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Will I have a problem if upgrade

by pebo94 / March 18, 2005 8:57 AM PST

I have a Compaq Prsarioo 5000 with 256mb,700mhz intel celeron,Bios:Compaq 686C3,10g HD,and presently running WinME. Would like to upgrade! Given what i have, would WinXP-PRO a better choice over Win 2000

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Don't install XP on that!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2005 12:03 PM PST

With a 10G hard disk and system restore and all the patches, that hard disk will be full and you will be very unhappy. My nod is Windows 2000.


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by strickjh2005 / March 18, 2005 4:30 PM PST

I have a spare system at home. It is 256mb of ram, 8 gb hd and 1000 mhz proc.

After installing xp and sp1 and sp2 as well as my antivirus program, spybot, mozzilla, MSOffice and photoshop, I still had enough room to do what I needed to do. If all the original poster needs is an email checker and a word proccesor, xp will be nice. It will run faster and more stable.

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I fear you will struggle
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 18, 2005 8:24 PM PST

People here recommend at least 512MB of RAM for Windows XP, and 10GB of hard disk may not be enough. I think the Celeron will struggle as well.

But I know nothing about WIn2000, so I can't say if an upgrade to that would be ok.



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My comments
by AussiePete / March 18, 2005 9:43 PM PST

I have 520mb 1000Mhz celeron - initially I had 256Mb memory. I found with the extra 520Mb I gained very little as I very really use more that 256Mb anyway.
As for upgrading to XP I have found XP a very stable system, much more so than 98 and ME. I cant comment on 2000 though.
You may find XP a tad slower than ME but much more stable. I think you meet the minimum requirements for XP.


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When you only meet the minimum requirements,
by glb613 / March 19, 2005 2:36 AM PST
In reply to: My comments

you get minimum performance. XP with only 256 MB of RAM means you can have performance problems. And the rest of the hardware is iffy at best. I think it is a mistake.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks to you all- you guys are great
by pebo94 / March 19, 2005 4:26 AM PST
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What is a mistake?
by AussiePete / March 20, 2005 9:46 PM PST

Anything has to be better than windows ME - suggest you read my comments carefully.

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Microsoft's Systems Requirements for XP - 128Mb Ram!!!!
by AussiePete / March 23, 2005 10:53 PM PST

See the following - Note the minimum required is a RAM of 128Mb although 64 Mb is still supported.

I personally think 128Mb is a bit low, with 256 being adequate. I now have 512 and find it more than enough and very really find the hard disk "swop file" ever gets any use!

Hope this helps,

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