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Is there a way to determine compatibility?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Jimmy M

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Posted December 13 2004 - 06:40 AM

I have WinME (still) and at one point I attempted to start fresh with a new hard drive and WinXP. During the install, I got an error which indicated something in my PS was not compatible with XP.

My question is, is there a web site or a program that will look at my machine and tell me what is or isn't XP-friendly?

Many thanks...

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Rob Silver

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Posted December 13 2004 - 07:37 AM

List your system specs. Is it a DIY system or retail system? Retail WinXP or OEM?

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted December 13 2004 - 05:47 PM

You need an XP power supply and motherboard. You had an ME PS & motherboard. Simple. Buy a new board and PS.

I know that sounded really rude but XP has a few extra connectors from the PS to the board. WHy? $$$ What else?

Sorry, but I can't help but laugh at this. It's a total screw job.

Glenn

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted December 14 2004 - 01:43 AM

Googling for windows xp upgrade leads you to the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor. Hopefully that's what you need.