The new free version of AVG (Version 7.5) works fine with Win 98SE. If
you've had good luck with the previous version, the new version should
work for you as well. With only 128M of memory and a slow processor, an
upgrade to Win XP would probably not make you a happy camper, stick with 98.
Monte/Jane Morris wrote:
> First off; I consider myself internet savy, but mostly computer illiterate,
> so you'll have to talk SLOWLY:-).
> My problem is that I need new antivirus software for the system described
> below, but don't know what to install that will work on this system. I've
> had AVG Free, but it expired and the new version requires at least Windows
> 2000, as does anything that Consumers Reports now recommends. I've been
> without protection for two weeks (I hope I don't get impregnated with a
> The above is for our desktop which we use while at home with a SLOW dialup
> connection. We are only at home 2-3 months/year and the rest of the time we
> use our laptop (WindowsXP) with wireless connection at campgrounds.
> So, cost effective suggestions for this desktop computer would be welcome.
> Would changing the operating system to Windows XP be a cost effective
> option; is it even possible and would it be easy enough for me to do myself?
> Should I just bag this computer and use the laptop with dialup while at
> Thanks in advance,
> Desktop Properties:
> Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.2222 A
> Upgrade using Full OEM CD /T:C:\WININST0.400 /SrcDir=C:\CABS /IZ /II /NR /IW
> /IS /P c /U:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> IE 5 6.0.2800.1106
> Uptime: 0:01:20:50
> Normal mode
> On "COMPUTER" as "Default"
> Gateway, Inc.
> GenuineIntel x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3
> 127MB RAM
> 73% system resources free
> Windows-managed swap file on drive C (18566MB free)
> Available space on drive C: 18566MB of 28593MB (FAT32)