xp over win 95


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Old 11-01-03, 10:49 PM
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Question xp over win 95

can I install win xp over win 95?

Have a t-series toshiba laptop. Haven't checked the size of the memory or the size of the harddrive yet. Would that be a factor?
may want to only use for office in Thailand language and karoke/

thanks......glenda
 
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Old 11-02-03, 12:56 AM
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you cannot upgrade. See here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...ing/matrix.asp
Requirements to install xp home:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...ng/sysreqs.asp
PC with 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233-MHz minimum required;* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.*
Super VGA (800 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
 
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Old 11-02-03, 09:11 AM
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Considering the specs on this machine (these are max specs - so your's may or may not meet these specs), I would say no:

CPU: 486DX2 50Mhz
RAM: 24Mb max (8Mb standard)
HDD: 320Mb (only on T2400CT)

None of these specs meet the minimum requirements. With a 320Mb HDD, you wouldn't have enough space to install XP anyway.
 
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Old 11-02-03, 08:00 PM
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thanks Tae and Safewatch.

Oh well it was a thought. So what would this laptop be good for then? any suggestions.

thanks......glenda
 
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Old 11-02-03, 08:05 PM
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Internet browsing and e-mail.
Word processing.
Several things, just not WinXP.

But, you don't need the latest and greatest just to do the basics.

Good luck!

Oh yeah, Linux is a good possibility also - if you want to learn a new OS.
 
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Old 11-03-03, 05:29 AM
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If I were finding it necessary to upgrade a laptop such as yours, I would go to Windows 98SE. Right now Microsoft still offers some support for Windows 98, although this won/t continue forever.

I also like the idea of installing Linux, although that solution is not for everyone.
 
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Old 11-03-03, 01:16 PM
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thanks.......racraft

don't think I want to go Linux........thinking about upgrading some and seeing what I could get for it dollar wise. Would like to find a manual for it first tho. Any ideas besides toshiba site, couldn't find the exact model the front says it's a satellite but wasn't able to find exact model. I will try again.

glenda
 
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Old 11-03-03, 01:24 PM
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Didn't you tell us it's a T2400CT in another post? Or is that a different laptop?
 
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Old 11-05-03, 12:11 AM
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I sure did, it's the same laptop. But why does it say satellite on the front if it's not? Just wondering

sorry for confusion,,,,,,glenda
 

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