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Will i be able to update an old computer to windows vista?

I have an old computer that runs windows 98 everything works in it and it has the option to run Interner explore i would like it to run windows vista. is that possible? my computer is a Packard Bell

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Hi, 
      Just download the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor 1.0 from 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42b5ac83-c24f-4863-a389-3ffc194924f8&DisplayLang=en

Install that, and it will check your system to see if it will run on windows vista, and which version of Vista would suit the system you have.

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