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I have a Hewlett packard Pavillion 6735 that I want to upgrade to

Windows XP Pro in it. It still has the original Windows ME software in it.
It has an Intel celeron 633 MHz processor, 64 megabyte SDRAM. 15GB Ultra DMA hard drive. It is slow and does not have ethernet connection. What would I need to upgrade this old workhorse to a faster, modern computer . I need an ethernet board and I think more memory. what do you pros suggest I get ?
What else do I need to upgrade other than the XP software CD-ROM to install it. I want to do a complete , clean installation that hopefully will not give me any trouble. it is the only one I have. What are the pros suggestions for me do do this installation ? It has two more slots to install whatever I have to. is this enough ? I have limited money to do this or I would buy another computer.

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    Daniel Arellano Feb 18, 2009

    So, what you are telling me is that it is possible to install Windows XP pro on this particular computer ? Do I put an extra memory card or external memory in it to increase the memory ? And in the instructions you gave me , you said I had to format drive C. How do I do that ? Is the computer as I have it now ready to install Windows. XP if I want to ? Can I install an extra memory card or external memory later ?

  • Daniel Arellano
    Daniel Arellano Feb 18, 2009

    Yes, this solution was to the point and honest. telling me the pros and cons about my question. Thank you Benimur

  • vishal garg
    vishal garg May 11, 2010

    i will recommend you to buy a new computer or if you want to use this one than upgrade it to pentium 4,1.2GHZ and 128 X 2 MB ram . get a realtek ethernet card . It will suite your pc better.
    & dont install any other heavy software for your pc. But i will still recommend you to buy a new pc
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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, your best would be:

  • upgrade CPU to at least 1GHz Socket 370 (not unless it is still using Slot);
  • depending on the motherboard, replace memory to 128 X 2 (or 3 or 4) not unless it will accept 256 (most unlikely). You would be limited to SDRAM 100 or 133;
  • if no extensive software, then the 15Gb should do;
  • add-on suggested would be video card (AGP or PCI) and of course a LAN card.
The challenge is not upgrading, it would be sourcing the parts.
There are a number of refurbished computers selling for reasonable price. Ask your friendly neighborhood geek or computer shop for possible sources.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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first insert your cd rom in your cd drive.
when u power up te computer press "del" or F2 key then u se booot option set your cd driver as first boot device.
then save settigns
ten u bot your computer wit cd drive.then u have to format c: driver and install the new xp.also u can increase your RAM .

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    kishor khatri Feb 18, 2009

    yes first boot your computer with cd .read my above all instuction.then tell me .fro more details contact me


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