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Anonymous
December 13, 2004 2:25:02 PM

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i recently installed xp home edition on a millenium computer and many
programs are working sluggisly.
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Luimar
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 5:40:38 PM

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You haven't provided any details on your hardware, other installed software,
or safe computing practices. In general, I would say that a computer old
enough to have run Windows ME is likely to have hardware that will strain
under the demands of Windows XP.

You can help yourself by adding more RAM - XP works well with 512MB - and a
faster hard disk and processor. But I think you will find that this is not
cost effective.

To reduce the load on your processor, you should reconsider the software you
have running in the background, and whether you really need it. But even
here you can only go so far, since you need to have XP-compatible antivirus
and fireweall software running at all times, and these days you need a full
time spyware detector as well.

You may just have to live with the performance or buy a new computer.
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Ted Zieglar


"Tito" <Tito@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C0462DAB-8F05-4B77-8BF2-E5412D7ED6D1@microsoft.com...
> i recently installed xp home edition on a millenium computer and many
> programs are working sluggisly.
> --
> Luimar
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 6:59:03 PM

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Basically running disk-cleanup,chk all the boxes,then after run disk defrag
should clean out alot of unneeded junk.The best way however to go from ME
to XP is to do a clean install of xp.Simply install xp cd,restart or start
computer,
boot to xp cd,then select install xp,xp then reformats the hd,and installs
auto.

"Tito" wrote:

> i recently installed xp home edition on a millenium computer and many
> programs are working sluggisly.
> --
> Luimar
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 1:10:45 AM

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Tito wrote:
> i recently installed xp home edition on a millenium computer and many
> programs are working sluggisly.


Did you made sure that your PC's hardware components are capable
of supporting WinXP? This information will be found at the PC's
manufacturer's web site, and on Microsoft's Windows Catalog:
(http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx) Additionally, run
Microsoft WinXP Upgrade Advisor to see if you have any incompatible
hardware components or applications.

Also bear in mind that PCs designed for, sold and run fine with
Win9x/Me very often do not meet WinXP's much more stringent hardware
quality requirements. This is particularly true of many models in
Compaq's consumer-class Presario product line or HP's consumer-class
Pavilion product line. WinXP, like WinNT and Win2K before it, is quite
sensitive to borderline defective or substandard hardware (particularly
motherboards, RAM and hard drives) that will still support Win9x.

HOW TO Prepare to Upgrade Win98 or WinMe
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q316639

Upgrading to Windows XP
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpupgrad.htm

HOW TO Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation When You
Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q310064


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