I bought it because it had no operating system – and hence, was cheaper. Only 16,990 baht at Tesco Lotus. It has FreeDOS, but I don’t count that as an OS since you can’t do much with it.
My plan was to install Windows XP. It is not done easily. In 3 days it is now complete. It was a trial and I wanted to let anyone else know – if you bought a Compaq or ACER notebook in Thailand and it doesn’t have an OS – if you aren’t upgrading to Windows VISTA then you’ll have a hell of a time putting Windows XP on it.
I put XP on mine because it’s very fast and stable. I like XP a LOT and I didn’t want to switch to Vista.
If you want to know how to do it – I am building another small blog to cover the troubleshooting and to get you up and running with Windows XP. In short you’ll need to find a way to get past the SATA hdd drivers problem and then get over the sound and modem problems, not to mention the touchpad, and memory card reader problems.
If you want to buy one of these notebooks I’ll even buy it for you and install Windows XP on it for you – see page, “Compaq Notebook computer without OS, installing Windows XP” for pricing options and write me at my email in the upper right of this site.
Or, see new blog:
Compaq Presario Notebooks in Thailand >