Install a non X install of Ubuntu no gnome or xorg then install xorg and something lite like Afterstep. You could turn the pc into a FirewallBox, with for example m0n0wall. Step 5 Remove the four torx head screws that secure the hard drive in the computer. The free and light use antivirus is the one built into Windows, or if you are rocking Windows 7, Microsoft security essentials. I’ll compare that to Puppy.

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As it does that, it’ll save the config to a floppy, or USB key, and after rebooting, reads the config, sets itself up, and loads into RAM. If you are adding an additional hard drive When adding a hard drive, it is important to identify the connectors on the motherboard.

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Step 3 Locate the hard disk drive inside the computer. According to HP, some Blu-ray discs have special content protection and require new codes for you to play the movie. Physical Characteristics Form Factor.

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If not, contact HP for a replacement or for drive-related troubleshooting. Also they bring all sorts of toolbars and unwantedness. Answered on May 21, Using SSH for admin work will be fine.

pavilkon Seriously if Windows is taking 30 minutes to boot the chances are that you have a problem with the hardware and that nothing will run reliably on it, if you still have the original system restore CD you could try to re-install windows which would give you an idea of what sort of state the hardware is in. Check to make sure your player will play regular content if you continue to have issues with Blu-ray discs.

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See the link below on how to do that http: Networking Max Transfer Rate. I’d likely network it with SSH. Intel Celeron MHz.

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Turn off your printer, scanners and other gideo devices connected to your HP Pavilion while you watch movies. Recent Popular Answered Unanswered. Give it a shot: The Windows 98 install is pretty well useless, as it takes up to 30 minutes to boot up, turning the computer off results in a freeze. Step 5 Replace the side panel.



Laptops by Justin Jaffe Nov 26, We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. I’ll compare that to Puppy. For more information about replacing the front bezel, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel. HP Pavilion PC Laptop Blue Ray not working Blu-ray disc technology continues to improve and advance, so simply having a Blu-ray player in your computer doesn’t guarantee that all discs will play immediately.

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If you have photo syncing turned on, you can post photos that have synced from your phone or tablet. Never did get it quite right though. If you want to add a hard drive with more paviliion upgradeknow that you can upgrade to any sized hard drive that meets the connection type in your computer.