My brother in law purchased a used IBM thinkpad 600e. I believe it's 400mhz. It came with XP Pro installed, but the sticker on it says "Designed for WIN 98". I upgraded his RAM to 256 mg. but it still runs a little slower than I think it should and I am considering installing WIN 98 or ME (shudder) in the hopes of speeding it up. From my past experiences XP can actually overwhelm older units such as this. I have already eliminated unwanted software and reduced startup programs, ran "Tuneup 2006" to clean up the registry, and defragged the HD.
Do I need some type of installation disk like those that come with new mobos to insure that all the hardware gets installed or will 98 or ME handle it. OR ...... Should I not bother? LOL
Your thoughts and opinions would be appreciated.