Upgrading a friend's computer from XP to 7. I recall that simply backing up files to a second internal drive resulted in some permission problems. How do I avoid this? [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Tech help - trying to install Win7 over XP Pro, without administrator privileges. [more inside]
posted by wilful
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Games PC CPUFilter: Is it worth upgrading from an Athlon64 3500+ Venice to a 4000+ San Diego? (plus a bonus question on 3GB RAM in XP and dual channel memory). [more inside]
posted by boosh
on May 30, 2008 -
How much memory can my computer hold?
My computer specs:
Dell XPS 600
OS: WinXP Professional 5.1 SP2 (Build #2600)
CPU: Intel Pentium D , 2.99 GHz,
1024KB Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (1920x1200x32bpp 60Hz)
I went on crucial.com and their scanner said my computer can have up to 8 gigs of memory but a friend of mine told me that XP can actually only hold 3 gigs of ram. How true is this?
I currently have 2 gigs of ram and I was looking to go as high as 5 mainly because I work with After Effects a lot and rendering is a pain in the ass.
Thanks in advance everyone.
posted by cheero
on Nov 25, 2007 -
How do I solve this Windows installation problem? It's not a software or hardware problem exactly, more like a logistics problem. Anyway, there's.... [more inside]
posted by electroboy
on Feb 1, 2007 -
4 Bigshot users. Highly customized profiles. All getting new (different) hardware. How do I get the new machines "the way I had it before" for them without spending a week re-doing all the software customizing that they can't tell me how they did in the first place? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Nov 6, 2006 -
The time to upgrade my desktop from Win98se to Win XP Home has come.
I have XP on a Dell disk that came with a laptop. Can it be used? Or, do I buy new software?
Can I do it myself? How much trouble am I going to have if I do it myself.
Will I have less trouble if I take the computer somewhere and have it done?
Personal experiences appreciated.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Jun 28, 2005 -
I'm about to upgrade my beloved Sony Vaio laptop from Windows Me (blecch) to XP. Will this screw up my previously installed drivers, software, documents, etc? Anything I should know before I start?
posted by Vidiot
on Jan 2, 2004 -