Crap computer problems

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  1. ThePanchamBros
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    Ok, so i found this old laptop (Dell, 2002) that's running windows xp and I'm trying to upgrade it to windows 7 so I can give it to my little brother so he can play G-mod and stuff. but first, I would like to delete everything off the pc except the os to get the tons of adware off it. Any help doing that?
     
  2. Piluvr

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    ok, factory reset it, google is your friend.
     
  3. FireEmblemGuy

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    I'm gonna guess that computer's not capable of Windows 7 or frankly any kind of 3D gaming in the first place.

    As for cleaning, it'd probably be best to just do a fresh install of XP. I doubt you'll have much luck but if you want to try upgrading to Vista/7 from there, that's your choice.
     
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    or do linux with wine.
     
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    If you only have adware, run AdwCleaner, it's a really great software to remove it. Just make sure you have the legit version:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/dl/125/
    The best way to clear your data is just to delete your user and make a new one

    If you can, skip all of this and reinstall Windows. A reinstall is the best way to generally do this.
     
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  7. ThePanchamBros
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    I got a free version of windows 7, I'm gonna try it, if not I'm just gonna try a factory reset
     
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    GMod has been ported to Linux. WINE would be pointless. Also, avoid XP like the plague. Microsoft dropped security support for it years ago so it's a prime target for malicious entities. 0day exploits are constantly popping up for it now.
     
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  9. Minox

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    Do you know what specs the computer has? I may very well run Windows 7, but it's questionable if a desktop from 2002 can run Gmod properly.
     
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