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    I'm running an nLite'd XPSP2 install, w/Minlogon, on a Toshiba 470CDT laptop. Specs: Pentium-200MX,64MB-RAM,2MB-VRAM,2GB-HDD,10X-CDROM. My install is ~200MB. It's standalone only(not networked), but is fully functional (within its CPU/GPU limitations--MP3s, light gaming, DOS apps, etc.). Boot time is ~45 seconds.

    Despite what anyone says, XP will run on ANY Pentium-class x86 w/32MB or more RAM.

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    I've just upgraded to 256MB of SDRAM, DVD ROM and 40Gb hard drive. XP seems to be OK. Only have ACPI issues related to restart, only a slight pain during software install etc. Thanks for your replies.
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    XP will not run correctly with 160 meg. You need at least 256 and I would recomend 512. XP uses so much of the resourse it will actually make the machine run slow when you do not have enough memory. If you are going to choose 98 SE or XP I would also consider WIN 2000 PRO in the mix. Uses less resourse compared to XP and to my findings is the most stable operating system for networking windows offers at this time. XP is a more media friendly program but the requirements are big. I use win 2000 pro on all of the banks I mantain for that reason. I do use win xp pro on my PC but I also have a P4 3gig processor and 1 gig of ram on my work and home pc I also have the same setup on my laptop but I use win 2000 pro.

    I would strongly recomend WIN 2000

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    Not trying to be a dick since I am a newbie and all
    You would have to show me a computer that you are able to load XP and operate correctly with 32, 64 or even 128 meg without having some form of problems like slowness and lockups. You may be able to load it with more memory and run at idle speed but the first time you try to do anything on the pc with 32 or 64 meg it will probably lock up

    I get Wal-Mart crap every day with 128 meg and when I reload I have to add memory for the process to work

    I think the statement that anything with 32 meg or more will run win XP !correctly! is a little far fetched.

    Win XP is designed for machines that can bring out the full potential of the OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8675309
    Not trying to be a dick since I am a newbie and all
    You would have to show me a computer that you are able to load XP and operate correctly with 32, 64 or even 128 meg without having some form of problems like slowness and lockups. You may be able to load it with more memory and run at idle speed but the first time you try to do anything on the pc with 32 or 64 meg it will probably lock up

    I get Wal-Mart crap every day with 128 meg and when I reload I have to add memory for the process to work

    I think the statement that anything with 32 meg or more will run win XP !correctly! is a little far fetched.

    Win XP is designed for machines that can bring out the full potential of the OS.
    I have a P3 600 laptop that had only 128MB and it ran XP Pro just fine.
    Slowly, but just fine.
    Granted, I upped the memory for performance.

    64MB is the minimum amount of RAM, according to Microsoft.
    Read it here: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;314865
    You're correct that a system won't run XP with 32MB of RAM. But the statement that you MUST add memory to a 128MB setup is false.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Slowly, but just fine.


    You backed up my statement.

    I am not a chump that is trying to post bull crap statements. I am trying to post helpfull statements that will save you allot of headache. Trust me I have had the headache of trying to make XP work properly on many machines with 128 meg. The fact is it does not so that is why I made the recomendations on what to do to make it work properly.

    I would recomend that if you want your laptop to work properly you should put more memory in it.

    If you OS system is not allowing your pc to run at full potential then why use it?

    Microsoft makes the statements they do to get you to purchase there product.

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    The system I ran for years was XP pro on 96mb, celeron 300a. The only slowness I had was at boot. That is it, Music plays just fine. No lock ups or slowness after boot.
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    I have a k62-550 with 512megs of ram on a firstmainboard(via chip set) and its slow to boot up but after that it works with no problems.

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    There is so much that can be done to your OS when it comes to make it run perfectly well and stable on a machine with 64mb.
    As for anything else here in the world it's just a matter of learning whats going on "under the hood" and then take appropriate steps to make the burden easier for your equipment.

    XP will even run with the most "basic" services and functions on 32mb..but then it's not much left for applications.

    If you turn off a bundle of uneeded services and gayish effects you will be just fine on 128mb.

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    Thanks for your replies.
    I have upgraded to 256MB and although slowish to boot up I have not experienced any XP related problems due to low memory.
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

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