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Windows ME: Alright for basic usuage?

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by mossfan18, May 19, 2007.

  1. mossfan18

    mossfan18 Regular member

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    I have an older model PC that I'm giving to my sister. It's an HP 8755c with ME installed.

    I have already added 512 KB of RAM and a 80gb HD to it.

    Here's the question: Do I need to upgrade ME to XP or Vista?

    She's only using it for CD burning and checking her E-mail and such. Very very basic stuff!

    Will Real Player, Nero, Windows Media Player all work with ME or should I upgrade the OS to keep up?
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    it is 512meg not 512kb of ram. as you have the space, cpu speed & ram then go for xp. i'm still using win98se on my p4 celeron 2.53ghz but have xp on my laptop
     
  3. mossfan18

    mossfan18 Regular member

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    Of course, 512mb is what I meant. Anyway are you saying :
    I can upgrade to XP if I want.
    I should upgrade to XP to make it better.
    Or I must upgrade to XP for it work?

    Can I stay with ME and if not where should I buy XP at and do you know where a good guide is at for upgrading your OS to XP
     
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    try it with me but it is not supported anymore tho can still get old updates from ms.
     
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    why even upgrade to XP? Win98/98SE works just as well, hella lot better than ME ever will and for the uses you've exlained, its more than enuff. But as said, Win98/98SE/ME are no longer supported so that might be an inconvience.
     
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    ME=Mistake Edition
     
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    What do you mean? You say Win98/98SE works just as well and much better than ME and so on.

    Here's the problem : I don't have Win98 I have ME

    So what should I do with this ME issue? Should I find a cheap Win98 or Win2k cd to uprade to?

    Where can I find a cheap OS install disc for my needs?
     
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    stay with the me unless you find a copy of xp.
     

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