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Anonymous
February 19, 2005 1:07:06 AM

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2-19-05Been trying to upgrade to xp. Preinstalled CD-RW writer plus gave up.
What do you gurus think about skipping CD-RW driver replacement if I only use
for b/u's? I bought a Memorex TravelDrive Flash Drive, USB 2.0 to b/u; it is
irresistible: fast, long-lasting, compact, easy, and removable! So that is my
backup system.
Should I uninstallation to free up a bay and some harddrive space? I
upgraded computer memory to 256MB but it has only slightly changed my browser
reactivity and can only assume it will worsen when I load it down with
another os. I've freed up another 16.2MB deleting seldom/ unused programs and
files but could purge deeper if necessary with screensavers, themes, and the
burner.Would adding more harddrive help with dual boot os?
Where do I find information regarding IF my computer is able to run Wxp? Is
there any hardware tweaks I am able to do to maximize my system?
Any opinions on "overdrive" processor upgrades, is mine a candidate, and if
so, where do I find them? I am running W98,SE on a hp 8665c Pentium III,
600MHz
with 30GB Ultra DMA HD, 5.39GB used, and 22.5GB free currently, and 255MB
SDRAM. TIA for all. Janet
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 4:51:44 AM

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These are all questions that should be asked in a Windows XP newsgroup,
Janet. There are several that might interest you. "Newbies" and "Setup"
are where I suggest you start

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"jaguardmymail@yahoo.com"
<jaguardmymailyahoocom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CF834A4D-5C2E-4B61-806D-E67A8408448F@microsoft.com...
> 2-19-05Been trying to upgrade to xp. Preinstalled CD-RW writer plus
gave up.
> What do you gurus think about skipping CD-RW driver replacement if I
only use
> for b/u's? I bought a Memorex TravelDrive Flash Drive, USB 2.0 to b/u;
it is
> irresistible: fast, long-lasting, compact, easy, and removable! So
that is my
> backup system.
> Should I uninstallation to free up a bay and some harddrive space? I
> upgraded computer memory to 256MB but it has only slightly changed my
browser
> reactivity and can only assume it will worsen when I load it down with
> another os. I've freed up another 16.2MB deleting seldom/ unused
programs and
> files but could purge deeper if necessary with screensavers, themes,
and the
> burner.Would adding more harddrive help with dual boot os?
> Where do I find information regarding IF my computer is able to run
Wxp? Is
> there any hardware tweaks I am able to do to maximize my system?
> Any opinions on "overdrive" processor upgrades, is mine a candidate,
and if
> so, where do I find them? I am running W98,SE on a hp 8665c Pentium
III,
> 600MHz
> with 30GB Ultra DMA HD, 5.39GB used, and 22.5GB free currently, and
255MB
> SDRAM. TIA for all. Janet
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 6:55:53 AM

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The best place to get the best answers to XP issues is in a XP ng.
As for compatibility, your XP disk has a compatibility checker on it.

Eligibility:
Upgrading from Previous Versions of Windows
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgradi...

Never mind the XP Pro mentioning, the requirements for Home and Pro are
basically the same.
System Requirements:
Windows XP Professional System Requirements
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/sysre...

And to further the process, your hardware/software may not be up to date for
XP. You can check by using the upgrade advisor download indirectly here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrad...

or here directly
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrad...

However I would suggest, if you have a friend with an XP CD you can run the
advisor from it, the download is approx. 32MB.

or check here by typing in the hardware you want to check:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrad...

--

Brian A.

Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"jaguardmymail@yahoo.com" <jaguardmymailyahoocom@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:CF834A4D-5C2E-4B61-806D-E67A8408448F@microsoft.com...
> 2-19-05Been trying to upgrade to xp. Preinstalled CD-RW writer plus gave
> up.
> What do you gurus think about skipping CD-RW driver replacement if I only
> use
> for b/u's? I bought a Memorex TravelDrive Flash Drive, USB 2.0 to b/u; it
> is
> irresistible: fast, long-lasting, compact, easy, and removable! So that is
> my
> backup system.
> Should I uninstallation to free up a bay and some harddrive space? I
> upgraded computer memory to 256MB but it has only slightly changed my
> browser
> reactivity and can only assume it will worsen when I load it down with
> another os. I've freed up another 16.2MB deleting seldom/ unused programs
> and
> files but could purge deeper if necessary with screensavers, themes, and
> the
> burner.Would adding more harddrive help with dual boot os?
> Where do I find information regarding IF my computer is able to run Wxp?
> Is
> there any hardware tweaks I am able to do to maximize my system?
> Any opinions on "overdrive" processor upgrades, is mine a candidate, and
> if
> so, where do I find them? I am running W98,SE on a hp 8665c Pentium III,
> 600MHz
> with 30GB Ultra DMA HD, 5.39GB used, and 22.5GB free currently, and 255MB
> SDRAM. TIA for all. Janet
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Anonymous
February 19, 2005 6:55:54 AM

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Hey, you! Go to bed.

I, at least, took a nap from six till nine. These four hour nights
eventually catch up.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
news:uwzGzkmFFHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> The best place to get the best answers to XP issues is in a XP ng.
> As for compatibility, your XP disk has a compatibility checker on it.
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 1:37:24 AM

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Is that you Mom? I can't see you yet I swear I hear you.

--

Brian A.

Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uS8TFpmFFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hey, you! Go to bed.
>
> I, at least, took a nap from six till nine. These four hour nights
> eventually catch up.
>
> --
> Gary S. Terhune
> MS MVP Shell/User
> http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
> http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
>
> "Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
> news:uwzGzkmFFHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> The best place to get the best answers to XP issues is in a XP ng.
>> As for compatibility, your XP disk has a compatibility checker on it.
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 1:37:25 AM

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;<)

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
news:uXyReXwFFHA.3732@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Is that you Mom? I can't see you yet I swear I hear you.
>
> --
>
> Brian A.
>
> Conflicts start where information lacks.
> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
> "Gary S. Terhune" <grystnews@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uS8TFpmFFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > Hey, you! Go to bed.
> >
> > I, at least, took a nap from six till nine. These four hour nights
> > eventually catch up.
> >
> > --
> > Gary S. Terhune
> > MS MVP Shell/User
> > http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
> > http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm
> >
> > "Brian A." <gonefish'n@afarawaylake> wrote in message
> > news:uwzGzkmFFHA.1260@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> The best place to get the best answers to XP issues is in a XP ng.
> >> As for compatibility, your XP disk has a compatibility checker on
it.
> >
>
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