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got a real old computer (apricot MS540, if that helps) can i upgrade to XP?? 1.96GB in c-drive if that helps.?????????????????//////can i upgrade
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got a real old computer (apricot MS540, if that helps) can i upgrade to XP?? 1.96GB in c-drive if that helps.?????????????????//////can i upgrade
Man you got loads of computer problems.
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You won't have enough hard drive space, you will have to format too. Apricot went bust a long time ago so you're not going to get XP on it. You need a new base unit as the very least.
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yep. well can i??
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well its got Apricot MS540 underneath the floppy but its got Mitsubishi on it aswell????????????/
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well its got Apricot MS540 underneath the floppy but its got Mitsubishi on it aswell????????????/
Yes Mistisbishi would have made the floppy drive. Trust me you aint gonna get XP on that old piece of crap. Leave it like it is or buy a new base unit. Somthing for £100 will be able to run XP with ease.

Do you know how much memory the computer has?
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1.96GB in c-drive if that helps
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1.96GB in c-drive if that helps
No, that's hard disk space. He wants to know how much RAM there is in your machine.
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how do i find that ????
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1.96GB in c-drive if that helps
Thats your hard drive space you have left, XP alone used 2GB before you have even started installing applications.

What operating system do you currently have? If it came with Windows 95 then there is no way on earth it will run XP.

To run XP properly you need at least

800MHz processor
128MB RAM (256mb strongly recomended)
around 10gb free hard drive space.
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how do i find that ????
Go into control panel, then system. It will tell you somthing like

Intel 486 CPU
8MB RAM
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came with 95. bugger.
i hear there r some good and cheap laptops about/////////////////.................
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Thats your hard drive space you have left, XP alone used 2GB before you have even started installing applications.
I ran XP off a 1.5 gig drive with space left over.
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came with 95. bugger.
i hear there r some good and cheap laptops about/////////////////.................
Second hand a laptop that will run XP well will set you back a good £300 if not more.
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I ran XP off a 1.5 gig drive with space left over.
Yeah but its not idealy at all, you will run out of space for applications and a typical XP swap file can be 1gb if you don't have much RAM.
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48.0MB Ram
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48.0MB Ram
You need 64MB to even boot XP up, 128MB RAM for basic word processing etc, a bit of surfing, 256mb RAM for multimedia apps, and above 256mb for graphics stuff.

It sounds like you have an early Pentium, it should run Windows 98 ok but forget XP.
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Yeah but its not idealy at all, you will run out of space for applications and a typical XP swap file can be 1gb if you don't have much RAM.
i know, it was a temporary solution while my normal HDD was busted in december. but i didnt think it was too bad, there wasnt any complications or slow programs or anything like that.
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i know, it was a temporary solution while my normal HDD was busted in december. but i didnt think it was too bad, there wasnt any complications or slow programs or anything like that.
Yeah but I was meaning more of a practicaly when I said he dosn't have a enough hard drive space rather than theory. I managed to run Windows 95 on an 80MB hard drive once. In fact I may install Win95 on my USB pen drive and see what happens
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i know, it was a temporary solution while my normal HDD was busted in december. but i didnt think it was too bad, there wasnt any complications or slow programs or anything like that.
Elpaw, i take it you don't want to help me then?
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