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There won't be W7T release in a while because the graphics card on my laptop has died and i'm going to try and get a refund. :ranting: :ranting: :notworking: :censored:

Hopefully they will send me a replacement part, if not i'll have to buy a new laptop which is gonna cost loads lol. This is the last thing i need, i start University in 4 weeks and i'll need a laptop.

Just thought i'd let you all know. Feel free to continue making requests, etc... I will let you know when my laptop works/get a new one.

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If you're willing to make the trip down to Cambridgeshire (4hr drive one way), you can have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro A60EN I have collecting dust. It all works, but it's really slow (runs XP).

Toshiba Specs:

Celeron 2.8GHz


40GB 4200rpm HDD

ATI something graphics

Circa 2002

Or for 100 squid you can have my trusty Gateway M505 (Has XP but will run Win7).

Gateway Specs:


PCI Devices


PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E50&SUBSYS_206117C0&REV_00\4&13B9B28C&0&0008: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600/9700

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_8029&SUBSYS_320117C0&REV_00\4&16793A72&0&31F0: Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_AC44&SUBSYS_320117C0&REV_02\4&16793A72&0&30F0: Texas Instruments PCI-4510 CardBus Controller

PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8139&SUBSYS_00391025&REV_10\4&16793A72&0&50F0: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_83\3&61AAA01&0&F0 : Intel® 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C2&SUBSYS_400617C0&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&E8 : Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C3&SUBSYS_400617C0&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&FB : Intel® 82801DB/DBM SMBus Controller - 24C3

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C4&SUBSYS_400617C0&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&E9 : Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C5&SUBSYS_200F17C0&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&FD : Realtek AC'97 Audio

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C6&SUBSYS_106917C0&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&FE : Agere Systems AC'97 Modem

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24C7&SUBSYS_400617C0&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&EA : Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24CA&SUBSYS_400617C0&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&F9 : Intel® 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CA

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24CC&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&F8 : Intel® 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller - 24CC

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24CD&SUBSYS_107117C0&REV_03\3&61AAA01&0&EF : Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3340&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_21\3&61AAA01&0&00 : Intel® 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller - 3340

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3341&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_21\3&61AAA01&0&08 : Intel® 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller - 3341

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27018086&REV_05\4&16793A72&0&08F0: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

17 matching device(s) found.


USB Devices


USB\ROOT_HUB\4&307D7E70&0 : USB Root Hub

USB\ROOT_HUB\4&64E921A&0 : USB Root Hub

USB\ROOT_HUB\4&DBB235B&0 : USB Root Hub

USB\ROOT_HUB20\4&A85A563&0 : USB Root Hub

4 matching device(s) found.


Input Devices


No matching devices found.


ACPI Devices


ACPI\ACPI0003\2&DABA3FF&0 : Microsoft AC Adapter

ACPI\FIXEDBUTTON\2&DABA3FF&0 : ACPI Fixed Feature Button

ACPI\GENUINEINTEL_-_X86_FAMILY_6_MODEL_9\_0 : Intel® Pentium® M processor 1400MHz

ACPI\INT0800\4&32D50C2&0 : Intel® 82802 Firmware Hub Device

ACPI\PNP0000\4&32D50C2&0 : Programmable interrupt controller

ACPI\PNP0100\4&32D50C2&0 : System timer

ACPI\PNP0200\4&32D50C2&0 : Direct memory access controller

ACPI\PNP0303\4&32D50C2&0 : PS/2 Keyboard (106 Keys Ctrl+Caps)

ACPI\PNP0400\4&32D50C2&0 : Printer Port (LPT1)

ACPI\PNP0A03\2&DABA3FF&0 : PCI bus

ACPI\PNP0B00\4&32D50C2&0 : System CMOS/real time clock

ACPI\PNP0C02\2 : Motherboard resources

ACPI\PNP0C04\4&32D50C2&0 : Numeric data processor

ACPI\PNP0C09\4&32D50C2&0 : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller

ACPI\PNP0C0A\1 : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery


ACPI\PNP0C0E\2&DABA3FF&0 : ACPI Sleep Button

ACPI\PNP0F13\4&32D50C2&0 : Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad



ACPI_HAL\PNP0C08\0 : Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System

ROOT\ACPI_HAL\0000 : Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC

22 matching device(s) found.


HDA Audio


No matching devices found.


RAID Devices



Name: Intel® 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CA

Hardware ID's:





Compatible ID's:








1 matching device(s) found.

Shoot, for 100 you can have them both. My wife's been bugging me to put them on ebay just to get them out from behind the sofa! :tired:

The only thing I've been using them for is to test DriverPacks on.

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Thanks for the offer but i've already ordered one from ebay. I'm officially skint now :D

Dell Studio 1749 gaming laptop.

Intel i7 QuadCore (8 core with Hyperthreading)


32GB SSD with 640GB HDD

1GB integrated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650

Ironically i don't really play computer games


I've asked for 24 hour delivery so should arrive Tuesday.. I've managed to get W7T code of my old computer so i haven't lost any files thank god.

