how do i know if a laptop running windows me can be upgraded to XP
Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:25 PM
Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:40 AM
Posted 11 October 2006 - 01:57 AM
You could also try a free operating system like Linux if you don't already have Windows XP. You can try it out first using Live CD's that install nothing on your computer but are really great because they run from your CD drive and you can get the feel of Linux. The only downside is the speed of the Live CD is much much slower than the actual operating system. There are some good free Linux CD places that send CD's worldwide that come up in a Google Search.
Linux is also compatitable with most hardware and software
Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:46 AM
Well the minimium requirements are
300 mhz or higher processor
64 mb ram (minimum) 128 recommended
1.5 gb for install on the harddrive.
Hmm about 6 years old. It SHOULD support it but you should post the specs.
Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:07 AM
In reality you cannot use microsoft's minimum requirements to really run XP on an older computer. XP does not like less than 256 mb of memory. Even at 256 i find it uses the swap file way too much so i always install 512mb. Processors ? Well i really would not install on less than a 1 gig processor and even then if you are video editing it can be pretty slow. I have had a 1 gig computer and a 2.2 gig computer side-by-side( exact same setups) and it shocked me how much longer the 1 giger took to open programs and run some of them.