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Old November 22nd 05, 10:53 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.packardbell
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Hi

Don't know if this was ever tried. I have Windows XP and I'd
like to try and get it on my old PB set........if possible It's a PB
with the old, 68X series motherboard....Currently, there is Win ME on
it. It has a Powerleap adapter, running at 400 mhz, 128 meg EDO, an
8.4 gig HD, 2 USB ports, an RCAport and an S-video port . Is it
possible? Any help pointers would sure be appreciated.

Thanks

Bill

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Old November 22nd 05, 02:00 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.packardbell
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If you do manage to get XP installed, it will run very slowly on a system with
limited memory and processor speed. A typical XP install will also chew up a
lot of the hard drive's capacity. I'm pretty sure that XP has drivers to match
the motherboard chipset, but presence or absence of drivers for the on-board
graphics may make or break an XP install.

I recommend Windows 2000 for older computers. Much leaner and meaner, but
missing the glitz of XP... Ben Myers

On 22 Nov 2005 01:53:47 -0800, wrote:



Hi

Don't know if this was ever tried. I have Windows XP and I'd
like to try and get it on my old PB set........if possible It's a PB
with the old, 68X series motherboard....Currently, there is Win ME on
it. It has a Powerleap adapter, running at 400 mhz, 128 meg EDO, an
8.4 gig HD, 2 USB ports, an RCAport and an S-video port . Is it
possible? Any help pointers would sure be appreciated.

Thanks

Bill


 




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