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Old 12-20-2002, 10:50 AM   #16
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I've been thinking about upgrading to Windows XP, but I've been apprehensive about it....this thread makes me wonder if it's worth it
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I've been thinking about upgrading to Windows XP, but I've been apprehensive about it....this thread makes me wonder if it's worth it
Quite frankly, this post is a bit deceptive. There are "critical updates" all the time, and, some of the time, the vulnerabilities affect the other Windows versions--Windows 9x / ME / 2000--and XP is immune to it. Most of the time, however, the vulnerabilities affect all of them. I just posted this one, because MP3s are very ubiquitous, and the risk of "infestation" is potentially very high.

Do I like XP? Quite a bit, but that's because I have a fairly top-of-the-line machine, and XP is the only OS that takes advantage of the resources efficiently enough to increase speed. Not even Windows 2000 did this for me. However, on the flip side, if you have a fairly old computer--Pentium III with less than 128 MB of RAM--avoid XP and consider Windows 2000. Windows 2000 sped up my old Pentium II, which was languishing on Windows 98 for the longest time.

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Normal melon you sure know lots of stuff

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I've been a computer geek longer than I've been a U2 fan. Considering I'm somewhat suffering from U2 burnout, computers are my main object of interest as of late.

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*caugh*IhaveafreecopyofwindowsXP*caugh* will it not work if I have a Pentium III? I've got Millenium Edition now
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*caugh*IhaveafreecopyofwindowsXP*caugh* will it not work if I have a Pentium III? I've got Millenium Edition now
Quite frankly, it probably won't work optimally under a Pentium III, but it depends on the MHz on the Pentium III. Is it above 333 MHz? Do you have a decent amount of RAM on the machine? How large is your hard drive? There are several questions in the equation.

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how do i find that out?

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Quite frankly, it probably won't work optimally under a Pentium III, but it depends on the MHz on the Pentium III. Is it above 333 MHz? Do you have a decent amount of RAM on the machine? How large is your hard drive? There are several questions in the equation.

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Right click on the "My Computer" icon, and hit "Properties." All the information should be right there, regarding your computer.

As for the hard drive, double-click the "My Computer" icon, and right click on the hard drive (C: ) icon, and hit "Properties." It will tell you the size of your hard drive.

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thanks for the warning ...

one thing i notice about my XP system, is that it doenst shut down sometimes, so i have to switch it off manually and its fine, no messeage comes up like it used to on my old win 98 system.

maybe its just my pc

oh anothere thing i had trouble convertiong MP3 to WAV the other day too maybe thats just me aswell

thanks anyway, am updating now
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Right click on the "My Computer" icon, and hit "Properties." All the information should be right there, regarding your computer.

As for the hard drive, double-click the "My Computer" icon, and right click on the hard drive (C: ) icon, and hit "Properties." It will tell you the size of your hard drive.

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and uh....where do I find how many MHz?


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