If you struggle getting Windows XP installed on your legacy computer then you need Windows XP Fundamentals. Bink.nu has put together a nice screenshot gallery that shows the Fundamentals in action. If you are wondering if it will be able to run on your 5-year old PC that you have sitting next to the trash then check out these requirements:
- A minimum of 611 MB of free hard drive space. Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install. Installing all optional components requires 1151 MB of disk space. These requirements are reported on the screen as you select options in the Setup wizard. Additional hard disk space may be required if you are installing over a network. Also, you should reserve additional space for future updates and service packs.
- A computer with 233 megahertz or higher processor clock speed (300 MHz is recommended); Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor is recommended.
- 64 MB of RAM. 256 MB of RAM is recommended.
They installed it on VMware and it looks like it ran pretty well with just 128MB of RAM designated for it to use. So maybe it is time to bring that old hunk of junk out of retirement and give it a breath of new life!