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Running XP on older machines..
    #1798462 - 08/10/03 04:51 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

My girl has a 350mhz p2/96mb ram computer (old as fuck.). Its been taken care of VERY well, and runs VERY nicely. It runs about as well as my 800mhz athlon machine did when I had it.

Anyway, she wants to put xp on it. Think itll work?


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Re: Running XP on older machines.. [Re: ]
    #1798708 - 08/10/03 06:05 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The XP CD has a utility that you can run and it will tell you if it will work on that machine.


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Re: Running XP on older machines.. [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1798852 - 08/10/03 06:52 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

shamelessly stolen from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/sysreqs.asp

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Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional

* PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
* 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
* 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*
* Super VGA (800 ? 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
* CD-ROM or DVD drive
* Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device





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Re: Running XP on older machines.. [Re: ]
    #1798982 - 08/10/03 07:42 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

As Riffic pointed out, you'll need a bit more RAM. Even so, I think you'll find XP would run rather slowly on that particular machine, according to what I've read on the XP forums. Perhaps you should stick with '98 for the time being. Also something to consider is an alternative OS; have you thought about using Redhat Linux? It would help you get the most out of an older machine.


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Re: Running XP on older machines.. [Re: Le_Canard]
    #1800139 - 08/11/03 01:39 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

it`ll run, ive run it on less


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Re: Running XP on older machines.. [Re: ]
    #1800609 - 08/11/03 04:52 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

You'll really want more RAM, XP runs like a dead sloth even with 256 megs I've noticed.. if I were you, I would really stick with Win98SE, maybe some flavor of Linux, preferrably something that doesn't by default put Gnome or KDE on your desktop.


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Re: Running XP on older machines.. [Re: ]
    #1801336 - 08/11/03 01:02 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Until the other day I was running XP on a k6-2 350mhz. Worked fine.

I'd suggest adding more RAM, though.

I just got an AMD 1800+ with motherboard for $59 at Frys :smile:



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Re: Running XP on older machines.. [Re: wingnutx]
    #1801677 - 08/11/03 02:35 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Yea, don't put on XP, it is such a stable os because it uses alot memory, until you get a nice PC stick with 98.


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Re: Running XP on older machines.. [Re: ]
    #1802021 - 08/11/03 04:19 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Just slap in 256 megs of RAM and it'll be fine.



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