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not to sure if this is the right forum but if not feel free to remove it. i was hoping someone could give me some advice - im hoping to sell my computer but not sure how muchits worth, its a computer produced by TIME uk purchased in early 2000. i have a 700mhz amd duron processsor with ?133? fsb, MSI 6340 mobo which supports up to 1ghz memory and procesor. actual mem is 128mb. it has on board sound and graphics. cdrw and cd rom drives. 20 gb hard disk, standard speakers, 17" crt moniter and windows 98 (i will include win 98 cd in the sale but unfortunatly i have lost the reg key.) it also has other software e.g office 2000. oh i forgot to mention the modem (56kbs), 2 usb ports and floppy drive. there are no known probs with the hardware. any info greatly appreciated.

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Remember that hardware in the sub 1GHz speed is cheap. I picked up a refurb Compaq 1GHz with a Windows 2000 license for $169 US a few months ago. Office is Open Office from openoffice.org so that P3-1GHz 128MB RAM 20GB hard disk without a display and such cost me less than a retail copy of Windows 2000.

Hope that gives you an idea.
Bob

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Go to eBay and see what is being asked for comparable configurations. You might be able to ask more for the monitor than for the computer itself. Or keep it for your own use.

And note that the Windows 98 product key is in the registry. Use regedit to find it and write it down. In the left pane browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
then look for ProductKey and ProductID in the right pane.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Not much, but there is an alternative

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If you are the type of person who does itemize your income taxes, you might find better advantage to just donate your computer to a worthy organization (schools, churches, retirement groups).

By donating to such an organization you will get a letter from them that you use when itemizing your taxes. Many times you can claim full value for your donations, and by doing so you get more from your deduction result than you ever would in trying to sell your equipment outright.

One place to check for organizations in your area would be:
http://sharetechnology.org/

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