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        LHiggins
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        Hello! Everyone here has been very helpful in my quest for a possible replacement of Win 7 with Linux. Today I have a question about trying out Linux on an old laptop that I have that I no longer use, before I try to make the switch on my “good” laptop.

        Here are the specs:

        It is a 2007 HP dv6700 Notebook running Vista 32 bit. It has a Core 2 duo T5550 1.83 GHz processor with 3 GB ram – about 3/4 of that is currently free. It also has a DVD drive.

        It does not connect to the Internet and I am not sure if it has a wireless card even – which I guess would be an issue – something to check into.

        I very rarely start it up just to see if it still works – it used to have a wake from sleep issue that I am testing now – it seems to boot from complete shutdown without issues now – that wasn’t always the case, but maybe being used only once or twice a year for 10 minutes has somehow cured that?

        I also don’t even have a battery for it anymore.

        My question then – could I possibly try installing Linux on it – I could download it onto a DVD from my working desktop computer possibly.

        What might I need to check or know before doing that and would it be able to handle a light version of Linux.

        Thanks for the help and suggestions! And please feel free to say – no way would that work  since it is quite old and slow – LOL!

        LH

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