i recently picked up a pentium II 350mhz 128mb ram 10 gig harddrive machine. windows xp cd reports that it will be okay to install but i have heard from some others with slower processors that it sucks on there. should i stick with 98 on it or go xp?
It *might work for you, but not very satisfactorly (is that a word? ).
Your so close to the bare minimum specs, that it might not work period on that old of a system. Theres a likely chance that there will be incompatibility problems, along with the slow responsiveness that is bound to come with it,
Never thought I'd see the day that I'd say this, but I too recommend you stick with Win98
How full is the HD right now? Is he prepared to fix things if XP isnt to his liking (Which will more that likely be the situation)? Plus the fact that the MFT will waste some space on the NTFS partition. If done in a 5+5gig partition configuration, that might not leave him with a lot of room.
Stick Win 2k on.... it kicks ass compared to win 98 which sucks big style........ memory managment, i think it forgot I owuld go with the dual option and if its slow as mud then format and re-install, dont forget you can make the page file shared by both o/s's if you choose a win 9x and NT dual system, check out the tip below
I installed XP on a PII 366 and it runs fine. How it will run for you probably depends on what you use the computer for. If it is just to do word processing, e-mail and surfing the net you will probably not notice any slowness. Increasing the memory to at least 256meg would make a big difference.
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