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Bios issue with XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rford65, Feb 9, 2003.

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  1. rford65

    rford65 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys.I'm ready to upgrade ME to XP on my wifes computer.I ran PC Pitstops XP readiness test to see if her computer was compatible for XP(it's an older model/400 processor.The results of the test said I'd be OK except for this message:

    "Sort of Ready. The BIOS on this system was created before January 1, 2000. Microsoft has indicated that problems may occur using Windows XP with an older BIOS. You may be able to obtain an update from your vendor"

    What does that mean?Should I be concerned?What should I do,if anything,before I install XP?Thanx
     
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    Well, you can look on the manufacturer's website and see if there's a BIOS upgrade for your machine, that's the obvious step. If not, I don't think I'd worry too much about it, I installed XP on a couple of old systems, principally to see how well it would do. Worked fine, and no problems that I observed. It's far easier to get XP running properly on old hardware than it is to get W2K running on the same hardware.
     
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