Windows 2000 on a 650MHz machine?

By steeve
Jan 12, 2008
  1. I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4300 650MHz 128 MB RAM which I use occasionally. It's currently running Win 98 which it does OK except it's a bit like working in slow motion. The uses I put it to are not very demanding.

    My question...would it be a worthwhile exercise to upgrade Win 2000? The reason being that there are a couple of apps I would like to use which don't run on 98.

    Would 2000 run alright, bearing in mind the light duty uses?

    Would appreciate some opinions.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Windows 2000 would work decently on it & would even work very well if you could upgrade the memory to 256MB.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    2000 would be fine on it. When I was in college a good friend of mine was running it on a 266 (or was it 233) pentium 2. With 128 megs of ram. The boot up time is painfully slow, but the good thing about 2000 is you almost never have to reboot.
  5. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    I used 2000 on a 266 mhz machine with 128 mb of RAM for several years and never had any trouble.
  6. steeve

    steeve TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 146

    Thanks for these encouraging comments. It's good to hear. Maybe I will upgrade the ram. The drivers are available.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thread Solved, To be Closed
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It's up to the moderators to decide when a thread is to be closed.
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