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Need to upgrade from Windows ME to Windows XP or Viesta

Can My Windows ME be upgraded on my 5wv270 to Windows XP or Viesta??

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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)

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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    Michael Anderson Jan 18, 2009

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    I'm getting ready to upgrade to a 1.3 or 1.4ghz athlon and a total of 768 ram (max for the motherboard as far as I can tell) I'll post the results when I get it done for those of us in love with our ancient machine :)

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Can this model be upgraded from xp 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit with 2.5 gb of memory?


Yes you can however HP only supports Windows XP (32-Bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 Bit) No official support for windows 7.

However Most modern PC's will run windows 7 and most drivers are available. Upgrade at your own risk.... There might be some drivers that you wont find and may cause problems with your PC.

But why upgrade to 64bit if you are not upgrading memory to 4GB+?

See Windows 7 system requirements Microsoft Windows

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How to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition Profiles to Windows XP...


This 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 XP-based client.
The following steps enable the Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) profiles to be retained throughout the process.
Your 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.
During 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.
If you did not join the computer to the domain during the upgrade process, you must use the following workaround method:

Join the upgraded computer to the target domain.
All applicable users must log on and log off (which generates a profile).
Copy the appropriate Application Data folder from the Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me profiles to the newly created user profiles.

on Jul 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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HP dc5000 compaq - running win xp pro sp2 and it won't upgrade to sp3. Sp3 needed to run Nero 11.


go to this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24 download winxp sp3 exe follow instructions disregard for IT professionals and developers this is the download you need after installing goto windows update and download and install updates

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I have an HP m7170n Media Desktop. Works awesome, no problems what so ever. I am running Windows Xp. I would like to know how to find out if I can upgrade to windows 7 64-bit, or if I must stay with...


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.

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How do I upgrade my laptop from 98 to xp without licence or cd


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.

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How to transfer from XP to Vista on pc's


Buy Vista and select upgrade

Apr 25, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Upgrading the OS Windows XP not possible


Upgrading from OS Windows XP:

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)

NOTE:

"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,.........)


Thanking You
M. Sridhar

Dec 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Since upgrading windows XP to service pack 2 my Acer Travelmate 290xci the bluetooth and wifi doesn't work. The view networks doesn't do anything and no networks are detected


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....

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