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Old 11-11-2008, 08:00 PM
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Default I want to run Windows XP on old pc??????????

where do i start....
I have a pc which has windows XP home edition on.
I have been given an OLD pc from a friend and even thou im not a pc xpert my idea was to boot the xp cd n hey presto....................
AMI BIOS Version A05, when i go into SETUP i do not have the option of bootin from CD, only harddrive & diskette only.

when i turn pc on it detects keyboard,floopy A:installed and ATAPI CD-RW 40/12/48X.
(how come it reconizes CD-RW but i dont get the option in SETUP?)

>asks me to insert bootable media in appropriate drive

so i downloaded XP boot disk onto floopy (X5)

when asked to insert bootable media into drive, put #1 floppy into drive A:

tells me windows NT has found only 511K of low memory.512K of low memory is needed to run windows

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Old 11-12-2008, 07:20 AM
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what size of harddrive is in the old computer.? You need atleast a 3gig drive to install windows on. and with all the updates and fixes you will not have any room there for any programs.

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