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What's the most current OS I can use to replace Windows 98 on a Compaq Presario 1277 laptop?

Laptop connects OK to our home wireless router using a Netgear wireless card, but I cannot access Internet Explorer (I think because the version of it is so old). Unfortunately, that's the only browser on the computer. Which browsers and which latest versions of them will run on the Compaq Presario 1277? (I'm wanting to give it to someone who just wants to learn how to use a computer.)

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You might be able to find a stripped down version of XP or put Windows NT on it. Those are my best guesses. NT will let you use newer versions of some browsers as well. Mostly Explorer

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