I don't think I'll be running out of space any time soon with a "limit" like that!
In a few years, I might have to downgrade to ME & ie7 or something because of changing internet requirements. what is the latest version of Windows that will run well (not just run) on a 450Mhz PII, and how much disk space will I have to waste on it?
Running "well" is totally subjectiveBookworm wrote:...what is the latest version of Windows that will run well (not just run) on a 450Mhz PII, and how much disk space will I have to waste on it?
I think WIN98SE would run well. I have run WIN2K on a 300MHz PII and I thought it was quite slow. I have no experience with WIN ME.
Depending on what you're using the computer for, I would think that 5 gigs is plenty for WIN98SE, and 20 gigs is plenty for WIN2K... but if you're storing videos, high-rez pics, tons of MP3s, etc, then you'd need larger drives regardless of operating system.
As jdhurst points out, a faster processor will let you run a later OS. There are many Slot 1 PIIIs out there that people are practically giving away. You can also find adapters that will let you run even faster Socket 370 PIIIs, but these may be a little pricey.
as I recall, latest version BIOS did it. I'll have to jump onto his PC and see what version is loaded.
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