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Can This Computer Handle XP?

by Eclipse2564 / February 16, 2008 3:54 AM PST

I'm not sure so I'm asking. Can a computer with the following specs handle XP? It's old and currently running Windows ME.

Genuine Intel Pentium III processor
127.0 MB RAM
Intel 82810E Graphics Controller 4.12.01.2604

If you need other spec let me know which.

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If you can find the drivers, it could run XP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 4:10 AM PST
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If you can find the drivers, it could run XP.
by Eclipse2564 / February 16, 2008 4:13 AM PST

Well, it's not my computer and the people who own it don't know much about computers and right now it has some problems due to their little children who they let play on the computer. I wasn't sure if I should reinstall ME or if I should go with XP. What do you mean find the drivers? You don't think they would come with XP Professional?

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XP Pro is 299 bucks!!!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 4:19 AM PST

You have definitely stepped over the line where a new machine is the better idea.

Since you asked the driver question my new answer is you should NOT do this. Windows in ALL versions does not come with the drivers for our machines.

Bob

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XP Pro is 299 bucks!!!
by Eclipse2564 / February 16, 2008 4:29 AM PST
In reply to: XP Pro is 299 bucks!!!

I already have XP Pro the cost is not an issue to me, but to the people who I'm doing this for they cannot afford a new PC right away and need a working computer. So your saying since they can't afford a new PC that they should just have to deal with a crappy machine?

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Looks like a poor choice to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 4:34 AM PST
In reply to: XP Pro is 299 bucks!!!

Also since the driver issue will haunt them or you my answer is you should distance yourself from this to avoid being drawn into a situation where they will never talk to you again.

Microsoft has yet to address the driver issue so you can just install Windows...

Bob

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Looks like a poor choice to me.
by Eclipse2564 / February 16, 2008 4:45 AM PST

Well it's not like they won't ever talk to me, they're family. So other than telling them to buy a new machine what other options do I have?

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Just leave it running Windows ME.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 4:54 AM PST

XP would be so slow it would be the end of that machine.

Bob

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