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    chojin's Avatar In Hell With SaTan
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    Anyone had any experience of this, i belive Rev05 is out.

    I have an old Laptop IBM 390 Celeron 400 with 64mb of ram and have heard these chopped down versions are great for old things.

    I only want to use the laptop as a download machine so I can turn off my beast of a PC and cut down on my electric bill.

    I have been told there are XP Naked and XP Bare which do the same thing but cannot find any info on them.

    So any imput would be great.
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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    With 64MB of RAM you'd struggle to run XP, however cut-down it might be. Try 2k or even 98/Me. If you're only downloading, they'd all be capable.

    You know, with my M2N32-sli Deluxe WE, I can put the system into a mode called 'nap' that turns off video & sound, drops the CPU power significantly (to 35W IIRC) and carries on doing what it was doing until I wake it fully.
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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    You could use XP if it's just for downloading and maybe light browsing. Just disable all the services you don't need and use the classic windows theme so you can disable the theme service.

    Or use win2k.

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    chojin's Avatar In Hell With SaTan
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    Ta for the info. I managed to get hold of TinyXP rev05....WOOO WEEE my laptop runs like lightning. I'm realy impressed, it runs faster now than when i had Win98SE on it. My windows dir is only 396mb

    The only issue I have is i cannot get a XP driver for my Xircom 10/100 RE-100 card, as far as I can tell there aint one. But I have a USB to ethernet adapter so can get on the web.

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    ASUS A8N SLI PREMIUM
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    2 x 250GB Samsung SATA2 7200 8MB
    160GB WD HDD External
    120GB WD HDD External
    520W HyperPower
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    WIN XP64
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    Try driverguide. The file you want is called xe205-1.exe, but you need to register to be able to download it so I can't give you a direct link. Use the simple search and enter xe205-1 as the model, there's only one result.

    Version 2.11 is the latest, not 2.05 as reported by Intel. There are plenty of links to version 2.05 but from what I've read they don't work as well with XP.
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    chojin's Avatar In Hell With SaTan
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    Cheers for the info Lynx but i have tried that driver and it does not work for my card

    Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100 RE-100

    Doing a seach for my specific card RE-100 on here
    http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-016868.htm

    Say there is no specific XP driver, there is a Driver on the XP Disc and there is no rech support under XP.

    Well if there is a driver on the XP disc I cannot find it neither can XP when i shove in my FULL Xp Disc
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    AMD 3800x2 64BIT
    ASUS A8N SLI PREMIUM
    3GB Corsair TwinX 3200 Cas 2
    XFX 7800GT Extreem
    2 x 250GB Samsung SATA2 7200 8MB
    160GB WD HDD External
    120GB WD HDD External
    520W HyperPower
    19" IIyama VM 451 Pro
    WIN XP64
    10MB BBI

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    chojin's Avatar In Hell With SaTan
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    Right my main problem is getting the PCI to CARDBUS Bridge working its a

    Texas Instruments PCI-1251B CardBus Controller

    Once i get that working I should be able to use the Xircom or get a Wireless card I have had serveral NEARLY install with diff PCMCIA.INF's but not full
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    SYSTEM
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    AMD 3800x2 64BIT
    ASUS A8N SLI PREMIUM
    3GB Corsair TwinX 3200 Cas 2
    XFX 7800GT Extreem
    2 x 250GB Samsung SATA2 7200 8MB
    160GB WD HDD External
    120GB WD HDD External
    520W HyperPower
    19" IIyama VM 451 Pro
    WIN XP64
    10MB BBI

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