P.S. Didn't know you're from the UK too


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Actually since I work for the US military but live in the UK I still maintain an APO box at the local base. Very handy for saving $$ in shipping from Amazon/Newegg. ;)

PM me.

Holy Cow Lego! That's a beast! That beats my primary tower system!

What chipset does that have? If it's an Intel z68 then you can enable RAID caching between the SSD/HDD.

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Thanks for the offer but i've already ordered one from ebay. I'm officially skint now :D

Dell Studio 1749 gaming laptop.

Intel i7 QuadCore (8 core with Hyperthreading)

32GB SSD with 640GB HDD

Hey that is close to what I have! So now you have a good reason to have a minimal Win7 instal also ;)
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What's your spec?

dv8t quad edition

• Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz

• 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)

• 500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

+ added SSD: Intel 40 GB X25-V (slower but cheap at the time)

• 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M

• 18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p) (biggest laptop screen)

I haven't used it really yet; once I get all the software on it for studio/web design, that is all I will use it for. I use my Core Duo desktop for web surfing, gaming, & light programming.

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Just had to ask for a refund because he is having issues with it and he said he would have to put an i5 (Dual Core) in it, i specifically want an i7 (Quad Core). I'm starting to get annoyed now... :( :nunchaku:

What? I thought it was a Dell? Sounds like a scammer.

This is how I found my laptop:


& have Mr Pants get it via APO. I live nearish a Micro Center if the best deal is there.

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Got a full refund, ordered a new one from America with UPS Worldwide Express which i think takes 2-3 days.

  • 2nd generation Intel® Quad Core™ i7-2630QM Processor 2.0 GHz/ 6MB L3 Cache with Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz
  • 8GB DDR3 SDRAM System Memory
  • 32GB SDD (from old laptop)
  • 640GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
  • BluRay Player with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer
  • 1GB GDDR5 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6570M VRAM Graphics
  • HP TrueVision HD Webcam & Digital Microphone
  • Integrated HP SimplePass Finger Print Reader
  • Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN + Bluetooth with Wireless Display Support
  • Beats Audio with HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
  • 17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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I hope you didn't pay full price for that HP; last news report I read is that HP is pulling out of the PC business!

Plus, I would not ever recommend an HP with out an in-house computer geek; their Indian tech support is awful. I spent 4 hours one day getting them to admit their FireWire connection stinks, & 3 hours to admit to tweak their OS install you had to buy another retail Win7 copy. Very poor customer service.

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eBay (new condition), it's spec is perfect for me. My old laptop was HP and served me very very well and i am the in-house computer geek :P with 12 years experience. Never used FireWire.

P.S. The first thing i'm going to do is format and do a fresh install, i hate software which comes with computers!!!!!!!

The spec of this newer laptop is more powerful then the one i bought originally for only $30 more :D

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Type: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8100

Speed: 2.10GHz

Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz

L2 Cache: 3MB


Type: DDR2

Installed: 4GB PC2-5300 (2GBx2)

Maximum: 4GB

Speed: 667MHz

Hard Drive

Capacity: 300GB (160GBx2 RAID0)

Speed: 5400rpm

Interface: Serial ATA


Screen Size: 17.0"

Resolution: 1920 x 1200


Processor: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT GPU with

Total Available Graphics Memory of 1023MB


Video RAM: 512MB dedicated video RAM

I sent it to the shop but did not manage to get it fixed

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It's currently on schedule to arrive on Monday. Currently at this time 16:54PM UK or 11:53AM PA my laptop has left Philadelphia, United States...

Location | Date | Local Time | Activity

Philadelphia, PA, United States | 09/09/2011 | 8:32 | Departure Scan

Philadelphia, PA, United States | 09/09/2011 | 6:53 | Arrival Scan

Louisville, KY, United States | 09/09/2011 | 5:08 | Departure Scan

Louisville, KY, United States | 09/09/2011 | 2:10 | Arrival Scan

Commerce City, CO, United States | 08/09/2011 | 21:34 | Departure Scan

Commerce City, CO, United States | 08/09/2011 | 20:25 | Arrival Scan

Loveland, CO, United States | 08/09/2011 | 19:15 | Departure Scan

Loveland, CO, United States | 08/09/2011 | 18:45 | Origin Scan

United States | 08/09/2011 | 13:28 | Ready for UPS

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for me its different, i would of first tried to fix it myself and then by a new mobo, shops can be expensive and just add to the cost.

I recently about a month ago buy a new mobo for my old laptop, but for some reason it ran really really got and the graphics card no longer works, so i have to return it to china for a replacement. Once i receive the replacement i will put it back together and will end up with 2 laptops (one for backup).

I needed a new laptop because i will be moving to university next Friday, which also means i won't be able to release a new version because i won't have an internet connection for a couple of weeks but luckily i have a bunch of error logs to fix whilst i have no connection :)

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