View Full Version : Win XP home min requirements

16-08-2003, 11:54 AM
Is a 450mhz PIII with 384mb RAM grunty enough to satisfactorily run Win XP Home?



Jen C
16-08-2003, 11:57 AM
Yes you can run XP Home with that. Having that amount of RAM helps.

You may find this information helpful as well: Windows XP Home Edition System Requirements (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrading/sysreqs.asp)

16-08-2003, 12:26 PM
Yer your setup there will run reasonably well. Whereas if you only had say 128mb ram, the computer would probably crawl :)

16-08-2003, 01:51 PM
it will run fine just remember to install the latest patches I still prefer 98SE
uses less resources and isnt so bloated

16-08-2003, 02:25 PM
Thanks to everyone. The reason for the question was that my new machine runs XP home and seems much more stable than the old one with 98SE, so I was considering changing that one to XP as well - and I think I will. I had checked the website - but wanted some _real_ opinion rather than that of MS. ;)

One other question (too idle to look somewhere else!) If I want to do a clean install with an XP upgrade CDROM, how is my u/g eligibility established?


Jen C
16-08-2003, 02:32 PM
During the installation process, you will be asked to insert your Win98 CD briefly. This is how it establishes your upgrade eligibility when doing a clean install.

16-08-2003, 02:45 PM
I had XP PRO running on my daughters PC, a P3 450 with only 64 megs of ram in it was a little slow needed more ram obviously you do need a large amount of HDD space thiough c: drive should be at least 5 gigs preferably larger

16-08-2003, 03:05 PM
I thought that would the u/g check - as I said, too idle to look elsewhere! I've got enough disk space - once I have rejigged my partitions with Partition Magic...

Thanks again