A handicapped friend of mine was given an oldie with Win 95 on it and wants me to upgrade it to Win98SE. I've got the program and an do it but are there any risks (pitfalls) to be on the look out for? All comments will be appreciated. I'll do it Sunday I can get the green light. Thanks for him.
I`ve got Win98SE on a computer with only 3Gb HDD and 64 Mb RAM - works fine! Whilst unsupported there are updates available. click here
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I changed my old W95 PC to W98 about a year ago, mainly because of the better USB support, it works fine. With regards to lack of Microsoft support for W9X operating systems, if you're worried about security, ensure you've got an up to date antivirus click here, compatible firewall click here and try an alternative browser like Firefox click here , K-meleon click here or Opera click here.
It should be ok. Windows 98SE doesn't take too much power to run, but as it's a Win 95 machine you might not have any USB ports. You can get internal USB cards though that add USB support and these are quite easy to fit. I once ran Win XP on an Intel Celeron 333 Mhz with 64 MB of RAM and a 6 GB hard drive. It still worked....just about. Was a little slow but it worked.