I have a Compaq EvoD300V desktop pc with system windows xp home edition (2002) unfortuately whenever I try to download SP2 the PC becomes glitchy and unresponsive,sometimes taking minutes before it reacts. Would a new hard drive help this or is it over the hill.?
My PC specs are as "ame" has stated,except that the hard drive was replaced by an engineer to 40gb. I replaced the ram and put in 512mb-all with no ill effects. It was when it started to get very slow and twitchy that I decided to wipe the hard drive and start again-but it has not helped.
XP will be slow with 512 Mb RAM but it`s not impossible to work with. I suggest you download an ISO image of Service Pack Three, burn the image to disk and install it from that. You can skip SP2 altogether because SP3 will install all the upgrades from SP1 onwards. click here Just be patient when it`s installing!
I think the 1.4GHz Celeron processor might be the main problem. My daughter has a Pentium 4 2.53GHz in her pc and it is running XP Pro with a 40Gb disk I've just put in. I am just about to double the RAM to 1Gb but it is still fine for basic tasks - e.g. business use, surfing, etc - the way it is. If you want to play games or watch quality video, bin it and move on. Upgrades are expensive and never match the latest all-in pc package £ for £.
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