I have a computer at home that used to be top of the line 6 years ago. It is a Compaque Deskpro (166) I don’t know much about computers but I can state for a fact that this piece of crap is REALLY REALLY slow. Often it times out before an internet page loads. Forget trying to play games or fill out questionares. I keep receiving an error message that there is a “script error” on the page and do I want to continue running scripts. If I say yes it freezes me up. IF I say no then it doesn’t show me the complete details of the page.
Recently I logged on and a message from MSN came on and said that I must upgrade my MSN Messenger in order to continue using it. So I clicked on the site. 45 minutes later a message came up that said my computer wasn’t compatiable. I must be running a minimum of Windows 98 (I use Windows 95) so my MSN Messenger has been out of commission.
So I ask a friend how much he would charge me to load more memory into the computer and give me WIndows 98. He does research on the memory and says the memory is old and will cost about $60. He also stated that he did not think this was going to help me in the long run. He said loading windows 98 is going to suck up space and time and the computer may even run SLOWER then it does now. His advice was to go on e-bay and buy a new computer for $300.
I asked another friend who is pretty savy on computers (I think) and his comments were:
Now I am totally lost. I don’t know what to do.
I’m living on a single-parent budget so I need to make sure that I am making a sound decision.
Any advice? And please don’t talk in computer lingo. Did I mention I am blonde?