Upgrade from 98SE

  TommyRed 09:56 22 Oct 2005

Daughter wants me to upgrade her PC from 98SE to XP for Christmas, if I remember it's quite low on RAM, 128 or 256Mb. What the minimum XP will run on plus I noticed on eBay that you can buy XP pro and office 2003 for £15, this seems ridicously cheap, though it says it comes with unused product key. What's the catch. TR

  Mr Mistoffelees 09:58 22 Oct 2005

Windows XP will go on 128MB but be very slow. 256MB is the realistic minimum and 512MB+ to work really well.

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:01 22 Oct 2005

Windows XP Pro, or home, and Office 2003 on eBay that cheap are virtually guaranteed to be pirate copies.

  TommyRed 17:20 22 Oct 2005


  VoG II 17:22 22 Oct 2005

I agree with Mr Mistoffelees on both points.

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  g0slp 17:57 22 Oct 2005

Mr Mistoffelees & VoG are correct.

PC World are presently doing Office 2003 Student Edition for just under £90. The license that comes with it allows legitimate installation into 3 computers; has been a godsend in this house, with one son doing GCSE this school year, #2 son in Year 9 & Mrs g0slp doing mature student work herself.

We have XP on all our machines; 256Mb on one, 384Mb on the second & 512Mb on the third. I confirm that 128Mb is sloooooowwww, hence one machine now having 384Mb - I added a256Mb stick...


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