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Dell L55R Operating System

by servant17 / January 28, 2009 12:58 AM PST

We have an old Dell with Windows 98 and I want to add a Microsoft Word, Excel viewer. Office 2003 viewers won't install, so I'd like to upgarde to XP. Will this work? What is the minimum memory for XP?

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That's simple to find an answer to.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2009 1:06 AM PST

XP's memory requirement is just a search away but you'll want to have 512MB if not 1GB RAM to be happy.

What is a Dell L55R? I can't find one.

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Error in the original Post
by servant17 / January 28, 2009 3:24 AM PST

The post should have referred to the Dell L550R desktop with a Windows 98 OS.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2009 4:33 AM PST

For not much. The problem is that a Pentium 3 machine may not work for many more years so upgrade if you must. Also let me give you a word to look on google with. The word is FREECYCLE. I see Pentium 4 machines given away from time to time.

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