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Vista install? Or Ubuntu?

I just received a 12 year old laptop that had the hard drive wiped clean. It originally had XP. Can I install Vista or will that cause problems with the computer? Can I install Ubuntu instead without causing damage to the PC?

What if the Vista CD is defective, will that cause the computer to fail or cause problems later?

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I wouldn't

I wouldn't want to experience Vista on a 12 year old system. XP is probably painful enough.

You could probably get Ubuntu on there without too much difficulty given its age. It shouldn't damage anything.

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Thanks. 'Bunt'ing it will be.

I did forget to say that it's a Toshiba 200 something and it looks like it's in almost perfect condition.

Thanks again.

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Oh, I didn't know there was such a thing! Thanks for the info and the link! I'll try it.

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