Originally Posted by SYL\X/3K
minimum memory required for Vista is 2GB
Sure does seem like it lol
My parents have a new Dell (Athlon64X2 3800+, 1GB, Vista Home Premium) and it runs OK (Aero and everything) but games lag due to the (stupid) nVidia GeForce 6100LE.
Still, for that, Vista is overkill. I'd revert that PC to XP, it's more than enough for basic Web browsing, e-mail, etc. You might even consider Linux, for a PC newcomer, it's not any harder than Windows to learn if you configure it properly. The advantage of Linux is you don't have to worry about spyware, adware, viruses, or other things that could lead to identity theft or other computer issues.