I got given this really really old latop Toshiba tecro 550CDT, It already has Windows 98 on it. I wanted to know how do you put Windows XP home edition on it I have th cd and everything.
Do I have to get it wiped and then put it on or what??
Toshiba Tectro 550CDT processor: Intel Pentium 266 MhZ,
Windows XP minimum spec asks for: PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
Toshiba Tectro 550CDT RAM: Standard/Maximum 32 MB/160MB
Windows XP minimum spec asks for: 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
Toshiba Tectro 550CDT HD space: STORAGE
Removable HDD (2.5” Enhanced IDE) 4.0 billion bytes = 3.82 GB (13msec/14msec)
Windows XP minimum: 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space
Toshiba Tectro 550CDT graphics:DISPLAY
Type TFT Active Matrix Color (1024 x 768 resolution)
Size 12.1” Diagonal
Dot Pitch .24mm x .24mm
Contrast Ratio 100:1
Memory: 8Mbit SGRAM, 3.3V 4 MB
Windows XP minimum: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor, 1Mbit SGRAM.
So weighing it up, you could probably run it, but it wouldn't perform very well, and possibly nowhere near as well with all the stuff you usually expect to run on it.
Source for Microsoft specs: microsoft.com.
Source for Toshiba specs: [link removed]
first of all check the laptop configuration and meet the requirements of the xp.
cd must be bootable.
put the cd into the laptop .
click to run the installation . it will detect the hardware settings and comes up many options while installing the windows xp.
98 will remove from the windows and xp will be loaded .
if you want to install the xp and the 98 should be keep on the computer.
it is also possible.
for more information you can avail at the source for the help of the installation . technician will help you to installed the windows xp in your computer
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Well I have the same issue with one of our computers. If your computer didn't come with enough Ram memory chances are it won't be capable of holding all the information the new one's can hold. I've tried to remove most of the old files that take up too much memory but it won't allow me to store something like Windows XP I'm sure.