Win2K versus XP Pro

  acberty 12:53 28 May 2008

I'm bringing a donated lappie - an Acer Travelmate 524TE - up to speed (!) with a max. of 512Mb RAM. The pro' seems to be a PIII 650MHz, with a 10Gb HDD. It has Win2K V4 installed and, so far, it works.

I'm looking to use it for MS PP Presentations on 240v mains ( OK ), and marine charting with a GPS input, with a 12v input converter ( not yet tried, but advised easy )

Now, I'm a fan of XP PRO SP3, and I have the Media Centre version on my main machine, with NO intention of degrading to Vista.

The question is: What pros and contras should I consider, when thinking of installing XP Pro on the old lappie?

  LastChip 13:00 28 May 2008

Personally, I'd stay with W2K. I think XP will run, but I've a feeling it will be a little slow.

Furthermore, XP will eat more disc space and the advantages you might get are minimal.

  Taff™ 13:40 28 May 2008

I agree. The XP installation might take over half of your HDD.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:27 28 May 2008

512Mb minimal for XP
Stick with the 2K

  acberty 19:00 28 May 2008

Thanks, guys. That's the way forward....

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