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Ron
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I need a very inexpensive windows computer. I can supply kbd, mouse, screen, HDD/SDD I just need processor and RAM (with HDD/SD is ok)

I want to use it for a PC based oscilloscope and maybe one or two other apps, my main machine will continue to be an M1 Mac. The M1 part of that prevents me from using my Virtual windows for such things as Raspberry Pi Desktop and PC based Oscilloscope's.

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Need more information. 

1) Where are you. Shipping can be expensive.

2) How much ram do you need.

3) How much Hard drive.

4) What is the minimum windows version you need.

5) What is your budget.

 


   
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@sj_h1 Canada, not sure, go with 16 to be safe, I can use my own SSD's if need be, but if it comes with hdd or sdd of either 128 or 256 that is plenty, this is not my main machine, win 11 is likely all I can buy now and it doesn't matter, budget is between 100 and 300 CDN.

 

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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@zander Win 11 is the latest and has a lot of requirements you probably don't need (i.e. expensive). I just got one through Walmart in that price range. These are reburbs but good enough for most people pc computer - Walmart.com


   
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@sj_h1 That's in the US, and I don't want someone else's problems, I want new. Too bad when I switched to Apple I didn't keep my licensed Windows DVD's. I think I have a key somewhere but will I find it. I am running Win 11 now so I should be able to get it again for free. I found a Windows ISO on my SDD and an old Win 8 product Key. Somewhere I think I have a Win 10 as well since it did upgrade to 11.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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