Best used toughbook

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  1. Compaq12

    Compaq12 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Alright so here is what went down
    I bought that CF-30 from a guy who I’ll call “John”. “John” had the CF-30 and I was picking up a motherboard for a build. I saw it in the corner and asked “John” if I could buy it. He said sure and he was also going to throw it away. I paid him $170 (paid $150 for the motherboard). I got a adapter online and plugged it in and booted. That’s my toughbook how I got it thing
     
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    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Nice machine. You should have no problems installing Windows 7 Pro on it . It will run get on it...mine did. Don't like them rubber keyboards, takes a while to get use to them. I like the emmissive keyboard the best. Have them on my my 19, 30 and 53.
     
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    I don’t really like them myself but ehhh who cares. My work 29 has the rubbery keys
     
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    Thanks. It’s in really nice condition. The gps is the OEM one too. I just found a quart bag of cds and floppy’s. From OS/2 Warp to Windows 10 Enterprise.
    But I only found a 7 ultimate for a Dell so I will buy one off eBay or if a Goodwill has one (unlikely)
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Dell Win7 image will install on a Toughbook.
    You just need a valid COA number
     
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    Ok. I found a working COA from a computer.
     
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    The OEM one is not the best, better after market ones out there but I have been using the OEM one for years and it got be where I was going

    Have fun with that trying to find all the right drivers . My advice, find a windows 7 COA / CD like Shawn said.
     
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    Oh that I said was the newest one that I had. I just finished installing it on the hard drive and backed everything up on to a CD.
     
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    I just also got a CF-28 from @ToughbookGeek96 with a 20GB Hard drive 128mb of ram and windows 98 SE. It’s model number CF-28MJGEEM.
     
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    Hey so this thread can be closed. Thanks for the help everyone!
    Davion
     
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