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- Replacements for the ipaq 4150 CD?
March 23, 2007, 9:23 pm
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fast. The thing that's holding me up is that the owner can't find the HP
CD that came with the PDA. I don't really care about all the other stuff
but I do want to be able to reinstall the OS if it's ever necessary. Does
anyone know if I need the CD to do that, or is the OS stored in ROM? If
the former, is there perhaps some method to image the current installation
so I can later restore Windows from it instead of using an install CD?
Also the HP site does have Windows mobile 5 *upgrade* for sale for
this PDA. Does anyone know what kind of hoops that makes you jump
through to do the upgrade? That is, do I need the original HP CD, or
does it use the current installation to qualify the upgrade? (If the
latter then I'm thinking I can install it using the current version to
qualify. That'll give me a clean install since it says it overwrites all
previous data, and I'll just image that for future reinstallation)
Re: Replacements for the ipaq 4150 CD?
The OS is stored in ROM, and has never been available on a CD. The CD
probably also has ActiveSync, which is available free someplace on the
Microsoft web site. And possibly Outlook, which is not available free.
Neither. Each upgrade is built for specific hardware. If you have
physical possession of the appropriate hardware, then you have a right
to install the upgrade.
I just used google (http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search ) to
ipaq 4150 upgrade
and got 107 hits. At least one from a reliable poster says there is no
upgrade for that model. I also think you should check before
upgrading; WM 5 is not universally liked, especially as an upgrade.
You would also get the name of a more appropriate newsgroup.
To reply to me, remove the underscores (_) from my email address (and please
indicate which newsgroup and message).
Robert E. Zaret, eMVP
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Boston, MA 02116
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