xp pro install problems

  01chris 21:03 21 Mar 2005
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I have a old computer which I think has a problem with the hard disc, I am trying to install xp pro onto it by booting the pc with the disc in it. It all goes fine until it comes to check the ram, it tells me that xp needs 64mb ram to work and the pc has less. without buying more ram is there a way i can get round this (ie trick it into thinking it has more). Please bear in mind it won't boot up to the desktop, it only gets just past the press delete to enter setup.

Thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 21:05 21 Mar 2005

It simply will not run without the necessary RAM and even with 128mb will only just be manageable.

  PA28 21:06 21 Mar 2005

'98SE sounds like a better bet here.

  Jak_1 21:12 21 Mar 2005

Also what chip is in the old PC, too little RAM and a pentium 2 or 2 and it simply will not work. 512 is much better and a minimum Pentium 4.

  01chris 21:29 21 Mar 2005

thanks everyone, looks like i am going to have to buy some more ram then

  Diodorus Siculus 07:23 22 Mar 2005

More RAM could well be a waste of money depending on the specification of the rest of the machine. An alternative OS may well be the better way forward.

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