hi a mate would like to install xp pro/home has anyone had success,on this size PC i know about the minimum microsoft requirements , helproom views would be appreciated 300mhz intel pen 11,32k memory cache,512 secondry,320 meg of memory,4 gig h/d he isnt in to graphcs just simple gaming, a bit of mp3 storage and internet, reason,stability he gets a bit of hanging and would be able to configure add ons better .On 98se at the moment regards nobby
The types of PC hardware on the UNCG campus are extremely diverse. UNCG IT has developed following minimum requirements to define the minimum specifications of a machine capable of running the Windows XP operating system. The goal of these requirements are ensure a reliable standard of performance and serviceability for the UNCG client community. While a machine may actually be able to have the Windows XP operating system installed and run with specifications that are below the ones listed here, UNCG IT will not install or support these systems. Below are the recommended minimum machine specifications.
* Intel Pentium III processor * 128 MB of RAM * 6 GB of hard drive storage space hope this helps,like VoG™ says it will run a little slow....TT
Agree with others, it'll run but it'll use a lot of the hard drive and as for games I don't know, because XP will be using a lot of the system resources there will be less left for the games and if he plays any old DOS games they probably won't work, even some of the 95 games won't run on XP even in compatability mode. He/she could try it but to be honest they'd be better of buying a cheap newer PC.
should be fine for basic internet and office tasks is my guess.
i just set up XP home on a very old P3 450mhz 128MB memory, 6GB HDD last night for a freinds sister and it runs surprisingly well with bt broadband and office XP etc. i didnt think it would run it at all.