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No Win Xp ?

Do i understand correctly that ez builder now only works with windows 7 and 8 but not windows XP ?


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FYI I have installed win 7 on 2003 to 2006 year computers with Pentium 4 or amd 64 and noticed the machines have new life. Better performance , faster web browsing , lower power consumption ect.
hd 80 gig ....... way to small for anyones needs
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name CRAPTOP
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite M30
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 9 Stepping 5 GenuineIntel ~1396 Mhz
Its not the fastest you are right but you should run the 32 bit win 7 fine and take advantage of a few more features of ARC. Like Pandora bot , chat bot , voice commands ect.
till i can find a working copy of win 7 in a thrift store i will not be able to aford it thats why i still run xp for the most part
I can send you a fresh install copy , I don't have a upgrade version , you may need to download a couple drivers beyond windows 7 generics.
i would love a copy but it would need to be on a disk as i dont have a burner
I'm confused , did you mean you don't have a DvD drive to install Windows?
i have a cd drive but thats all it is is read no burn lol thought it had a burner when i got it even got a stack of blanks then later found out it is not a burner lol
it says its a

Item Value
Drive D:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded No
Media Type CD-ROM
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate Not Available
SCSI Target ID 0

so hold on going to try something here
I have some other ideas for you as well, but no time to write tonight. Don't give up on robotics though. There are people in this community who will do whatever we can to help.

It appears to be DVD capable to me which is what an install disc is
In theory its possible to

check if windows 7 can be installed on your pc which it looks like it can upgrade advisor tool

If you have a usb port and a usb stick you can install it that way, piratebay and utorrent are your friends;) ...hint
download utorrent and install
then search the bay for windows 7

usb cost probaby $5.00 for an 8gig "thats all you will need"
download this tool to make the usb boot disk win 7 usb boot maker
stick the usb in and reboot- press F12 or F8 to select your boot device or go into your bios and set the usb to boot first

p.s i never said this...lmao
Hey Wolfie what's your email?
ANY parts or memory you need ,you can have for free and if i dont have the memory i can buy it for you.

Will help a buddy in need.
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ARC Version 2013.03.18.00 WILL install on Windows XP, I just checked and I am running 2013.03.18.00 at work. I even uninstalled, redownloaded and reinstalled it to make sure.

Personally I would avoid upgrading to Windows 7 on that system. You may, if lucky, be able to run Windows 7 starter but anything above that and you only have about 25% of the minimum recommended spec.

The main problem you will have is the small amount of RAM your system has, I would recommend upgrading the RAM. It is a cheap upgrade and will give a performance boost to everything. ARC is a powerful tool and as such does have quite a demand on system resources for some controls.

However, if it is a basic project ARC will run and will control, with voice, your robot.

P.S. The ODD is a CDRW/DVD which means it is a CD burner. What disc do you have? If they are CD-R or CDR/W they should work. If DVD then no.

If you go to your settings page and check (either temporarily or permanently) "Show Ghost Users Posts:" there is a post from @robotmaker offering to provide you with memory for free if you need to upgrade it.

Couple of other notes: I think you have over-estimated the cost of buying a PC capable of running Windows 7. I purchased my netbook 3 years ago for less than $500, and you can find the same model now either on eBay used, or several suppliers that sell refurbished machines for well under $100. It is slow to boot up, but once booted runs EZ-B fine. If I downgrade from Win 7 Ultimate to Win 7 Home Starter (or optimize the machine), I am sure the bootup would be faster too.

No promises on this one, but I am proposing to my company that when they refresh computers they offer the old ones in an "employee garage sale" before sending the leftovers to recycling like my old employer did (I got about a dozen laptops in 14 years this way. They are all out of date now, but I had a nice little server farm going for a while). If I am successful, I will be getting my current laptop in August when it is refreshed, and you can have my Netbook.

One way or another, the generosity of this group will keep your robotic dreams alive.

im still dealing with it turns out the 25th was a really bad day for ellectronic devices many many cell phones bank cards ATMs electric cars and conputers stopped working including my computer ipod tv cellphone home phone computer and a few other things my computer is kinda working now but i no longer have a working mic that kinda shorted out bigtime lol
and one drive motor on my old green base is now running slower not sure if its the motor causing it or the Hbridge will findout in time
yes WOLFIE any part you need can send it for money,money not a problem for me and i dont ask anything in return
i need any and all parts lol