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Wed, May 21, 2008 at 9:05:50 PM | Have to buy new laptop..2009 doesn't suport Windows 2000 Professional

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I installed Revit Architecture 2009 when I got it.  The license box didn't pop up to put in the license number, but I didn't worry much as I knew I was probably just in demo mode.  30 days later (today) the demo mode comes up, but it wouldn't let me input the my number.  So I called my dealer and they said that the reason is because 2009 doesn't support Wiindows 2000 Professional.  So, now I'm dead in the water.  I can't reverse the files back to 2008 and I can't work on them because I'm in demo mode now.  The result is...now I have to buy a new laptop which is something I knew I'd have to do down the road, but I didn't realize I'd have a day or two to make a huge decision like this.  I work by myself and frankly have never bought a new computer.  I have printed off the system requirements and system recommendations.  I would like to buy a Dell.  Can anyone tell me a Dell laptop they would suggest or how best to proceed...Thanks in advance...


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Wed, May 21, 2008 at 11:56:18 PM | Have to buy new laptop..2009 doesn't suport Windows 2000 Professional

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Dell Precision w/ nvidia quadro FX card.

 If you are going to spend the money on a good laptop might i suggest looking into a manufacturer that produces a machine with a fullsize processor in it. Centrino technology has come a long way recently but it just cant perform like a fullsize quad-core.


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Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:13:39 PM | Have to buy new laptop..2009 doesn't suport Windows 2000 Professional

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if you really must get a dell, go with the precision laptop. I would say the 6300. 

 

http://www.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/precnnb?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&~ck=bt

 see if the link works for you.  

 

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Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 2:03:28 AM | Have to buy new laptop..2009 doesn't suport Windows 2000 Professional

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I've got a dell vostro and it runs perfectly fine. You would have to spring for the better graphics, more ram, and more hd though. The graphics i got directly from dell, but the ram and hd I bought separately from newegg and installed myself. It's not the best machine, but good if you're on a budget.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 12:33:09 AM | Have to buy new laptop..2009 doesn't suport Windows 2000 Professional

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Wow, I cant believe you still use Windows Pro 2000... 

Vista is ok, I like it.   It's reliable.

A good PC for all this is the Sony Vaio VGN-NR498E

CHECK IT OUT!


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Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 2:24:15 PM | Have to buy new laptop..2009 doesn't suport Windows 2000 Professional

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Do you need a new laptop or can you just upgrade XP? I'm not sure what your current hardware configurtion is like, but maybe some upgrades can do the trick.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 7:26:29 PM | Have to buy new laptop..2009 doesn't suport Windows 2000 Professional

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I'm using a Dell XPS M1730 with 4GB of ram. I've had it sence January and it has worked well. The only draw back is that due to all of the hardware, it is very heavy as compared to other laptops. Other than that, it has worked well for me. I also have a 22" digital monitor that I plug into the video port to increase my desktop space.

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