drive option into list of folders to clean up so you cannot just tick all the folders without reading every one carefully


footnote MOST but not all intel celerons are rubbish for example the intel celeron N2840 used in lenovo ideapad flex 10 is actually amazing and appears to be 10x faster than the intel celeron N3050


where can i buy windows 7 ? just lie to microsoft !

you cant ! but by lying to microsoft you can get a conversion kit for #100 !

simply backup and restore a copy of windows 7 from another pc onto the pc you want windows 7 on it will say “this is a counterfit copy of windows” (obviously not true) ignore this message then click on the click to fix this problem then LIE to microsoft by “admitting” you have a “counterfit” copy (which you dont) and they will offer to you the conversion kit which consists of a new licence key by email and new 32bit and 64bit dvds by post


before spending a lot of money to upgrade your notebooks ram check the price difference between DDR2 and DDR3 since if you need a lot of ram it might be cheaper to replace your DDR2 notebook with a new DDR3 notebook !

for example on 13 may 13 the prices were

ie DDR2 is TWICE as expensive as DDR3

flickr is only free for 200 photos !

Hey OSDE-INFO™! About your photos…

You've run into one of the limits of a free account. Your free account will only display the most recent 200 photos you've uploaded. All of your photos beyond 200 will remain hidden from view until you either delete newer photos, or upgrade to a Pro account.

None of your photos have been deleted, and if you upgrade, they'll all come back unharmed.

I thought is was 500 !

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MS Vista upgrade advisor

MS Vista Upgrade Advisor is designed to help XP users identify whether their PCs are ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista, which edition of Vista meets their needs, and which features of Vista will be able to run on their PCs.

If you're PC isn't Vista compatible you could try Ubuntu instead !

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