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by rwp_17 / May 3, 2005 2:03 AM PDT

here are my system stats
realtek fast ethernet adapter (cable modem connection)

1000 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

system model
system model:00101751 9795c

main circut board
board: Asus CUW-AM/MEW-AM 2.07
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies ltd 2.10 05/08/2001

memory modules
128 megabytes installed memory
slot 'M1' has 128mb
slot 'M2' is empty

cd drives

western digital enhanced hardrive

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By the way... (it is an HP machine) ...and
by rwp_17 / May 3, 2005 2:09 AM PDT

if there are problems can you guys please point them out to me.
i am trying to find out whether to just stay with win ME or go on up to win XP home

i also have a HP 3500 series usb printer (not sure if it is a 3500 though)

xircom usb hub

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Why in heaven's name you want XP?
by shafiqkhan31 / April 2, 2006 8:35 AM PDT

Hi rwp_17,
The only good question you should have asked yourself is, why you want XP?
What is it which you can not do, which you think XP will do?
XP is very heavy on resources. It does a lot of things but Me is no mean performer.

You must write down(to be sure) the functions you expect XP to do before you embark on this adventure.

If you want it for fun, good idea, then don't worry about expenditure. 1GB memory, at least 100GB hard drive and upmarket double core processor will keep you happy for a while.

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And why reply to a post 11 months later?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2006 8:43 AM PDT

Just wondering.

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No. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2005 2:13 AM PDT

At just 128MB XP will crawl.


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by damasta55r / May 3, 2005 11:13 AM PDT
In reply to: No. Here's why.

At school. they're running XP Pro with 128mb ram and its really slowww...

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128MB RAM at 3.2 GHz P4 =...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2005 12:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Yep

Wake me up when its over.


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please tell me
by rwp_17 / May 4, 2005 3:05 AM PDT

2 things
how much memory would you guys reccomend?
what processor would you guys reccomend?

please tell me


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256MB just to stop from ripping the arms off the chair.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2005 7:48 AM PDT
In reply to: please tell me

And 1.0GHz will be "OK". XP is a memory hog so 512M keeps it pretty happen. 128 is not a happy place for XP.


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is my hard drive ok
by rwp_17 / May 4, 2005 11:41 PM PDT

for win XP
cause computers at school are dropping down and crashing like flies
and they have western digital hard drives...

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by rwp_17 / May 5, 2005 1:36 AM PDT
In reply to: is my hard drive ok

i will need to get 1 gig of memory and i am wondering if my hard drive will play nicely with win xp

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1G of RAM is for bragging rights.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 5, 2005 1:46 AM PDT
In reply to: so-far...

Past 512M doesn't pay off like the 128 to 256 to 512 moves.

Your choice.

About hard disks. They last about 5 years. How old?


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hmm... i know
by rwp_17 / May 5, 2005 1:50 AM PDT

mine is still alive and kicking. soo it must just be age or something like that that is causing the schools computers to drop like flies.

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soo i need
by rwp_17 / May 5, 2005 2:02 AM PDT

512MB ram

and thats it

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Microsoft ending support for windows me on July 11 2006
by steve l / April 8, 2006 4:31 AM PDT

I am not an expert by any means but I am fairly sure Microsoft is ending support for anything before Windows 2000 on 11 July 2006.

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What does this mean?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2006 4:47 AM PDT

Will the OS stop working?

My answer is no. Windows 95 is still used by many.


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butting in here
by malkay / April 16, 2006 2:14 AM PDT
In reply to: What does this mean?

After July anyone using Windows ME will not be able to do any critical updates/security patches. I think that?s the reason people are concerned about using it after July.

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Sorry, this is not true.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 16, 2006 2:22 AM PDT
In reply to: butting in here

Updates and critical patches are still available after this date.

The base OS has had no patch for a year. You do find patches for the applications, but not the OS.


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Am I misreading this information?
by malkay / April 16, 2006 9:29 PM PDT

Latest News
?End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me
Effective July 11, 2006, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me (and their related components) will transition to a non-supported status. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide any incident support options or security updates. Microsoft is not offering a custom support agreement for these products.

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