36 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Maybe, just maybe!,
By A Customer
I got mine on the day of release and it basically took three days to get the computer working fully again.
Don't get me wrong, once it is fully up and running its great.
Installation is easy but from there, thats where I had problems.
My modem would no longer work, so it was uninstall to Windows ME, download the Windows 2000 driver and re-install XP. Same problem with my scanner, digital camera and printer.
If you want to avoid the hassle it is essential that you have an updated modem driver where necessary - Windows 2000 driver worked fine for me! Then install XP. After that, try out all your hardware and go to the manufacturer's websites to download driver updates where necessary.
The user interface is much improved over 98,98SE and ME. So far, leaving aside the driver issue it really does seem like a true upgrade (which ME wasn't) with more stability and importantly, more speed.
If you feel competent in updating drivers, then I would have no hessitation in recommending XP.
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