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Inspiron3800 + win2k

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Anonymous
February 28, 2005 9:22:22 PM

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Hi,

I have an 'old' Inspiron 3800 (450MHz Celeron, 192 MB RAM, 4GB HD)
that's stll working as it should but I like to upgrade the OS from the
original Win98SE to Windows 2000 because I want to run a few apps that
don't work in Win98.
I never started from scratch on a laptop and wonder if there's
something to look out for doing this upgrade.
I plan to format the HD, convert it to NTFS. I found all necessary
drivers so I expect no problems... unless...

I might go for a change of HD (20Gb or similar)

Any ideas or hints?



Bye Maurice
--
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Travelstories from Alaska, Scotland, South Africa,Iceland,
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Anonymous
February 28, 2005 11:46:14 PM

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works fine with w2k or xp, but sluglish given the limited memory (lots of
disk activity for this slow disk. unfortunately the correct memory for this
type of machine is quite expensive. there are not catches to installing
either os on this mcahine, in fact it is quite easy particularly for xp
since all drivers are 'know' by it. i recommend updating the bios to the
latest level if you have not already done so. also, with xp i suggest at
least a 20gb hard disk.

"Maurice ON4BAM" <on4bam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ern621t9ms66vo7rjeetusviq6kh87sfg9@4ax.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have an 'old' Inspiron 3800 (450MHz Celeron, 192 MB RAM, 4GB HD)
> that's stll working as it should but I like to upgrade the OS from the
> original Win98SE to Windows 2000 because I want to run a few apps that
> don't work in Win98.
> I never started from scratch on a laptop and wonder if there's
> something to look out for doing this upgrade.
> I plan to format the HD, convert it to NTFS. I found all necessary
> drivers so I expect no problems... unless...
>
> I might go for a change of HD (20Gb or similar)
>
> Any ideas or hints?
>
>
>
> Bye Maurice
> --
> Hamradio: ON4BAM / M0CIL / 9H3Z http://www.on4bam.com/
> Travelstories from Alaska, Scotland, South Africa,Iceland,
> Faroe Isl., Australia, Norway, Svalbard and IOTA activations
!