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SirVivor4now 22. Mar 2015 11:07 PM

XP tyranasaurus rx
 
New here... and not fluent in a lot of this stuff. This may be impossible but is there any free way to get from Windows XP to Windows 8.1? My old Dell Dimension 2400, though a tough and reliable computer lo these many years is beginning to suffer from electronic Alzheimers. I got 13 bad drivers, my USB's don't work and my disc drive only opens with a paperclip. Is there any freeware that will fix that stuff?

Thanks

Pierre2 23. Mar 2015 10:35 AM

depending on what it's hardware spec's are, you may be better off in going straight to win-10.

otherwise: try running under a Linux Host, like this:
http://www.robolinux.org/pc-compatible/

Anupam 23. Mar 2015 11:31 AM

Welcome to the forum :).

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Originally Posted by SirVivor4now (Post 109223)
This may be impossible but is there any free way to get from Windows XP to Windows 8.1?

Sorry, but there is no free way. You have to buy a license for Windows 8.1. Also, if you intend to buy it, it would be better to wait for a few months, and go for Windows 10, which will be quite better than Windows 8.

If you had Windows 7 or 8 already on your PC, Windows 10 would have been a free upgrade for you for the first year, as announced by Microsoft. But as you are still on XP, you have to buy Windows 10.

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Originally Posted by SirVivor4now (Post 109223)
I got 13 bad drivers

How do you know you have 13 bad drivers? How did you arrive at this conclusion? Did you use any software to determine that? Which software?

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Originally Posted by SirVivor4now (Post 109223)
my disc drive only opens with a paperclip. Is there any freeware that will fix that stuff?

The disc drive matter is concerned with hardware, and so there cannot be any freeware fix for that. If it is quite old, time to replace it.

What other issues are you facing with your computer? How old is it?

If there are loads of problems, probably it would be a good idea to get it formatted, and reinstall Windows again.


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