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Convert winxp pro to smaller mobil edition for laptop

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June 19, 2011 7:31:39 PM

How to: Convert winxp pro to smaller mobil edition for laptop my laptop is overloaded with XP Professional ?
June 19, 2011 8:51:06 PM




There is no converting. The magic of computers hasn't gone that far yet.
Windows Mobile is not even the same thing as XP, it doesn't run on x86 processors.

What makes you think your laptop is "overloaded" as you say?


June 20, 2011 3:00:37 PM

tigsounds said:
There is no converting. The magic of computers hasn't gone that far yet.
Windows Mobile is not even the same thing as XP, it doesn't run on x86 processors.

What makes you think your laptop is "overloaded" as you say?




Thanks for the help Tigsounds,

I lost a hardrive and put XP Pro edition,
Now no technician seems to get it back up to speed. It seems to run the drive all the time. It takes about 15 minutes just to start up Windows and if you try to do more than one task at a time, it takes forever or locke up. NO MULTI-Tasking !
I am ready to throw it out but thought I would try to get help here first.
AMD Athlon XP-M 1600+ processor, Originally had XPhome edition348mbMB mem.

Thanks
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June 20, 2011 3:22:23 PM

Can you add more RAM ?
348Mb of memory is very low for XP and adding more RAM would speed things up a hell of a lot
June 20, 2011 3:38:48 PM

hubbardt said:
Can you add more RAM ?
348Mb of memory is very low for XP and adding more RAM would speed things up a hell of a lot



Thanks Hubbardt,

It originally had only 256 and was much, much faster. It only has one slot to plug in memory, the largest I could find was 348.

The computer was never slow and no problem multi-tasking. Now if you have two thinsa runningm you click on a "Link" and it may take three min. or longer to just process the click. I meam the link does not even depress on the screen untill then afetr you have clicked on it.

Various computer repair shops have had this machine and cannot fex the problem.
June 20, 2011 3:43:33 PM

348 is still very low amount of RAM. XP really needs a minimum of 512Mb to run half decent.

You could try running MSCONFIG and clear out stuff that runs on startup.
The more stuff your PC launches at startup the more memory it hogs and the slower it becomes.
http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_xp.html

A clean install of Windows XP should also speed things up. Do you have the original installation CD ?

You could also try following these instructions: http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?pid=779&fid=4784


June 20, 2011 3:50:09 PM

Thank You again Hubbardt
I'm working on those suggestions now.
June 20, 2011 4:06:12 PM

hubbardt said:
348 is still very low amount of RAM. XP really needs a minimum of 512Mb to run half decent.

You could try running MSCONFIG and clear out stuff that runs on startup.
The more stuff your PC launches at startup the more memory it hogs and the slower it becomes.
http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_xp.html

A clean install of Windows XP should also speed things up. Do you have the original installation CD ?

You could also try following these instructions: http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?pid=779&fid=4784



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June 20, 2011 4:15:14 PM

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