Discussion in 'Shuttle' started by Arlene50, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Arlene50

    Arlene50 Guest

    I am very new at this... Can I put Window Xp on my motherboard without
    much TROUBLE..

    Arlene50, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. Arlene50

    ranchhand Guest

    Hi Arlene,

    Being the techie geek that I am, allow me to make an adjustment to your
    question, okay? :0)
    Windows XP is the Operating System that is loaded/installed on your
    harddrive, where all your programs you use are afterward installed that
    XP runs, like Word, Exel, internet access, etc.

    The motherboard is the physical, plastic square board that is screwed
    onto the bottom of your metal computer case, and into which all your
    physical components are plugged in to, such as your memory sticks
    (RAM), CPU (main processor), Video card, sound card if you have one,
    your harddrive data cable plugs into it, your CDrom or DVD player data
    cable plugs into it, etc. etc. That's why it is called the MOTHERboard,
    or more properly, the Mainboard, or slang term "Mobo".
    So ... in answer to your question, you install the software Windows XP
    on your harddrive, not on your motherboard.

    If you are having problems and need individual attention, I might
    suggest a general computer help forum might be more helpful that this
    one which is rather specialized toward Shuttle mainboards. One of the
    best around is, which is geared to "newbies" that
    need individual attention.
    ranchhand, Apr 12, 2005
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  3. Arlene50

    Arlene50 Guest

    Thank you very much, as you can tell i know nothing about computers..

    I just put window 2000 on mine, and having just a little bit of
    trouble, but might just be my internet provider trouble, so we will

    Everyone is saying why Window 2000, and not XP. I didnt know if my
    MOBO could handle Xp... now i know its not the MOBO, its my

    Thanks for explaining all that to me..

    Arlene50, Apr 13, 2005
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