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Installing Xp Sp2 On Small Computer

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#1 chuckm51


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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:44 PM

Hi all, Let me say first how much I appreciate the effort y'll put into this website. It is terrific! I have learned alot about my computers from here. Anyway, here's my question:

I have a compaq presario 732us. It has a 1.3 gh processor, 256 mgs of ram, and a 20 gb hard drive. It is upgradable with 128 mgs of additional only.

XP SP2 seemed to slow my other Dell desktop down some, and I am unsure if it is worth adding it to my little compaq. It has SP1 on it now.

Am I being foolish not to immediately load it?

Thanks in advance.

Chuck in Austin, Tx, where it is too cold :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 05:03 PM

It'll run OK. I would add the additional 128MB of memory though.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 04:32 PM

Without SP2 you are exposed to unpatched security issues. If you go on the web with it, it could be compromised more easily than a system with SP2.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:08 PM

I would say go for it, saw a friend put xp with sp2 on a old dell, P2 64MB RAM 5GB Hdd. The way it worked was getting rid of a load of services that were not needed.


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