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Minimum Requirements

The list below compares the minimum requirements for Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional. In reality, for serious usage the specification has to be a great deal more than the minimum.

Component Windows XP Professional Windows 2000 Professional
Processor Pentium/233 MHz (300 MHz recommended) Pentium compatible/133 MHz
Memory (RAM) 64 MB (128 MB recommended) 64 MB
Hard drive capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Hard drive free space 1.5 MB 650 MB
Required drive CD-ROM or DVD CD-ROM or DVD
Display resolution SVGA or higher VGA or higher
Input device required Keyboard and mouse Keyboard


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