help with old laptop

 

I was given a laptop with Microsoft Millennium. It does not have the M/S Office Picture Manager. Is there a freeware program that works very similar? I want to download the software to a thumbdrive & then install it on the laptop.

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probably not

Windows Me or Millenium edition is the scaled down version of Windows NT. These operating systems are over 10 years old and anything written today more than likely won't run on it. Office 2003 might run on it, but I wouldn't hold my breath exprcting it to perform flawlessly. You can't get security updates for it either.

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You may be able to use older

You may be able to use older versions of Google Picasa:
http://www.oldapps.com/picasa.php

If it runs on Win98, it'll run on WinME. Btw, that thumbdrive thingy may need a driver. I doubt it'll auto install.

Note:
I've never downloaded software from oldapps.com so I can't say for sure if it's safe or not.

Windows ME

My sister used to have a computer that used ME as the OS. It is buggy as heck, her computer NEVER worked right. I was glad when it finally upchucked the hard drive and she got a new one with XP on it. My advice would be to donate it to a thrift store and take a tax deduction.

Try

Also look at http://www.oldversion.com/ for older software that might work.

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Another thought

jackj180 wrote:

My sister used to have a computer that used ME as the OS. It is buggy as heck, her computer NEVER worked right. I was glad when it finally upchucked the hard drive and she got a new one with XP on it. My advice would be to donate it to a thrift store and take a tax deduction.

Unless the laptop is newer than I expect, I'd never want to pay for a new Windows upgrade for it, if one would even work. If you want to keep it rather than donate it, here's a thought.

If you like playing around, this might be the time to convert it to Ubuntu Linux

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop

and see how you like it. With sufficient hard drive space, you can even leave MS ME on it and have a dual boot computer.

Got it.

pwohlrab Steered me to OldVersion.com. I had tried Picasa on this computer & do not like it. ACDSee3.10 trial version looked promising. I downloaded the exe file to my mass storage device (K) & then plugged it into the laptop. It installed with no problems.
I have the laptop connected to a flat-screen HDTV. The slide show can be in automatic & has user selectable intervals, or in manual mode using the mouse and/or space bar. The auto mode can be paused. The pics are re-sized to fit the screen. I am running the folders directly from the USB port. Currently I am using an 8 gig device. It takes about 3.5 sec to load a 3.5 meg photo and it loads the next pic into a buffer for quick transition.
The program notified me that it is a 90 free trial. I have no idea how much the full version will cost.

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I wouldn't give up on the

I wouldn't give up on the Picasa.It takes some getting use to.But you can really do a lot of things with it.

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spokybob wrote:

The program notified me that it is a 90 free trial. I have no idea how much the full version will cost.

Probably more expensive than your 10 years old laptop grin

wipe the drive

If I picked up a machine with ME on it the first thing I'd do is wipe the drive and put XP on it.

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Might not handle XP

Don B wrote:

If I picked up a machine with ME on it the first thing I'd do is wipe the drive and put XP on it.

I would run it through the MS advisor to see if it could handle XP. Then I would see if I could find a legit copy of XP because they are almost impossible to find.

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Not XP, But 2000

Maybe not XP, but the machine would run Windows 2000, which gives many of the benefits of XP without the resource overhead. It will be more difficult finding a copy of 2000 than XP because it is older, but 2000 doesn't require activation to use it either.

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Paint Shop Pro is good too

I've used Paint Shop Pro 7 for many years, ran it on WIN ME without any issues. They have a trial version and the full version is only $69.00. It used to be owned by Jasc but it's now owned by Corel.

If you can find version 6 or 7 you should be able to run it on Millenium.

Go here http://www.corel.com/ and look for the trial offers.

Rich

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PSP

richw46 wrote:

I've used Paint Shop Pro 7 for many years, ran it on WIN ME without any issues. They have a trial version and the full version is only $69.00. It used to be owned by Jasc but it's now owned by Corel.

If you can find version 6 or 7 you should be able to run it on Millenium.

Go here http://www.corel.com/ and look for the trial offers.

Rich

I am still using PSP 7.04 on all my PCs, including this Win7 x64 laptop. Love PSP (the old JASC version).

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I like irfanview- it's free

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