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Problem Installing XP on an older System


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I was wondering if someone might be able to help me install XP 2002 edition on an older computer, it meets all the system requirements but i get an error that says something about system resources and it's going to stop running ATP, then restarts (this is after install and going into actually setting up windows) Whatever help you could give would be great
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Have you got the system details

Is there any version of windows already on the PC
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PII 333, 128 SDRAM, 8GB HD, and there was a prior installation, but i formated in NTFS (not quick) before i installed XP, so the only thing on the HD are files used in installing XP
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The Ram and the size of hard drive are the problem, even if you did get XP on there it would not have room for much else and the memory would struggle
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it was running ME, how much of a difference is there with requirements?
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To enjoy XP 512 MB of ram menory is good

XP would be 2 - 3 GB then allow for system restore

Unless it's a buget thing, putting XP on a more recent PC would be good
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Minimum requirements for XP (professional):
- 64MB RAM, 128MB recommended
- Pentium 233Mhz CPU
- At least 1,5GB free disk space

I've been trying these requirements and they actualy are correct :whistling: (only thing different is that I had a 400Mhz CPU)
Obviously with 64MB RAM, there wasn't much I could do... but it worked!
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i dont' really need to enjoy it, it just needs to work, and i know XP will work with what i have, i just need to know why i keep getting the error
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Fair enough, if the drive has nothing you need on it, use boot and nuke, which takes a while but comprehensively wipes the drive and takes it out of the equation

As for ram, I have an XP machine on, doing nothing it is using 480MB
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