How do I load windows XP on to an external usb 60 gig drive
I have an HP DV5t-1000 Notebook with 4 meg ram fitted recently purchased and running Vista home premium There are a few things that I cannot run on vista that I used to run on XP and si I decided to purchase an extra 60 gig hard drive (external) and load xp on to that, but I am afraid that I reuire some help please
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Well about guaranteed your 2 gigs ram is probably DDR II ram which has maximum of four gigs with 64 bit processing and 2 with 32 bit is. So motherboard needs upgrade. 35.00 for good giabit or board with 1000 megs a sec ethernet lan. With ddrIII ram. And upgrade operating system I believe win 8 has max 16 gig ram win 7 uses 8 gis vista and longhorn 64 use 4 and xp normal edition 32 bit uses 2 max. So you about have to run win 7 or 8. Win 7 will become direct x incomparable at some point making us change to win 8. Win8 cost like 300 to 350 and tiger direct.com has good deal of the win 7 pro media center for 75 bucks. So spend 150 on good speed 8 gig ram, 125 bucks for 12 core and at 4 GHz I think. And a board for 35. Reuse all other componets. And you\'ll have a 2500 dollar computer and best on the block. TigerDirect com Electronics Tablets Phones Office Supplies Video Games
It Depends On How much ram you are running now. More ram is Always A good Thing. However, The Amount of Installable Ram Depends On the Operating System you are running.
Windows XP, Vista, and 7 32 bit (x86) systems only except up to 4 gigs of ram. (Sometimes 3 1/2)
Windows XP, Vista, and 7 64 bit (x64) Systems will except up to 16 gigs of ram. (Some Beyond that)
If you are Unsure which System you are running, 1. Click on the Start Menu 2.Right Click on my Computer 3.Doube Left Click on Properties
On the Main Properties Page it should display 1. Which operating System you are running and Which bit it is (eiter 32 or 64) 2. How Much Memory (RAM) you are currently Running 3 and What Proccessor is Installed in your computer
There are a couple ways that help quite a bit. The internet is full of hints as well. As a tech Ill tell you the main things that most people miss. First delete all files and uninstall all programs you do not need. Of course you will want to clear all your internet caches and delete the cookies you don't want. When you are all done with the general cleaning run the disk defragmenter. Many people forget to do that and as their hard drives get fuller and fuller files get more and more fragmented. Purchasing a newer much bigger hard drive will make access a little faster especially if it is a faster drive. Purchasing more ram for the machine will likely help if it is marginal. For instance if you got one of those early Vista machines with 500 megs of ram. Bump that up to two gig and you should see a pretty big difference in Vista. If you have a 64 bit machine try bumping it up to 4 gigs. I like it about 4 gigs these days. 4 gigs of ram is standard for all new HP DV7 laptops. Another thing that slows Computers is Anti Virus Programs. Do a search online for speed comparisons of the various antivirus programs. Mcaffee and Nortons are serious system hogs. I mostly use the free version of AVG or the paid version of Kaspersky. But even kaspersky is starting to get bloated. Some people dont like Antivir but I find it works reasonably well and is pretty fast. Of course a virus can really cripple a computer for speed as can spamware.
1024 is 1 gig of ram. Some older motherboards require you to put in ram in pairs but I don't think your system is one of those but if you have manual or can download manual you should check to be sure. If you don't need a pair then yes you can remove the 256 meg stick and add a 1 gig stick or you can put in 2 512 meg sticks. Should run a lot better as windows recommends at least 512 megs of ram.
Hey there you want to use vista?? lol good luck. You need a min of 2 gigs ram to run vista but should ideally have 4 gigs for good operation. vista is a memory hog. You can change the configuration to use less but still need at least 2 gigs seth
If you're having Vista, you will need 1gb RAM minimum. Vista is resource intensive, concentrated more on graphics, and a lot of Hardware compatibility issues. Windows XP is fine and better as of now which runs great with 1GB of ram and a pretty processor of 2.0 ghz ...If you think of speeding up ur lappy better go for XP .increasing ur RAM will increase the number of apps that you can run productively at a time.
Sure, just make sure it has a decent size hard drive, minimum of 80 gig, or she may need a seperate drive for storage that she can keep at home thus taking care of that, I havs just seen portable usb drives for $50-80.00. And make sure she has a dvd drive, that is a must have. She will need eithe xp or vista, most programs are running xp, and Vista now. And at least a gig of ram, if it's XP she can get away with 512mgs, but vista needs more memory and resoursourses as it is ram intensive. That should do it Good luck to you both,, andthat is a great gift for a dad toi give his daughter, I have grandkids, and they are really getting into computers at age 6-7. Peace be with you,Gym