Although the HD is adequate, you would need preferably 512 MB of memory for good performance.
Additionally, after doing this with my daughters, found the motherboard Bios was WAY over strained by XP and eventually (<than 9 months) fried the MB and trashed the HD(along with all the files) on it's way to Heaven! Those MB's, v. hard to find, will set you back(w/labor) about 1/2 the price of new bottom end P4/XP machine. Tack in HD and your putting in good money after bad. Better to save and use as a second machine for easy duties as befits a grand ol' dame.
I loved that 98SE, may it rest in Peace! Sorry!
I just wanted to ask about changing Win98 to WinXP.My daughters computer is Pentium 3 MHz800,it has the Western Digital 80 HD.Now it has Windows98se and I'm just wondering if I can just reformat it with my XP disc and if so how complicated it would be.It runs fine with the 98 but she gets little problems associated with it,reboot often,performed an illegal operation and has to close,you know all that.Also just the fact that after this last update recently from Microsoft I'm sure it's going to have to be updated.Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.Also we are on a very low budget otherwise I'd just buy her something a little more up to date.Thanks Guys.