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fridg
10-02-2006, 11:11 AM
Bought a tower (computer main drive)
It has windows 98 on it , i want too (maybe)
get rid of it and choose a new OS

What is this machine capable of doing ?

What can i use.

slingblade
10-02-2006, 01:47 PM
depends on system spec. chip size, memory, hdd.

chillin out
10-02-2006, 09:59 PM
Right click on 'MY COMPUTER' and select 'properties'

This will give you system info processor type and memory size.

Then right click on the hard drive icon and select 'properties'

This will give you hard drive size (get the total not the used or free).

Post this info and any other relavent info and then we can decide where to go next.


Chillin:) :)

fridg
11-02-2006, 01:34 AM
Right click on 'MY COMPUTER' and select 'properties'

This will give you system info processor type and memory size.

Then right click on the hard drive icon and select 'properties'

This will give you hard drive size (get the total not the used or free).

Post this info and any other relavent info and then we can decide where to go next.


Chillin:) :)


Amd - k6 3d processor 32 - bit

56 mb ram (add a few sticks later)

1.18 gb drive c

808 mb drive d

Industrial tech
11-02-2006, 02:27 AM
With that setup I'd stick with windows 98

floyd57
11-02-2006, 05:36 AM
As stated before here. You will have to stick with the '98.
Next step up windows XP needs @ least 128 mb Ram to run efficiently. To run right you would need need @ least 256.
As for the 1.18gb drive c and 808 mb drive for drive d.
That means your hard drive is split into 2 (Partitioned)
You have just over a 2.2 gb hard drive all together. You would need @ least 3 to run windows XP, and that would be without any extra programs. Your stuck with the '98, which is actually not a bad os.
CHeers.

chillin out
11-02-2006, 09:20 AM
I would also say keep Win98' . If you tried to upgrade to anything else it would take 2hrs to boot up each time and for every mouse click there would be a 10min delay.

I think it might be time to upgrade the computer.LOL


Chillin:) :)

fridg
11-02-2006, 12:57 PM
If i am only using this pc for file storage
not online activity

Can i uninstall all the other programs
eg (internet explorer , outlook express)

and just have the needed files and apps for the
media stored

floyd57
11-02-2006, 05:36 PM
You would definately be able to do this. I would probably keep Internet Explorer as it is not a big program and you may want to access the internet for updates to the programs you want installed. Ditch the rest. Cheers

chillin out
15-02-2006, 10:17 PM
56 mb ram (add a few sticks later)
What do you mean by that?

Are you sure about the HD size?


Bought a tower (computer main drive)
With the info you provided I hope you didn`t pay much for it.


Chillin:) :)

fridg
16-02-2006, 05:13 AM
yea i know sounds pretty bad
i will only store files on it

Maybe a new hd , and a stick of ram later on

bargain for $20 Australian with the key board and mouse

just cleaned up the old OS reinstalled 98 windows

have not done any transfers yet , but i think as i said
before more ram first , then see what space is left on the drive.

star882
17-02-2006, 10:04 PM
What about Linux? I love Linux.

whiffnsniff
27-02-2006, 11:06 AM
Make a good doorstop that pc.....lol