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Where can I still buy Windows XP?

Q: I’m a 51-year-old newbie to the Internet. I have an old Dell Dimension 8100 that I bought as a used PC. It runs Windows ME. It has a 40GB hard drive and 256MB of RAM. The hard drive still has a lot of free space. It has Internet Explorer 6. (I’m told that’s being […]

How do I add Bluetooth to my PC?

Q: I bought a Rocketfish bluetooth wireless mouse, and it didn’t come with a receiver to plug into the computer. I read on the back, and it said I needed a Bluetooth-enabled computer. Is there anything I can buy to make my computer Bluetooth-enabled, like a receiver or something? A: A group of companies created […]

Adding a second PC to a wireless network

Q: I have a desktop PC in Windows XP Professional. I bought a laptop with Windows Vista. Can both computers use my same wireless router to connect to the Internet? A: Yes, you can use the same wireless router with both your old desktop PC and your new Acer laptop. Routers don’t care what operating […]