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Best operating system for this laptop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MEbeME, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. MEbeME

    MEbeME Thread Starter

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    Hello all.

    I recently purchased a second hand Toshiba Tecra 8000 Laptop which came with XP Pro installed on it. Everying works fine, it is just VERY VERY VERY slow. I am unsure what O/S this laptop was built for.

    Here are the specs:

    Intel Pentium II processor
    160MHz, 128 MB of Ram

    6GB Hard Drive


    I would like to know which O/S i should install on the laptop to speed it up. Any help will be greatly appeciated.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Almost the same specs as my 7 1/2 year old laptop, except I have a blazing fast Celeron 400Mhz CPU. :) Mine came with Windows 98SE. That's probably your best bet if you want speed.

    I had 2k Pro on it for a short while; it seemed to work OK but I had a heck of a time finding some drivers.

    XP is pretty slow at less than 512 MB memory.
     
  3. MEbeME

    MEbeME Thread Starter

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    I was thinking 2000, but would it improve me speed??

    YouTube videos load quickly, but i can't watch them
     
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    Try to find out what size "2000" is. "XP" virtually filled your 6 GB HDD, leaving no "breathing room" for its operation. I have seen the recommendation that "XP" have at least 12 GB of space for itself. You don't want to run into a similar problem with "2000."

    {redoak}
     
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    i also have tecra8000 p3 500 just add another stick of ram i have 256 and it works fine for general stuff
     
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    Iwould increase the ram and install Windows 2000.
     
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    Today's web content was not designed with "160MHz, 128 MB of Ram" in mind.

    IMO your best bet is to keep XP, plan to do something else for 10 minutes after you boot it, and only open one or two applications at a time. Keep it as "clean" as possible.

    Mine worked OK on Win 2k Pro, but I never tried to watch videos on it and don't know how much your 1/3 processor speed compared to mine will make.
     
  8. MEbeME

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    Windows 2000 Professional
    Minimum Requirements

    Computer/Processor 133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU
    Memory 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM recommended minimum; more memory generally improves responsiveness
    Hard Disk 2GB hard disk with a minimum of 650MB of free space
    CPU Support Windows 2000 Professional supports single and dual CPU systems



    Should I do it?
     
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