Hello, my friend has an intel celeron 600mhz processor, with 64 mb ram and a 14.5GB hard drive, i had just installed windows xp pro on his machine, would 64mb of ram be too less, should i add more. If not what conflicts would i be expecting? Thanks in advance.
you most certainly should be using a minimum of 128mb so see any benifits i my self have upgraded to 1gig from 128mb and the results where very much improved, but in your case you should realy be using 128+
WIn XP will work on 128mb but it won't be great and you will want to remove lots of the fancy edges. Win98 may be a better option. Having said that I'm running (only for a test!!) Windows 2003 .net server on a PIII 600mhz with 256mb and it is fairly quick on basic tasks.
Just checked and am on a PC with a Celeron 500mhz with 128mb RAM using WinXP Home with Office XP and it works but is slow. Once a window has opened all is fine but till then you do have to be a relaxed user! Don't try and get anything done quickly.
Don't believe all the hype, when I tested XP Pro I installed it on a P166 with 32Mb RAM and 2Gb HDD because I didn't have anything else to hand. It worked a treat and even managed to build up speed once I turned all the desktop graphics niceties off. :-}