Upgrading your OS in a Windows computer

@maezee (26614)
United States
September 3, 2016 9:43am CST
I have Googled this. And gone yo the Microsoft website. Now I need some guidance frpm any tech savvy folks out there. Is it possible to upgrade your operating system on a Windows computer? Does this cost a bunch? Essentially my laptop is ages old but I dont want to replace it - it still works except newer versions of Firefox, IE AND Chrome are causing some errors because my OS is so old and outdated. It seems wrong that anyone should have to pay for the OS upgrade when they seem to phase them out each year. Any idea if this is possible? Any help appreciated.
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@Bluedoll (17005)
• Canada
3 Sep 16
On older computers I recommend using the original software.
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@LadyDuck (118000)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
I have switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 to a pretty old computer, it's just because Windows XP is no more supported, not because I felt the need to change.
@Bluedoll (17005)
• Canada
4 Sep 16
@LadyDuck You are right Microsoft has moved on. I still have a floor model desktop computer. It is called a door stop computer because it holds a door open. It has windows 98 but still works perfectly and could be used by someone that can not afford to buy a computer. Though that model may not be able to see the internet ever again. Much better than sticking old computers into a land fill I suppose.
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@LadyDuck (118000)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
@Bluedoll I have Windows XP installed on an old tower computer. I do not use the computer to connect to the Internet, but I still use it to scan my photos, write my letters and I use many very good graphics programs that I have installed there. It is a shame that the companies stop the support to the old system, but we know the reason, people do not need new systems, they need that people change in order to make more money.
@LadyDuck (118000)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
If you still have Windows XP it is unfortunately impossible to upgrade the OS to the new Microsoft system. From Windows 7 it should be possible. I say "should be" because the new system will be very, very, very slow on your old computer.
@maezee (26614)
• United States
3 Sep 16
Sadly I dont think I have XP even. I think its like Windows 5. So maybe its time to just buck up and buy a new laptop?
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@LadyDuck (118000)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
@maezee I suppose it was Windows 95 I liked that old system. I fear it's time for a new laptop.
@maezee (26614)
• United States
5 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Haha that very well could be. Its ancient! Thanks for your input.
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• Shillong, India
7 Sep 16
Thats good question? I was also thinking the same way