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Upgrade & Renew Support or Replace: Dell Latitude E6510?

by CarefulConsumer / November 21, 2013 12:05 PM PST

I have a

Dell Latitude E6510 laptop with Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3 with Intel I5, M 560 @ 2.67GHz, 2.66GHz, and 3.42GB RAM. I use this for all of my personal and home-based business (mostly Microsoft Office and Internet searching). The Dell Gold Support expires in February, 2014.

and a

Lenovo Ideapad S10e with Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3, with Intel Atom, CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, 1.32GHz, 0.99GB of RAM. My Mom uses this to play off-line Solitaire and goes online to use Ancestry.com. The Comcast Signature Support expires in January, 2014.

Do I keep either/both and upgrade somehow (can I upgrade to Windows 7? Renew their respective Support or get other?

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Why do anything?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2013 1:11 PM PST

You own both, have backups of what you can't lose, images to restore them to working condition so what would you be paying for? (it's not clear from your post.)
Bob

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by Willy / November 21, 2013 1:28 PM PST

I wonder didn't that Dell E6510 come pre-installed with win7? If not now you want it, but the DIY or ask Dell for recovery/restore discs before they're all gone. The DIY, generic win7 are still available and worth buying, so that's up to you. As for the Lenevo S10e the same can be applied to that. You should use the win7 install adviser pgm. provided by MS and see how the PCs stack-up in requirements to see what maybe needed. I don't see a problem, but the adviser is more to the point. FYI, the XP-SP3 will no longer get full support from MS, by Apr/2014, so it's a good time to move on in light of your situation. As for any support, it maybe best for that as well to support more up-to-date OS, etc..

tada -----Willy Happy

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