Lightning at the speed of sound

You are installing Windows XP Professional in an older PC, but you’re not sure the system specifications will support the minimum XP requirements. The computer has a 233 MHz processor, 64 MB of RAM, 1 GB of free disk space, and an SVGA video display. Which one of these specifications does not meet the minimum requirements for Windows XP Professional?

A) 233 MHz processor

B) 64 MB of RAM

C) 1 GB of free disk space

D) SVGA video display

E) How fast do you think it will boot?

The answer: C) 1 GB of free disk space

The minimum requirements for Windows XP Professional meet all of these specifications except the free disk space. The minimum free disk space requirement for Windows XP Professional is 1.5 GB of disk space.

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