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  1. #1
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    Default Updating Operating System

    I am using Windows Mellenium and it doesn't allow me to download some game sites. I would like to update my system but not pay a fortunate for new operating system. Suggestions?

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    I would purchase XP Pro. It is pretty reliable compared to Vista (so far).

    I know what you mean about the Millenium Edition. I worked for months trying to solve all its little issues. This was before I had my own computer and my Dad refused to install XP. I would gladly trade Windows 98 for ME any day.

    Good Luck!

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    Default Re: Updating Operating System

    Vista is the future and it makes little sense to buy XP when it isn't gonna get any more support or useful service packs. If you have XP, there is no urgent reason to upgrade to Vista, but if you have ME, and your hardware isn't ancient, Vista is much more logical and about the same $$$.

    Any way you look at it, you're spending $100+ for ANY Microsoft OS XP or Vista....
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    Prefer Win XP Pro too,I used to have Win Me before it unstable and often tell me to restart and have problem with driver of many hardware but XP is more smart.

    About Vista I think it's not this time

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    Default Re: Updating Operating System

    Almost anything is better than Win ME. However, you will regret buying XP or Vista if your specs are too low. I've seen XP installed on a P2 350 with 128 mb of RAM .... it runs but definitly not fast enough to use properly. Just my opinion but if you have less than a 700Mhz processor and 256 mb of RAM then Windows 98 SE is about as good of a Windows O/S upgrade as you want. XP doesn't run smooth with less than 512mb of RAM and I don't think I'd even think about Vista with less than 1GB. The only free operating systems are of the Linux variety but if you are worried about game compatibility then that is not a true option yet.
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  6. #6
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    Default Re: Updating Operating System

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter View Post
    but if you have ME, and your hardware isn't ancient, Vista is much more logical and about the same $$$.
    This if statement isn't quite logical. If you have ME, your hardware is ancient.

    Time to upgrade your computer. XP runs okay on a 400MHz processor and 384MB of RAM once you strip it down. If you really want to upgrade and you meet these specs, I guess it's alright.

    Vista runs okay on 1GB once you strip it down. Home Basic will run well on 768MB if you really strip it down. If you have less than that, don't touch it. If you don't have at least a Pentium 4 or Athlon 64, don't touch it.

    Actually, if you don't have some specific need for a Vista-only application, I wouldn't touch it. There are more compelling reasons to not upgrade to Vista than there are to upgrade.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2006
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: Updating Operating System

    If you really want an OS that will run on your PC, go XP. XP's price has dropped and would work on your ME. Although you might want to backup your data since XP will nuke your hard drive, since you cannot "upgrade" or "lay on" an XP.

    It would be nice to post your specs, so that we can see and recommend the right OS for your hardware.
    Last edited by Aguiluz; 06-26-2007 at 04:32 PM. Reason: Small Fix

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