Skip to comments.Need help: problem installing Windows XP upgrade to a Windows ME machine
Posted on 05/06/2007 3:13:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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I'm not sure that will even be a problem. I'm using XP at the office as well on a computer with 1 gb RAM.
Just to be clear, the way an OS uses memory is that it paints an array across whatever is available. The maximum possible memory that ME could use is 512mb. XP is 2GB.
My point was that you could put 200000GB of ram on a window ME computer, it will still only use 512mb of it.
Sure, but figuring out what is a craplette and what you shouldn’t uninstall is tough. There is a program called ccleaner which helps alot, but is not infallible. I just put together a new install of WinXP on a system that I use for testing that had ‘rotted’ and performance was up substantially over the craplette install. It makes a huge difference with older machines.
I don’t run a virus checker, I use online email (gmail) which I download with Thunderbird, and a hardware firewall NAT router. I don’t randomly download anything on this WinXP system, which I use for software testing.
For web browsing I run Ubuntu Linux.
This is the catch. As XP originally came out it would run OK on such a machine. But XP is now up to SP2 and actually SP3 if you count all the fixes after you install WinXP/SP2 on a machine. All these updates and fixes make 1.5ghz CPU and 512mb-1gb ram a more realistic minimum in my opinion
#2 I'm just about positive you can clean install with your XP upgrade edition provided you have a CD disc of an earlier OS to insert when the XP installation asks you to....To verify that you own an earlier OS to qualify to use an upgrade edition
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