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post #1 of 6 Old 06-14-2002, 02:24 PM - Thread Starter
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I want to convert my Dell laptop to an MP3 server. To do so, I need to clean off a bunch of programs (ie, office 97) to create room. What's the best method for doing this? Do I need software like QuickClean?

Also, is it recommended that I upgrade the soundcard?

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Depends on the Dell. If it is from '97 may have to just see how it sounds? If you go for it, I'd do a clean install of your OS (perhaps upgrade it?) on a new laptop drive to boot?
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I'd have to agree, and depending on how you want to use it, you'll need to remember to turn off the auto-sleep features etc. You can start by using the add/remove programs and remove everything you don't want. You won't end up (or shouldn't) with files that take a lot of room, but you'll most likely still have a somewhat cluttered registry, which is why KenL suggested the clean install. I have to agree, if you can do a clean install, I'd advise it, but if you're looking for simplicity, use the add/remove from the control panel
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If it were me that was converting my Sony Laptop to an MP3 server I would DEFINATELY do a clean install of WinXP (PII400 or greater with minimum 128MB of RAM). If it were less than that I would probably clean install Win98 or 2000.

...but that's just me.



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I've been thinking about using my laptop as an MP3 server as well, but I don't thinkthat the built-in sound is all that great. And i would like to have a digital audio connection. I haven't found any PCMCIA cards that I think would provide quality sound; the only thing I've seen that might work is the external USB-based sound unit from Creative (Extigy). Of course, it's bulky and not very convenient to move around. Anyone with experience in this area?
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