Hi Mike, I have a computer here that has a Celeron 600, 128 RAM, (2) 8.4GB hard drives running XP. :-( I previously had 98 SE on this and it ran like a champ. After the "upgrade?" to XP, it's runs like a chump! I should have left well enough alone. My new policy: If it's not broken, don't try to fix it! I have three other computers here running XP (Pentium 3, 1.333 MHz; Pentium 4, 2.4 and 2.8 MHz) and they all have 512 or more RAM, because they don't function well with less. I have 4 computers running 98SE with 128 RAM or less and they work great. I have 1 running ME and I should have left well enough alone and stayed with the 98SE on that one. When the 98SE & ME messes up on occasion, I back up the data and do an overinstall (upgrade, not a new clean install) and have not lost any data and didn't have to reinstall any programs. -:¦:- ¸.*´*´¨¨)) ¸.*´*´¨¨)) ¸.*´*´¨¨)) ¸.*´*´¨¨)) ((¸¸.*´ ..*´ ((¸¸ Gene ((¸¸.*´ ..*´ ((¸¸.*´ ..*´ -:¦:- A Technical Support Alliance, ITU & OWTA Charter Member -:¦:- 24HourSupport * AHH * Build_A_Computer * Computer_Builders2 CHAD * CHOL * ComputerSupport_2 * Computer_Tricks_and_Tips EZ2Compute * ITU * Linspire * OWTA * PC-Technical * Pro_Tech SkyMaps * TechSupportForDummies * Web_Help * WEMRM -:¦:- IP address: 18.104.22.168 * ©2005 * http://tinyurl.com/59u43 -:¦:- ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Brown" <mike.brown1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "24hr Freelists" <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "24hr Yahoogroups.com" <24hrsupporthelpdesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 9:03 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Should I run XP? My PC is getting on a bit - AMD K6-500, 144meg, 8.4GB HDD - and I run w98se. Now I know that I CAN run XP from other threads, but will there be a significant performance drop? I like to have a few programs running at most times (OE, Mailwasher and Opera (several tabs open) at the very least, usually with one of PaintShop, Frontpage or Winamp, depending on what work I'm doing) and wonder if the extra system resources the OS will take will push the system that bit too far. I've noticed a general small slowdown since installing broadband recently, and this makes me think twice. Any thoughts? I'm getting fed up of 98s constant small-but-fundamental failings and don't want to reinstall AGAIN! Should I go with the stabler XP (I see it that way from other machines I use) on my little old machine? Thanks, MIKE -- ** Remove the anti-virus footer, ads, and this line and everything below when replying ** For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://www.freelists.org/webpage/24hoursupport To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.