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sorry, stupid win 2000/xp question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by melby, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. melby

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    I'm currently running win98, but I've been wanting to upgrade to win 2000/xp. I'm just wondering if my old computer would be able to cope with anything but win98? (And how do I know it will/will not work?)
     
  2. jscottd

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    Go look at the box for the upgrade - it will list system requirements. Or go to M$.com and they should list them there.

    I would probably double whatever minimum RAM they say is required.

    Also, I would go the format/clean install route over the 'upgrade' method.
     
  3. Mr_Webmaster

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    Go and run PC Pitstop's XP readyness test. Everything that won't work will be identified and you could download updates, ect from their manufacturer's sites.

    XP Readyness Test
     
  4. mobo

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    Waht amount of ram and what size processor do you have ?
     
  5. melby

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    255 MB RAM
    Pentium(r) ll Processor
     
  6. Mr_Webmaster

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    How do you have 255 MB RAM? you sure it's not 256?
     
  7. mobo

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    That sounds right (255)as some get used up just for windows, now what about the processor size ? Download Wcpuid , open it and tell me what speed the processor is running at.
     
  8. KeithKman

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    "sorry, stupid win 2000/xp question"

    There are no dumb questions...
     
  9. melby

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    L2 Speed, is that it? In that case, it's 801.41 MHz
     
  10. mobo

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    So you have a 800 mhz pentium processor and 256 ram, you can load either xp or w2k although w2k will be slightly faster on that ram but you can use xp fairly good on 256 as well..
     
  11. mobo

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    Did you try the readiness test as well ?
     
  12. Mr_Webmaster

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    The readyness test will test everything, from Prosessor speed to programs that may not be compatible with XP.
     
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