From: philo on 22 Jan 2010 15:58
> philo wrote:
>> Stefan Patric wrote:
>>> On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 08:54:31 -0500, Rudy wrote:
>>>> I have a computer running Win 2000Pro. I want to upgrade to XP Pro.
>>>> I'm not sure weather to do a clean install or upgrade. My data is
>>>> safe as it is on a second HDD so thats not a problem. Am I correct
>>>> in assuming a clean install will format the C drive?
>>> A clean install is my preference always with a full, not quick,
>>> format of the primary system drive. Of course, you're going to have
>>> to re-install all your apps, but that can be a good thing: You'll
>>> end up with a clean, pristine system.
>>> Also, before you install XP check the hardware minimums for your
>>> computer just to make sure. I always take what MS recommends and
>>> double the amount of RAM and CPU speed to get a "usable" system. Those
>>> "minimums" are just for installing and running the OS.
>> I agree
>> I am a refurbisher and come across this stuff all the time.
>> A clean install is the best method to assure success.
>> For XP the machine should really have 512megs of RAM or more
>> and I'd say 256 would be the absolute bare minimum.
>> (I'm also assuming the machine is at least a p-III or equiv)
> If you don't mind a machine that runs almost as slow as Bullis' brain you
> could run XP pro on a P1 with 256MB RAM. It can be done, although like
> Bullis himself - it sucks.
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