..it shouldn't be a problem..
1. YES, you can direct the download directly to the external drive..
2. NO, you can't make the external drive the "main drive", but 6 GB is enough to run Windows XP..
3. You could move some of the files, such as documents, pictures, and music, from your "full" C: drive to the external drive, therefore eliminating the error message.
And yes, more RAM is a good idea for even normal computer duties with XP, (no less that 512 MB and preferably 1 GB) but RAM itself shouldn't be a limiting factor with the external drive.
Hope this helps.
Hi, I have a reconditioned Compaq Armada E500, operating Windows XP, with 256Mb of RAM, and a pathetic 6Gb hard drive..And no, I can't afford another laptop!
My problem is that when I download anything, be it music, photos, whatever, the system realises the hard drive is full and alerts me to this.
So if I were to buy an external drive, how could I get this to essentially act as the main drive for the unit, and have all those alerts eradicated when I try to download stuff. Also, would I need to upgrade RAM, or is that only the case if I were to try and put a larger hard drive in the laptop itself?. And then I assume a BIOS upgrade would be required in that case...
I'm looking the easiest solution.... all help appreciated!
Many thanks, Colin..