Upgrade browser without having to upgrade my Windows

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Having Windows XP on one of my systems. As most of the sites are not supporting the current version of browsers, is there a way to upgrade the browsers without having to upgrade windows. I tried downloading UBUNTU. However, RUFUS was giving some issues.

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Try Etcher for pop os and zorin os.

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somu7668 wrote:

Try Etcher for pop os and zorin os.

Etcher requires Windows 7 at least.

Will downloading Zorin OS create a partition for me to choose from which OS I want OR will it override the Windows XP I am having on my system currently?

Please also let me know, if I download Zorin, I need to take a backup of my files?

Thanks.

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Can someone throw some light on downloading windows 7 or 8 for my laptop C700. Should I download it from the links and then buy the serial number from eBay.co.uk?

Please advise.

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yougotmi wrote:

Can someone throw some light on downloading windows 7 or 8 for my laptop C700. Should I download it from the links and then buy the serial number from eBay.co.uk?

Please advise.

@guest_999
Share the iso file link here.

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ssganesh wrote:

@yougotmi try LUBUNTU

Wouldn’t I require rufus & rufus has the requirement of windows 7 & above.

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yougotmi wrote:

How should I go ahead with it?

Buy a OEM license key from e b a y dot c o dot u k, go to YouTube if you are a technical person and understand how to take backup and update your pc, if not, call up a computer technician and let him do what he is best at.

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amdoinggood123 wrote:

Buy a OEM license key from e b a y dot c o dot u k, go to YouTube if you are a technical person and understand how to take backup and update your pc, if not, call up a computer technician and let him do what he is best at.

Thanks. Will do.

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yougotmi wrote:

Wouldn’t I require rufus & rufus has the requirement of windows 7 & above.

rufus available for windows xp too…

rufus for xp
1) rufus-2.18.exe
2) rufus-2.18p.exe

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yougotmi wrote:

Wouldn’t I require rufus & rufus has the requirement of windows 7 & above.

rufus available for windows xp too…

rufus for xp
1) rufus-2.18.exe
2) rufus-2.18p.exe

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Thanks, will check & download

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Simplest solution would be to change the user agent of a browser based on firefox or chromium.

What’s your CPU model? How much RAM you got in the system?

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DimeDime wrote:

Simplest solution would be to change the user agent of a browser based on firefox or chromium.

What’s your CPU model? How much RAM you got in the system?

Changing user agent trick does not work for many sites.

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guest_999 wrote:

Changing user agent trick does not work for many sites.

Just a push in that direction, if he were to pursue it.

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DimeDime wrote:

Just a push in that direction, if he were to pursue it.

May do more harm than good in the long run. Many browsers latest security features are not available on XP & using browsers without those security features to do financial transactions/sensitive/personal work is asking for trouble.

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Security? Don’t think that has been his priority. He has been running XP for all these years.
Hopefully SP3, right?!

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CPU Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73 GHZ, 1.5GB of RAM, Windows XP SP3

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yougotmi wrote:

CPU Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73 GHZ, 1.5GB of RAM, Windows XP SP3

That’s a Merom processor. Even though it has those minimum instruction sets for allowing you to try to install Windows 10 x64, it will definitely start buckling under any real-life usage load. Stick to x86 version.
Does your laptop’s BIOS/UEFI support booting off USB devices?

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DimeDime wrote:

That’s a Merom processor. Even though it has those minimum instruction sets for allowing you to try to install Windows 10 x64, it will definitely start buckling under any real-life usage load. Stick to x86 version.
Does your laptop’s BIOS/UEFI support booting off USB devices?

Ok.

I downloaded windows 8.1 yesterday and installed everything. Hoping that it will run for some time before I upgrade to a newer laptop.

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Can anyone share Win 10 pro OEM key if having spare one?

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dhinchakrohit wrote:

Can anyone share Win 10 pro OEM key if having spare one?

Buy one from ebay uk for cheap

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