Posted 11 March 2007 - 08:19 PM
You "Could" install windows XP. Depending on his system specs. Dont upgrade his comp if it is really slow equpiment. For a nice running XP you want at minimum a 500 mhz processor with 256 MB of memory. But to answer your question, yes you can do an "Upgrade" job. Just boot up windows normally, place your XP disk in the drive, and when the auto run pops up, select an UPGRADE installation. This will keep his files in tact on the hard drive partition. The only change you might have to make in the future is to change the drive from FAT32 to NTFS which you can do in the "Start>control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk management" . It is a fairly simple process.