Quick XP question

  Kev.Ifty 19:51 11 Jun 2008

Pentium 3 processor, 40 Gig HDD, want to load XP Professional. What would you recommend as minimum memory?

FYO: To settle an argument at work.

Cheers Kev

  Kev.Ifty 19:53 11 Jun 2008

FYO? sorry 'For Your Infomation' FYI!

  johnnyrocker 19:53 11 Jun 2008

i run xp pro with 512 which is i believe best minimum option


  rossgolf 19:57 11 Jun 2008

check out the microsoft website. that will definately settle the argument

  wis 19:58 11 Jun 2008

are you mixing ram memory with hdd memory not
the same thing

  lotvic 20:01 11 Jun 2008

"recommend as minimum memory?"

512 minimum, as per johnnyrocker

1Gb if you can, speeds it up

  wis 20:01 11 Jun 2008

and by todays standards 40 hdd, is like fi car
with 100 bhp

  sunny staines 20:02 11 Jun 2008

i used to run xp pro on a pent 500 with 386 sd ram it ram ok. but would recommend 1g so you can run more at once, not used it for gaming.

  lotvic 20:02 11 Jun 2008

I was meaning ram

  lotvic 20:11 11 Jun 2008

The minimum size of the harddrive is relative to the data you wish to store on it.

Nothing wrong with hard drives that are 40Gb or less.

Op Sys XP will not take up more than 5-7Gb (and that's including SP updates)

microsoft say 1.5Gb for basic install click here

  Kev.Ifty 20:41 11 Jun 2008

I am trying to get a basic XP load on our Clients machines so that they can connect their equipment to an ASL line. They have loads of machines running assorts of crap.

The best they can manage is P3, 80gig and 256 ram.

I am trying to get them to pay for mother boards and memory, and in some cases Bios upgrades.

They are trying to say 'You provide tech support so get our machines working!

I would love to do so, if I have the right info!

Cheers Kev

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