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Recommended Requirements

For games and/or DVD creation you need more than just the minimum to run Windows XP. A typical system would comprise:

Component Specification
Processor Pentium 4 1.6 or Athlon 64, XP or Sempron 3000
Memory (RAM) 512 MB or possibly 1 GB (memory is cheap)
Hard drive capacity 200 GB
Hard drive free space 1.5 GB
Required drive DVD and DVD burner
Display resolution 256 MB or 512 MB high performance graphics card
Input device required Keyboard and mouse

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