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Can this computer using xp

I do not have the cd for win 2000 but i have the cd of xp so i try to install the xp into this laptop.can this computer support xp

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  • eddielui Jul 31, 2009

    thank you very much

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Hello eddielui,

XP can be installed on the Compaq Presario 12XL-505 PC Notebook because XP hardware requirements are within the limits of the Compaq Notebook. I've included 2 relevant web links below. Two things that stand out to me when I compare the two web pages listed below are:
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•XP Processor requirements: Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
•Compaq Processor: Celeron 766 MHz *** THIS IS OK ! ***
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•XP Memory requirements: At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
•Compaq Installed RAM: 128 MB *** THIS IS OK ! ***
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The Microsoft Support 'System requirements for Windows XP operating systems' web page is at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314865

The Compaq Presario 12XL-505 PC Notebook hardware specs can be seen at this web site: http://www.epinions.com/specs/pr-Compaq_Presario_12XL-505_12XL-505_PC_Notebook
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Of cource supports but work slower then 2000, After install change theme into Windows Classic, then right click MY Computer> properties>Advanced and change perfomance settings to "Adjast for best perfomance" and it will work normal but if you want xp with visual effects it will slow down and make pauses during work.

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The processor is aweful slow and the amount of memory supported (320MB max) and the capacity of the HDD (6GB) will not support XP. Even if you could get it loaded, it would be terrible as far as performance.

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