What can I do to install Win XP ?

By ravisunny2
Jan 16, 2007
  1. I finally decided to say goodbye to DOS, and move from Win 98 to XP.

    But I got the sad news that my PC doesn't meet the requirements.

    Item Required On My PC

    Speed 500 MHz 450 MHz (P-III)

    RAM 64 MB 128 MB (ok)

    Video Ram 16 MB 4 Mb (bad !!)

    Video Adaptor S3 Inc. Trio3D/2V1.00.16

    Video Adaptor Type S3 Inc. Trio3D

    Is there anything I can do without buying a whole new motherboard ?

  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    I doubt it

    It's time for a complete new system.Yours was probably built before XP
    was born.
  3. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,980   +11

    Ok, thanks.
  4. amrobichaud

    amrobichaud TS Rookie

    Best time to purchase Windows XP computers from the retailers. Most are getting rid of them to replace with the Vista's computers. Get them while on sale and while they last.

  5. Kaorichan2002

    Kaorichan2002 TS Rookie Posts: 88

    o_O i bet that computer was built before they even thought about xp :3 no offence but i had an amd Packard bell 98 back in the day.
    and the ram
    NOT OK o_o omg 128?! 256 is standard! O_o; anywho dont get a dell... my friend killed me for recommending one.
  6. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,980   +11

    Silver lining

    Thanks, Michael.

    As the old saying goes, 'There's a silver lining behind every dark cloud'.

    I'll cash in on your pointer.

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