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Compaq - what OS is best

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by thewolfe, Apr 27, 2004.

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  1. thewolfe

    thewolfe Thread Starter

    Nov 26, 2002
    Compaq - what OS is best

    I have a friend and with a Compaq Presario Presario 5834. He is buying a new machine and since this was not running right we are going to redo it. It has an Intel Celeron processor with 191 MG.

    It's running Windows 98 second edition. Evidently Compaq set up with a C drive and a D drive. The D drive stores the backup info to restore when necessary. However that no longer works.

    I am thinking about wiping out both partitions and installing a new operating system. My question, which one.

    This machine is going to be used for getting on the Internet and for the office software.

    What's the best OS I can put on the system? Win98, Win98 SE, WinME, Win2K, WinXP. I think Win2K, WinXP would be too much for it. What do you think?
  2. Rache

    Rache Banned

    Sep 30, 2002
    Depends on your ram. 98 likes 64 min, w2k and xp likes 128 min. Also depends on your useage. Some say 98se is best for gaming. On son's pc I'm putting 98se on 1 partition, with w2k on other. To save too many probs I'd suggest not going anywhere near ME.
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