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Old 12-09-2005, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 1.2 GB hard drive and a 3.0 GB hard drive in storage.
(both from old computers)

i am wondering if i can install windows xp on the 3.0 GB hard drive


what are the HD requirements for XP?
does SP1 use less room that SP2?


or is windows 2000 a better OS to install on a 3.0 GB hard drive?
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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XP requires about 1.5 gb i believe without service packs, so u wont have alot of room for programs.
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Why would you want to put XP on a 3gb hdd?
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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one of my friends wants xp

his machine is a dell dimension 300 mhz (pentium 2?)

and he has no hard drive
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How much ram does he have in the computer?

Your hdd seems a bit small for xp I would reccomend atleast 10 gb so that you would have room for extra programs and service packs.
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I don't think it would perform to well on a computer like that.
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the computer has 128 MB RAM, all he needs is web surfing and maybe office 2000. i think windows xp pro without any service packs, updates, should only take 1.5 GB and office takes 400 MB. that leaves 1.1 GB as free space.
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i may just sell him my 40 GB hard drive, and install xp on my new 200 GB (still in plastic, lol)

how much should i sell a 40 GB hd for? $60?
Its western digital, and i paid $120 new
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