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Windows 2K or XP for my Compaq Presario 5204?

I got this at a yardsale for 2$(from 5$, I was NOT paying that for junk as it is!)

As it stands, it has 64MB of memory, 4GB HDD, CD-ROM, AMD K63D 350MHZ

I am not using for junkfest, will have to invest a fair amount into it, unless I get it free or cheap

I had to dust it out because they never did as far as I can tell

OK, back to the question

Windows 2K or XP?

Yes, I know it needs upgrades!

I also found something cool out, the school tech at my middle school sold it to me!

good news!

I found out this passes as is!(2K)

Memory is at the suggested level, harddrive is bigger!

Printer should work(BJC-4300)!

I even got the restore CD, which is rare to get so if anything goes wrong, go back to 98;)

Still a bad idea?

safe to get XP yet?

Now it has 128MB memory in it, same 4GB HDD

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Get opinions on how to go with it, keep 98 or upgrade to 2K/XP, it's a desktop

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Plus i'm fighting a Bubblejet printhead, 2 things on my plate

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Windows 2K (Or 98 if you have it). XP needs more than 64MB of RAM (It's not impossible, but it will be ridiculously slow) I would recommend Windows 98 over 2000 if you have it, but Windows 2000 should run on 64MB of RAM.

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I have 98 on it now, ant it said 64MB recommend on Microsoft's website, not adding XP, it ,may be too much for it

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Not adding XP as is, will upgrade this at some point, just too lazy

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+Agree with Chris Green on this. I'd prefer 2K since I do find it a bit more stable...but that is personal preference I think.

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I upgraded it to 128MB, the max it can take, installed 2K and do not miss 98 at all, heck, I may have first edition, mainly because I got the restore CD

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