I have old laptop (P 500Mhz, 128 Ram memory) . It is installed windows 2000. I will change bigger hard disk (now it has 12GB, new harddrive will be 28GB). Which windows system would be best? 2000? 2003? xp home? xp pro?
And there is one more problem to replace new harddisk. This one does not support usb devices. So it means that I need to make new harddisk boot Dos. I make newhard two partitions(15G & lest of it). I want to install windows on 15G partition. But I don't know how to make it boot with Dos. Does anyone know how to do it?
I ran win xp pro on on a P 448Mhz, it worked, but was realy slow, I would advise windows 2000.
I don't understand you problem, but you can try a bootable floppy, any windows cd's after windows 95 boot by thereselves.
I think that winnt.exe is the executable used to boot the system, that's why it is looking for NTLDR (the Windows NT/2000/XP boot loader). Do you have the Windows 2000 installation CD still? That is what you need to make a new install.
If you want to move your data over, that might be trickier. Perhaps someone else knows more about migrating Windows partitions.
Well Modified version of Windows XP Pro at any time...
u just play with the service manager, turn off all graphics/system hungry services...
u will get great performance... as with XP its great on mobile systems... as save power and lots of stuff...
I guess that if you want to use Windows, then the best choice is what you've already paid for. If the copy that's on it now is the one that came with it, write down the product key before you replace the drive.
I tried to reinstall with one partition. But I got same error massage, "NTLDR is missing", before. Now, I don't have any idea how to change my HDD... As I said that my laptop(Compaq Amada M300) does not support USB booting. My new HDD is Fujitsu 30G. Is anyone know the solution??
i recommend 98. Faster then xp on slower systems and better then 2000.I use it on my 400Mhz mendocino machine.
I know that win98 would be lighter than other upper version of windows, but Microsoft stop updating win98 patches as I know. So I am a little bit worry about some problems which might happen when I use the Internet with this computer.
Forget to run XP with 128 RAM memory or add some.
I had 256 running with XP and it was really SLOW !
Realistically, a computer like that option has 3 windows-based options. The one you choose should be based on what you plan to do with the machine
1. Windows 98 SE: Not the most stable thing in the world, but reasonable. Almost all hardware will work with it (although high end stuff made within the last year or so will probably lack drivers) This set up what you should use if you intend to play any games older than 1999-2000, especially if they're DOS-based.
2. Windows NT 4: Less hardware support than Win98SE, but more stable and less-resource hungry. This sucks for gaming as the newest version of DirectX you can use is DirectX 5, but if you just want to edit documents and surf the web, this is good stuff.
3. Windows 2000. Generally the best all-around OS, and my reccomendation, especially if you move up to 256MB of RAM and don't intend on playing any games for DOS.
With all that said, I feel that Linux would be a better option. Even on my p3 866/256mb crapbox, I get better performance with OpenSUSE 10.2's attractive modern KDE environment than I get in the rather outdated Win2000 environment.
I had Windows XP running great on a
Pentium 2 450mhz
30gig hard drive
ATI Radion 9200SE
You can run a normal retail version on your computer fine it may help to have a graphic card that is good like the ATI Radion I had and at least 512mbs of ram.
Unfortunitly you will only be able to run Windows XP. I highly dought you will get anything out of Windows Vista on that machine.
My vote would be for Win 2000. It should get better performance on that system that XP would without tweaking, and most games and apps will run on it with no problems.
Windows 2003 eXPerience
The best but it's illegal or a few thousand dollars to buy.
KDE is kind of a resource hog and I wouldn't recommend it.
My preferred Distro is Fedora Core, it has a huge precompiled software database. I like it when apps are only 2 clicks away
As others have suggested you might wanna consider installing a linux distro, I've seen many users proud with their old boxes running linux plus it'll be much faster & safer than any of those Windows versions.