Looking for laptop setup advice

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I just purchased an off-lease HP Omnibook 6000 on eBay and am expecting it
to arrive in a couple of days. The laptop will have no operating system
installed. The company that sold it to me is a pretty reputable one, so I'm
hoping I didn't get a lemon.

Besides having my copy of Windows 2000 Professional handy, is there anythng
else I should plan on having to do ?

Should I be going to the HP web site and downloading drivers, for instance

Anything else ?

Thanks very much for your help.

Re: Looking for laptop setup advice

Bob wrote:

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Just make sure to get the W2K going,  then download all the latest BIOS,
drivers. I'd deal with BIOS and video driver first.
I use W2K Sp4 and Linux on all my boxes.
Works well.
Good luck,

Re: Looking for laptop setup advice

Before loading the operating system, I'd try to use the setup tools to
partition the drive, if possible.  Otherwise, I'd consider getting a copy of
Partition Magic and creating a second partition for all YOUR files--makes
backing up a lot easier.  You can do this at any time, but if you do it
before you load a bunch of stuff, it will go faster.

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