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I have a Toshiba laptop that runs Win98, has 192Mb of RAM and a 650Mhz processor and 80 Gb Hard drive with plenty of room on it. What type of wireless card can I get that will work in this machine and install easily? I have tried D-Link and Linksys but neither will install correctly. Any suggestions. I don't want to get a new laptop either. Thanks Mike

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  • Mike Mattis May 27, 2010

    Solution was very helpful!

  • Mike Mattis May 27, 2010

    Where is the best place to get the Win XP system at the lowest cost?

  • Mike Mattis May 27, 2010

    Thanks again Nina!

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Hello, Mike.

The problem is your Windows 98 operating system. Neither D-Link nor Linksys have Windows 98 drivers for their cards.

If you want to keep this system for wireless use, purchase and install the upgrade for Windows XP and then use the wireless card. Your RAM and processor is adequate for Windows XP. If you are going to hire someone to upgrade for you, include the potental overall cost and see if it's worth keeping your system for this purpose.

Hope this helps.

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  • Mike Mattis May 27, 2010

    Will I have to buy a complete Windows XP Systems disk or is there somewhere I can download it for free?

  • NinaE May 27, 2010

    Glad to help. Thanks for using FixYa.

  • NinaE May 27, 2010

    Ooops ... didn't see your question. You need to purchase a Windows XP upgrade CD. Don't buy the full copy of Windows XP, just the upgrade. Although not free, the upgrade is cheaper.

  • NinaE May 27, 2010

    Best Buy, etc. should have the Windows XP upgrade. Again, evaluate the entire cost of the upgrade to see if you want to move forward. Good Luck.

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