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#1 articwolf21

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 11:37 PM

I had just got a computer. It is a gateway that has Windows ME on it. I wanted to know am I able to install Windows XP on it. Cause I like that program better. but I wanted to find out if I could put windows Xp on the gateway. thanx. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 11:53 PM

You should be able to install XP on it; remember, though, that XP takes more RAM to operate than does ME.
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Posted 30 June 2005 - 09:41 AM

I had just got a computer. It is a gateway that has Windows ME on it. I wanted to know am I able to install Windows XP on it. Cause I like that program better. but I wanted to find out if I could put windows Xp on the gateway. thanx. :thumbsup:

Yes you can upgrade to XP Home or Pro either one. But as John has stated RAM is the biggest issue. MS recommends 128mb but 256mb is better and I have had problems getting the install to work without throwing out an error during the install with just 128mb.
See:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/up...ng/default.mspx

#4 articwolf21

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 04:18 PM

thank you. I'll have to see how much ram the computer has. Also how do I find out what kind of drivers the computer has. Cause I want to rebuild it and put in more ram, memory better graphics card and sound card how do I knopw what type to get?

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:23 PM

Lavalys has a free, useful application that will tell you everything you ever needed to know about your computer, the Everest Home Edition can be downloaded here:

http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en


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Posted 30 June 2005 - 10:33 PM

thank you.




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