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I have an older computer for my daughter. It is running Windows ME 4.90.300, the processor that is in it is an Intel family 6 model 7 processor. Running 256 Ram, with 9.30 GB harddrive.
I have a couple of questions....
what do i need to set her up for wireless internet. I have a wireless modem on my computer. Do I need just the wireless card??
What size of CPU is this... how many MHz ??? I couldn't find it on the harddirve properties manager.
Is it possible to put Windows XP on this computer or am I just asking for trouble???
Any advice would be appreciated.
ps... buying her a new computer is not an option...
According to Microsoft you have a P-III processor. See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 216204. You have enough to run XP, if it is a P-III processor, but I would recommend you go with Windows 2000 Professional. It is as stable as XP but chews up far less resources.
I would like to be able to set her computer up on wireless internet, as I have the main wireless router on my computer now. I was talking to one computer "tech" that says my computer is too old, and I need to upgrade.
What's your take on it.
Hmmm... No. He is wrong. There are several Wifi NIC that will run under ME. You could run XP on that computer, all be it very slowy.
Here is what I suggest. First bum the RAM to 512mb (About $35 for a 256mb stick). This will improve your preformance. Second, leave ME on it for now. Look for a discounted PCI wifi NIC. They can be found around $25 shipped.
Then just se how it goes.