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Overwrite or Dual Boot

by Atomicsoda / July 22, 2004 3:39 AM PDT

i have windows 98SE currently installed into my computer and i just got XP home edition. it wasnt the upgrade, however, so i have im left with the choice of either reformatting my harddrive and installing XP, or creat a dual-booting system and make one harddrive for 98se and on for XP. i was told that XP cannot run some older programs (being a gamer, thats gonna be annoying.) which is the best decision...what are the pros and cons?

thank you.

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make sure your computer can handle XP
by LarryD / July 22, 2004 3:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Overwrite or Dual Boot

it needs at least 256MB, better with 512MB. Any less and it wont be worth your trouble. In addition, make sure your hard drive is at least 8GB (some may feel comfortable with less). Didn't answer your question, but thought I would save you aggravation if your machine isn't up to snuff

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Re: make sure your computer can handle XP
by Atomicsoda / July 22, 2004 4:40 AM PDT

thanks for the info.
im running at 256MB on about 80 gigs, with about 40 gigs full. i think thats good enough.

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(NT) (NT) up your ram to 512 when you can
by Mark G / July 22, 2004 6:14 AM PDT
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Computer XP readiness test
by tomconnr / July 22, 2004 8:00 AM PDT
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