Can a Gateway Solo5300 laptop be upgraded enough to run Windows XP? It has an Intel Mobile Pentium III processor with 64MB DRAM (PC100) upgradeable to 512MB and a 10GB hard drive.
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I run XP Pro on a Pentium II ThinkPad 600E so I think you'll be fine.
The only thing you'll want to address is your RAM. XP min. Requirements suggest 128MB (although they also say you can get by with 64... it would get tedious!). Fortunately, that PC-100 RAM is cheap and easy to come by.
I think the Solo 5300 will run Windows XP once you scale it up a bit.
But, you should really consider one of these two options,
In summary, I'd suggest a hardware change.
protected by Nifle Apr 26 '12 at 20:48
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