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Say I need to upgrade a networked set of PC using Windows 95 to a up to date XP system would it be beyond reason to keep the existing office package (95 pro) as a means of savings costs. The people working on them would not really be bothered about some of the new things in the latest version of office and this would save around £250 per machine. Any problems?
My question are:
1. Is Office 95 compatible with XP?
2. Why would you upgrade from Win95 to XP? What's in XP that would want to make you upgrade?
3. Can your hardware support XP? Do the computers have enough CPU, memory, and drive space?
Why XP? it looks like that is all you can get with a new Dell right now (off to go and check :))
ukgimp - If you want reliability, I don't recommend buying a dell/hp/compaq/gateway or any of the name brand systems. They cut a lot of corners to be competitive and sacrifice quality parts in the process. If you are competent, building a system yourself is one of the few ways to ensure a reliable system.
No problem self building, it is just the convenience and onsite warrantly that Dell offer. The person involved is a close relative but would expect the same level of support from me, time which I dont have.
Thanks also for the advice on networking, that is what I thought but i was not sure. Just needed clarification.