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    Question What should I upgrade to?

    I'm currently useing Windows 95. I'm haveing to upgrade my operateing system so that I can run some programs for school. I need some suggestions as to what to upgrade to.

    I have 3 Choices.

    Windows 98
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP

    I know it'll only cost $35 to get my computer upgraded to Windows 98, but I want a system that I don't have to update for awile. So any suggestions as to which one That I should go with?

    Any information would be apprecated.

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    If you're upgrading, go XP. In different scenarios, I might recommend something different, though. Such as if you have 2K and are happy, no need to upgrade to XP. But I would say if you are running something aside from 2K, it's your best bet to upgrade to XP because of its stabability and compatability.

    Microsoft will be phasing out older operating systems like 98 in the next year or two and 95 is already "not supported" by MS, which really doesn't bode well for you. So go XP.

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    Re: What should I upgrade to?

    Originally posted by Stancy_McKatt
    I'm currently useing Windows 95. I'm haveing to upgrade my operateing system so that I can run some programs for school. I need some suggestions as to what to upgrade to.

    I have 3 Choices.

    Windows 98
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP

    I know it'll only cost $35 to get my computer upgraded to Windows 98, but I want a system that I don't have to update for awile. So any suggestions as to which one That I should go with?

    Any information would be apprecated.
    Well, hard to say. Im suggesting Win XP almost all the time, but it would help if you gave us a little info about your computer (CPU, Ram, VGA,...)...

    Cause if you have like CPU < 400MHz (PIII, Celeron, Athlon, Duron) and Ram <= 128 MB i would stick with Win98SE, and with CPU < 800MHz and Ram <=256MB i would go with Win2k. With every config better than that, i would go for Win XP....
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    Just to tell you though, Win Xp doesnt have a lot of drivers, but they are there in 2k, if u dont need em, its ok . and as ingoal pointed out, if you dont have a good computer configuration, dont go for XP !

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    maybe off-topic, but...i run 2K, and i've seen lots of screenshots of the nice cuddly fluffy-wuffy XP look. i hate any kind of tool that tries to be cute (i somehow can't seem to take something seriously if it doesn't look spartan and functional). is there a way (if i'm forced to upgrade to XP) to throttle all the bells & whistles of the interface down to a simple 2K look (with all the fading effects etc disabled...pretty much win95 look, i guess) ?
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    Yes you can redux. The only thing that is different is the picture of the window on the start menu.
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    Right now I have a 166mhz.... I may be getting a hand-me-down 233mhz, off my dads computer. To tide me over till I can get an actual job.

    I have ither 32meg of ram or 64 meg. Not sure which.

    If Anyone can give me some leads as to where to get a "reliable" Mother board at a good-cheap Price I'd really apprecate it! My motherboard can't handle these new faster processers, *sigh*.

    Thanks.

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    Stancy,

    Then your best bet is probably a cheap upgrade to Win98SE

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    stancy, as per your computer specs, I'd suggest win98SE. WinXp would run awkwardly on yours [I know coz i forced in on a laptop 133mhz and 32 RAM ]

    Redux, even when running the "Cute" interface, as you say....you can tone down the settings e.g fading, easy scroll etc etc...or you can just simply turn back to the classic windows look [win2k and below.]

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    Yup...

    Originally posted by astericks

    Redux, even when running the "Cute" interface, as you say....you can tone down the settings e.g fading, easy scroll etc etc...or you can just simply turn back to the classic windows look [win2k and below.]

    Indeed, no problem at all...and to be honest, im running a powerhouse of a pc here (xp1800+) and i still deactivated all that stuff, cause its just unnecessary...

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    I'm using the cute interface [Silver theme] but i went to :

    my computer > properties > advanced > Performance settings
    and unchecked the stupid effects etc.

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    thanks peops...
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