To me "today's software" means today's mainstream products. And they are probably 5-10 times more capable than that old laptop.
Windows 7, browsers, Windows Media Player (or equivalent), and Microsoft Office (or equivalent). It wasn't laptop but my fisrt XP machine I purchased in 2003 was purchased with 120GB SATA drives, actually some of the first on the market.
Over time, support for your favorite apps will end too, so perhaps an alternative approach is called for.
That approach obviously means moving on from Windows XP, either to a new version of Windows or even a completely different platform.
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Hello, Long story why, but I have a decade old laptop sitting in my closet. Would it be possible to ugrade it to work with today's software and applications? If so, how would one go about upgrading the memory and hard drive? Besides the memory and Hard Drive, what else would need to be upgraded? IF the requirements on the package are equal to the parts in your computer then it will, technically, work. I've been running XP since 2003 because I want too., I'm waiting on Windows 8 to see the reviews and if they are bad I'll go to 7.
A ten year old laptop was designed around much smaller hard drives and memory. You can probably get buy with a smaller hard drive. I think at that time they had 240 and 360 GB drives available.
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