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#1 zuko

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:28 PM

Re: Compaq Presario 5301 Windows 98 SE Operaing system. I want to add Windows Office Student Teacher Editon 2003. My computer has 128 megabytes of RAM max and I am told, by others, that I should upgrade my system to windows XP and then I should be able to add Office. So, the question I have is; Can I upgrade my current system Windows 98 SE to Windows XP just by merely obtaining the CD or do I have to add RAM first and if I do, is that something I do by adding a card? Thanks

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:17 PM

Maximum memory is only 512 in 2 slots
Each memory slot can hold SDRAM, PC133 with a maximum of 256MB per slot. at a cost of $70
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp...0Model%205310US
That's not a whole lot for XP, even though MS claims it will work
I would definitely add the RAM before attempting to upgrade
Personally I wouldn't bother

Have you thought about Open Office? It's free and version 2.4 is compatible with W98
http://download.openoffice.org/2.4.2/index.html
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