download a newer windows version frominternet

September 22, 2010 at 10:23:39
Specs: Windows Me
trying to download a newer version of windows o nto my computer . currently have windows me,do not have cd. can it be done from internet?

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September 22, 2010 at 11:10:13
You need to find out if your cpu and ram are sufficient to run whatever 'newer' version of windows you plan on installing.

You can probably find a download and install it but you may not be able to activate it.


Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat

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September 22, 2010 at 11:11:05

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September 22, 2010 at 11:21:10
Windows (all versions) is a commercial product that must be purchased.
If you are currently running ME it is unlikely the computer has the resources to run a modern OS.

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September 22, 2010 at 11:27:01
Post your specs & someone should be able to recommend an OS that will work well with your hardware. Would you consider Linux? There are literally 100's of versions available & the vast majority are free.

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October 3, 2010 at 05:50:32
As I'm running Windows ME and 98SE, I couldn't possibly recommend that you down-grade to Windows XP. :-)

Why would you want to leave the safe haven of Windows 9x, for which no one has been writing viruses or malware for a VERY long time, for the murky waters of XP with all of its security problems? No rootkit virus ever destroyed a Win9x system, for the simple reason that they can't run on Win9x.

Some high-end WinME systems have hardware which is technically capable of running the early releases of WinXP. I haven't done it myself, but I have come across cases of Windows 2000 and early Windows XP versions running on WinME hardware. Particularly in dual-boot scenarios. (Why does everyone want to dual-boot these days?)

If you're going to try it, don't go mad and wipe your hard disk. Buy a new disk, and install XP onto that, keeping your existing disk as Primary Slave in case you change your mind - or the rootkit rot gets you!

Bear in mind that the term "bloatware" was invented with WinXP in mind. Watch your system's speed slump, as it struggles with an O/S that doubled in size compared to Win9x. Technically, you can probably do it, but it may play merry hell with your patience!

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