Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Upgrading From Windows Me To Xp

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 cullism


  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • Local time:06:28 PM

Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:26 PM

I have bought a new computer which came with Vista. My daughter's computer has Windows Me as its operating system. Can I replace her Windows Me O/S with my now surplus XP (OEM) and if so, how do I do it?

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 garmanma


    Computer Masochist

  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:04:28 AM

Posted 01 March 2008 - 08:08 PM

First you must determine whether or not the system you have meets the requirements for XP
XP system requirements
Don't believe what they say for RAM. You'll need at least 256mb and better off with 512mb
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#3 Tomo2


  • Members
  • 402 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wanganui, Aotearoa NZ
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:38 AM

LOL XP on 64mb of RAM!? I'd like to see it go!
But seriously if you leave bits out or even get tiny XP you can run at a bearable pace on 64mb.
Most ME PCs should have a CPU, HD, Video adapter etc. that can take XP.

L&P, World Famous in New Zealand since ages ago!
Posted Image
Avast! Antivirus : Spybot S&D : Trend Micro Housecall : Hosts file : HiJack This
Don't be too open minded - your brains will fall out

#4 DaChew


    Visiting Alien

  • Members
  • 10,317 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:millenium falcon and rockytop
  • Local time:04:28 AM

Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:51 AM

many entry level ME computers only had 8-16 megs of memory for video, that was a disaster with windows xp unless you
run the best performance option


For DVD video playback:

DVD drive and DVD decoder card or DVD decoder software

8 MB of video RAM


Edited by DaChew, 04 March 2008 - 02:54 AM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users