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how old would a Compaq Presario model 5000 be?

I have someone interested in buying this computer for small dollars.
It is a Presario 5000 desktop and is having bootup problems. They only want a computer with Windows XP.
If this computer is too old to support XP then no need for me to try to find out why it boots up half the time. I do not remember what O/S is on it, due to having booted so many the last few months. I have not been able to get it running lately.

Any links to the age of Presario 5000's?
I've not found any "dates in time".
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If it did boot up, but does not have, or can not support, Windows XP, she would not want it any way.

Doesn't XP require a certain minimum amount of Ram?
Windows XP will work for sure, but not in best performance.
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The original operating system was apparently Windows 95 though it does list Windows XP as the last option.
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i would not try to repair it, or use it with XP
you can have much better systems very cheap now - check in the pc shop !
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doferty:
I've started another question about that link you provided. I tried it and it is not working easy as it says.
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thanks
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pc needs a motherboard.