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All-In-One mania!

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HP "all-in-one" touchscreen PC's. Poor man's iMac? Easily discarded?
It seems so. I just got two of them in the past few weeks, neither booting up. Both had the RAM and HDD removed, as if that was all that was worth saving from them.
One is an Intel i3 and the other an Intel i5.

And, they both work fine.
Oh, they didn't boot when I got them. But, after adding some DDR3 SODIMMS and removing the CMOS betteries for 30 seconds or so, they both booted up just fine.
Now, the i3 has a full Windows 10 install (originally designed for Windows 8, I had to "downgrade" the install to Windows 7 then do an upgrade to 10 after it was activated) and the i5 has a Win 7 Pro install.

I had to do some internet research on how to do the downgrades, but I found enough information to get me on the right path. Want to buy an all-in-one? More importantly, if you have one of these and it fails to boot, try the CMOS trick before you put it out for recycling! You heard it here first....



Holiday fun...

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