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Windows 98 - worth switching to XP?

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I'm sitting at my fiance's family's computer right now--a Dell Dimension 4100. P3, 128 MB RAM, Windows 98. Would it be worth upgrading their OS to XP? They don't use the computer much for anything but the net, but I was considering catapulting them into the 21st century. Is is even worth it?

~Shao

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No, That puter doesn't have enough RAM to run XP smoothly. IMO, 256 Mb is minimum and XP really runs better on 512+!

Also CPU speed needs to be 800-1000 MHz+, also my opinion.

If all they do is surf and a bit of office type stuff I wouldn't bother. With the low prices of Dell's these days they'd be better off to just upgrade the whole shebang!

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Ditto on that. Unless you really have a need for switching, stick with 98. You can put together a new system for under $400 that will do everything they need.

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win 2k would run nice though.

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