Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:32 AM
No need for a BIOS update that I can see.
I have installed XP on less capable machines, the key is to have at least 1 gig of RAM, which you do. Linux should work as well.
I don't know what type of upgrades you want to do on this system. There really is nothing to upgrade. It already has integrated graphics, not sure whether it has an AGP slot for another video card, that's something you will have to physically look at. It already has enough memory for what you need to do with it. It has a built in LAN port.
Personally, WIN2K was my favorite Microsoft Os for the longest time until WIN7.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)