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  • Hey. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a full install of Windows XP Pro online cheap, which I plan on ordering as soon as I can clarify my computer is capable (or not too powerful) of running XP Pro.

    Using Speccy by Piriform, I have determined that my computer's spec is as follows.

    Operating System
    MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    CPU
    Intel Core i5  @ 2.40GHz 41 °C
    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    RAM
    4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 1671 (CPU1) 48 °C
    Graphics
    Generic PnP Monitor (1600x900@60Hz)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
    Hard Drives
    488GB TOSHIBA TOSHIBA MK5076GSX (SATA)
    Optical Drives
    DMZ BSLUB4L2 SCSI CdRom Device
    hp DVD-RAM UJ8B1
    Audio
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

    Wi-Fi

            Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter

    Will XP be able to run on this configuration? I know XP Mode is available for Windows 7, but I only have Home Premium, not Professional.

    Thanks in advance.

    Toby Shrive

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:34 AM

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  • "TobyShrive" wrote in message news:5620cd58-b5dd-4244-a2b6-e8366e0e9535...

    Hey. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a full install of Windows XP Pro online cheap, which I plan on ordering as soon as I can clarify my computer is capable (or not too powerful) of running XP Pro.

     

     
    how certain of the vendor are you??
    If you have a link to him, please post it so we can give an opinion.
     
    The majority of software for sale in places like eBay, Craigslist, and the Amazon MarketPlace are fakes.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:14 PM
    Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:46 PM
    Moderator
  • Please Note: Microsoft stopped producing Windows XP some time ago. Retailers may still have stock but it's probably running pretty low. 

    Now, in come quarters, Windows XP is still pretty popular. So if you take in account the rule of Supply and Demand, it should not be possible to find a Legit copy of Windows XP for "cheap".  If anything, the price for the few remaining copies should be going up.

    In other words, be VERY careful when buying Windows XP.  You are not saving any money if you end up buying a (worthless) counterfeit.

    As for your question on if your computer can run Windows XP Pro, please see the below information:

    The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Professional include:
    • Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
    • At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
    • At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
    • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    • Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
    • Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
    • Sound card
    • Speakers or headphones
    For more information about system requirements for Windows XP Professional, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about Windows XP Professional, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    Thank you,


    Darin MS


    Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:11 PM

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  • "TobyShrive" wrote in message news:5620cd58-b5dd-4244-a2b6-e8366e0e9535...

    Hey. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a full install of Windows XP Pro online cheap, which I plan on ordering as soon as I can clarify my computer is capable (or not too powerful) of running XP Pro.

     

     
    how certain of the vendor are you??
    If you have a link to him, please post it so we can give an opinion.
     
    The majority of software for sale in places like eBay, Craigslist, and the Amazon MarketPlace are fakes.

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:14 PM
    Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:46 PM
    Moderator
  • Please Note: Microsoft stopped producing Windows XP some time ago. Retailers may still have stock but it's probably running pretty low. 

    Now, in come quarters, Windows XP is still pretty popular. So if you take in account the rule of Supply and Demand, it should not be possible to find a Legit copy of Windows XP for "cheap".  If anything, the price for the few remaining copies should be going up.

    In other words, be VERY careful when buying Windows XP.  You are not saving any money if you end up buying a (worthless) counterfeit.

    As for your question on if your computer can run Windows XP Pro, please see the below information:

    The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Professional include:
    • Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
    • At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
    • At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
    • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    • Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
    • Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
    • Sound card
    • Speakers or headphones
    For more information about system requirements for Windows XP Professional, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about Windows XP Professional, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    Thank you,


    Darin MS


    Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:11 PM