Windows XP install requirement question

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I have been studying for my A+ OS exam coming up and was going over minimum installation requirements for the different OS's and noticed that Windows XP has me kind of confused.

It says that 128 mb of ram is the recommended requirement, but says that 64 mb is the minimum but it may restrict some of the services the OS has to offer. So the question is, if not obvious.. which one is it? icon_redface.gif

Much obliged and thanks in advance.


  • lazyartlazyart Member Posts: 483
    from microsoft's system requirements page....

    Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional
    • PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended

    • 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)

    • 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*

    • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

    • CD-ROM or DVD drive

    • Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

    When in doubt, go to the source. :)
    I'm not a complete idiot... some parts are missing.
  • awaisyboyawaisyboy Member Posts: 75 ■■□□□□□□□□
    minimum - usuallymeans the minimum amount for the OS (or software/hardware) to get it running.
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