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Hi Mark wonder if you can help, my computer is quite old using win 98 operating system but for the amount I use it it's not worth me investing 3 - 500 £ upgrading Do you know of any usb memory sticks available for this operating system?

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Sandisk usually sells memory sticks that are backward comaptible with win 98, but more than likely you will have to go to their website to find the driver because it will not be included. I have a 256 MB memory stick from sandisk that also has a driver for win98. I know this because I've used it on a win 98 machine. Once again, I had to go to the support page on the Sandisk website to find the driver.

As for the upgrade, you can probably upgrade to XP for $200 or less, without having to upgrade hardware.

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