I have made photocopies of most of your replies, and now I really have my homework cut out for me.
The reason I am planning to get a new computer is that mine is 8 years old, works great, and I love it, but I am still running Windows 98. Because Windows 98 is so old, Microsoft is no longer offering free updates, which I am told, subjects me to viruses even though I have Norton Anti-Virus.
I don't want to send anyone a virus, thus, my search for a new computer.
I was told that my computer is not capable of adding Windows XP Home Edition to it.
I need to find out the specifications as that person never saw my computer, and if I could do that, I would be happy to spend appx. $130 to buy that operating system. My friend said it is a waste of money as a new computer would have that on it.
I wish I were more computer illiterate, but such is life.
Your advice and time is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.