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Re: Need to upgrade from Windows ME to Windows XP or...
Yes you can upgrade to windows xp service pack 2/3 without problem. I recommend you update the bios (rompaq) from the revision on the compaq site, and install at least a second
SDRAM 256mb memory module in it first or it will run slow and hang up frequently. I've been running mine on XP for years, still using it now;) (with 384 memory-one 128chip and one 256 chip)
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guide describes how to upgrade a Microsoft Microsoft
Windows 98-based, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition-based
client that has user profiles to a Microsoft Windows
following steps enable the Windows 98 and Windows Millennium
Edition (Me) profiles to be retained throughout the
best method to retain the profiles is to join the domain
during the upgrade installation process.
Otherwise, you must use a workaround method to transfer
the profile information over to the Windows XP profile.
the upgrade installation process, at the networking
section, the administrator is offered the choice to
join a domain or a workgroup.
If you join the domain at this juncture, you ensure
that all the existing profiles are migrated successfully
to the Windows XP-based installation.
you did not join the computer to the domain during the
upgrade process, you must use the following workaround
Join the upgraded computer to the target domain.
applicable users must log on and log off (which generates
the appropriate Application Data folder from the Windows
95, Windows 98, and Windows Me profiles to the newly
created user profiles.
just go to this site and download upgrade advisor and it will tell you what your pc is capable off and what to do to make it compatible if needed. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx. be patient since this does take longer time to run. it will give you all details you need. here is a link from microsoft site to update from xp to windows 7 with all steps. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7. Hope this helps.
The only way you can upgrade your Operating System is by installing a new version. Windows XP would be your best option. You can get a genuine Windows XP from a computer store, online or from a friend who can give it to you for free.
you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista(ultimate, premium, home, business.......), you have to buy a Windows Vista CD and install a fresh copy or format.
Some Minimum Requirements:
i) Min 2GB RAM or atleast 1GB RAM(if you have>1GB RAM installation of Windows Vista will not continue)
II) External Graphic Card. for some versions of Windows Vista(to run Aero Interface, special feature only in some versions of Windows Vista)
"Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor" is a software from Microsoft which you can download from internet, this can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer.
i.e., when u load this software on windows xp it will suggest which upgrade version of windows vista will suit your system(based on you system configuration. or hardware components.) and then you can install the upgraded version of windows xp(mostly windows vista home,.........)
the bluetooth and wifi of your laptop is not working after you upgrade your system to windows xp this is due of driver problem you need to instal the updated driver/software of your bluetooth and wifi that is compatible for windows xp....