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Windows 98 computer (drivers?)

My son and I are trying to get A+ certified. We have a windows 98 computer, and we would like to use it to learn about computers. We would like to upgrade it to a newer operation system, even if it is only temporary for the experience of it. We are also having trouble doing anything on the computer because it has only 16 colors. We tried to change the colors, but it only gives us the choice of 2 colors, or 16 colors. I have been trying to find drivers to install, but I am not sure of a safe place to download drivers. It is a dell dimension has 20 gig hard drive, and pentium II processor, 255.0 mb RAM ....soo I really have 2 questions:
1. Can I use my own windows xp disc for my dell to upgrade his computer?
2. How do I get drivers to the windows 98 computer if I cannot access the internet on that pc due to lack of certain drivers...i.e....can I burn the drivers on another computer and then install them through the cd drive on the windows computer?
OR should I just forget this crazy idea???? :)

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  • violetreign Feb 26, 2008

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Should I reformat the hard drive before I install the windows xp operating system? Or with an upgrade do I just install over the windows 98 that is already there?


  • chandan82 Nov 11, 2008

    My PC has Windows '98 Operating system but i have a 2 GB pen drive of Kingston i don't have its driver, please give me suggestion that how can i use the pen drive at home.



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I have a Dell Dimension L433c. I recently installed Ubuntu 10.06 and it is like a new computer. Gets to the internet, burns CDs, etc. etc. The problem is, I think, that the mainboard Monitor connection is low resolution and Ubuntu can't find the SVGA card so resolution is limited to 800x400. Otherwise, I like Ubuntu better by far than Win98SE. I did have it running XP a couple years ago and that was fine also. It is a question of time and money. I hope to learn enough about Ubuntu to get the display to a better resolution using the SVGA card.

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  • TomHighRidge Aug 31, 2010

    Ubuntu 10.06, the latest version I believe, is basically free.

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    PS. Once you have an Ubuntu computer connected to the internet, it can act as a sort of gateway for another Win98 PC.


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You could use your XP cd to bootup and upgrade your computer, you can download complete drivers for your PC on, just register and you will have access on thousands of drivers on their site.

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1- Yes, you could install your CD. 2-

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