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  1. Nefertari

    Nefertari Thread Starter

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    Hi.....I wish to upgrade some of the programmes on my computer but am not sure if I need to have more memory and also more hard drive space. Ideally I would like to download a higher version of Internet Explorer (the one I have at the moment is IE4) but am not sure if this will override the existing version of Internet Explorer or require more drive space or more memory.

    Also I have been told that as mine is a fairly old computer it might not be able to handle a bigger hard drive...can anyone advise me on this? :confused:
     
  2. Davey7549

    Davey7549

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    Welcome to TSG!
    Without having any information about your computer it is difficult to advise you in an appropriate manner. Download and Run Belarc once you recieve report from Belarc copy and paste the results back here for our review.

    Dave
     
  3. Nefertari

    Nefertari Thread Starter

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    Hi Dave.....thanks for you reply..I downloaded Belarc and here is the information you requested..

    Operating System System Model
    Windows 98 (build 4.10.1998) Quick Solve Computers Multimedia PC
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    120 megahertz Intel 486DX BIOS: Award Software 4.51PG 07/24/96
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    3.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    711 Megabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    MITSUMI CD-ROM FX800S !B
    Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

    FUJITSU M1623TAU [Hard drive] (1.70 GB) -- drive 1
    Maxtor 71336 A [Hard drive] (1.34 GB) -- drive 0 48 Megabytes Installed Memory
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (on drive 0) 1.34 GB 98 MB free
    d: (on drive 1) 1.70 GB 613 MB free

    Logins Network Drives
    No details available

    Installed Microsoft Hotfixes Printers
    Internet Explorer
    SP1 (SP1)


    Click here to see all available security Hotfixes.

    Marks a HotFix that verifies correctly
    Marks a HotFix that fails verification
    (Failing hotfixes need to be reinstalled)
    An unmarked HotFix lacks the data to allow verification BitWare Fax Driver on COM2:
    HP DeskJet 400 Printer on LPT1:

    Controllers Display
    Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    Intel 82371SB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
    Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
    Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller S3 ViRGE-DX/GX PCI (375/385) [Display adapter]
    PHILIPS 105S [Monitor] (13.8"vis, s/n BZ 163152, April 2000)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    None detected ES1868 Control Interface (WDM)
    ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM)
    Gameport Joystick (no joystick connected)
    Wave Device for Voice Modem
    Communications Other Devices
    KTX FM-56K-VSE [Modem]
    Standard 28800 bps Modem
    Network IP Address: 203.221.67.70 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
    Microsoft Serial Mouse
    Software Licenses

    Microsoft - Encarta 96 Encyclopedia
    Microsoft - Internet Explorer
    Microsoft - Money
    Microsoft - Music Central
    Microsoft - Windows 98

    Software Versions
    Adobe Acrobat Version 2.1 *
    Adobe Acrobat Version 3.0.000 *
    Atlantis *
    AudioRack32 *
    AudioRecorder *
    Belarc, Inc. - BelManage Client Version 5.1n *
    Computer Associates International, Inc. - AutoDownload Version 10.0.0.18 *
    Computer Associates International, Inc. - Vet Version 10.52.0.2 *
    Computer Associates International, Inc. - VetTray *
    Corel PHOTO-PAINT! *
    CorelDRAW! *
    DBConvert Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1 *
    ICQ NetDetect Agent *
    ICQ Version 99a Beta *
    Impressions - Lords of Magic Version 1.01 *
    IntelliPoint Toolbar *
    Introduction to Microsoft Works 4.0 *
    KGEN98.EXE *
    Lotus 1-2-3 97 Version 6.0.9702.1002 *
    Lotus Approach for Windows Version 97.00 *
    Lotus Freelance® Version 97.0 *
    Lotus Mobile Screen Show Player Version 1.1.0.0 *
    Lotus Organizer Version 97 * Lotus ScreenCam 97 Version 3, 0, 0, 0 *
    Lotus SmartCenter 97 Edition for Windows 95® Version 97.0 *
    Lotus SuiteStart 97 Edition for Windows 95 Version 97.0 *
    Lotus Word Pro 97 Edition for Windows 95 Version 97.0.807.0 *
    Microsoft Corporation - Age of Empires Version 1.0a *
    Microsoft Corporation - Clip Gallery 3.0 for Windows Version 3.0 *
    Microsoft Corporation - MSN(tm) Messenger Service Version 3.6 *
    Microsoft Corporation - Windows Internet Explorer Version 4.72.3110.0 *
    Microsoft Windows Scripting Host Version 5.0.531.7 *
    Microsoft Works for Windows Version 4.00.03.442 *
    Microsoft® FrontPage(TM) Version 2.0.2.1118 *
    Microsoft® NetMeeting(TM) Version 2.1 *
    Microsoft® Pointing Device Software Version 1.10 *
    Microsoft® Pointing Device Software Version 1.10c *
    mIRC Version 6.02 *
    Motion Pixels Player *
    NETSCAPE Version 4.08 *
    Nico Mak Computing, Inc. - WinZip Version 7.0 *
    Nullsoft - Winamp Version 2.5e *
    Scantest *
    Seagate Software, Inc. - Backup *
    The Gator Corporation - GAIN Version 3.3.0.5 *
    The Gator Corporation - Gator Version 3.3.0.5 *

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    * Click to see where software is installed.
    a. Megahertz measurement may be inaccurate if other programs were busy during last analysis.
    b. Data may be transferred on the bus at one, two, or four times the Bus Clock rate.
    c. Memory slot contents may not add up to Intalled Memory if some memory is not recognized by Windows.
    d. Memory slot contents is reported by the motherboard BIOS. Contact system vendor if slot contents are wrong.
    Copyright 2000-3, Belarc, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Legal notice. U.S. Patents 6085229, 5665951 and Patents pending.

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  4. Davey7549

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    Yes your system is rather old and will cause limitations in some areas.
    1) You can upgrade to IE5.5 SP2 with no problem since you meet minimum requirements. See attached Text.
    IE5.5 SP2 Download

    2) Yes you can upgrade your hard drive but will have to use EZDrive software overlay to handle the larger drive. This is not a big deal though. Maxtor has a couple of easy to use utilities that walk you through the process. If you plan on getting another hard drive might I suggest a Maxtor 30GB minimum which should support your needs now and into the future and also could be used in your new system if you get another one.
    Some Examples , Second and third down list.

    Of course you can use other than Maxtor and if you already have a larger in mind then that can be used to. You will just use a different Maxtor utility to setup.

    3) The only limiting factor as I see is you RAM. According to Belarc it is showing 48MB but Belarc states RAM shown may be smaller than actual RAM installed. So your RAM could be 64. If you go to Control panel\System it should tell you what REM you have installed.

    4) If you upgrade your Hard Drive you should be able to install other programs and run them since you will have the space, but remember to look at minimum RAM and Processor requirements before attempting download and install of the programs. Many of the newer programs require a much higher processor and more RAM as Minimum.

    Here are the links to the Maxtor utilities I spoke about:

    Click Here if you are installing a Maxtor Hard Drive or already have a Maxtor onboard and are adding another.
    Note: You have a Maxtor Primary Drive C:\ which is 1.34GB in size. If you leave this one in and replace the FUJITSU 1.70 then you can use the above utility.

    Click Here if you are installing a hard drive other than Maxtor and do not have a Maxtor already in your system.

    Hope that gives you something to work with.
    Let us know.

    Dave
     

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