WHere do i update windows 3.1? and where do i get help for it?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Litch, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Litch

    Litch Guest

    Hi, I have windows 3.1 on my computer. It still covers all my basic needs so
    I see no real reason to upgrade winodws. And mind you, i have observed my
    friends that use win xp, 98. se. what ever, and I find that even though
    windows 3.1 is 10+ years old, it has far less crashes. Recently though I came
    across a site that needs flash and a new java, does any one know where to get
    them for windows 3.1? And Ive had a few problems, it is a microsoft product
    so its not perceft, and I need some tech on it. Where can I get at?

    Thanks for the time, hope to get a reply back. Maybe microsoft can make a
    version after longhorn that is as stable as windows 3.1. My friends XP was
    freshly installed last week and XPs been giving lots of problems, usally a
    crash a day on something.

    WINDOWS 3.1 OWNS ALL!!
     
    Litch, Oct 22, 2004
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  2. Microsoft no longer supports Windows 3.1 in any fashion.
    It is considered an obsolete operating system.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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    | Hi, I have windows 3.1 on my computer. It still covers all my basic needs so
    | I see no real reason to upgrade winodws. And mind you, i have observed my
    | friends that use win xp, 98. se. what ever, and I find that even though
    | windows 3.1 is 10+ years old, it has far less crashes. Recently though I came
    | across a site that needs flash and a new java, does any one know where to get
    | them for windows 3.1? And Ive had a few problems, it is a microsoft product
    | so its not perceft, and I need some tech on it. Where can I get at?
    |
    | Thanks for the time, hope to get a reply back. Maybe microsoft can make a
    | version after longhorn that is as stable as windows 3.1. My friends XP was
    | freshly installed last week and XPs been giving lots of problems, usally a
    | crash a day on something.
    |
    | WINDOWS 3.1 OWNS ALL!!
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Oct 22, 2004
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  3. Litch

    Litch Guest

    Well its not so obsolete if I just need to make a querry about it. I think
    the reason microsoft considers it "obsolete" is because it has less flaws in
    it so theres no need to upgrade to a program that fixes the latest flaws, but
    in turn creats more flaws.
     
    Litch, Oct 22, 2004
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  4. Litch

    Badmuts Guest

    Please stop trolling around.
    Windows 3.1 is buggy as hell and built on an unstable 'kernel'. It's 16 bit,
    it's ugly, and there are no drivers for recent hardware for it, nor is there
    recent software for it, nor is it secure, nor is there a decent TCP/IP
    implementation for it.

    XP is a matured Windows built on a stable NT kernel and it doesn't have
    flaws that make it crash.
    If XP crashes, it's due to flaky hardware or unstable third-party
    applications.
     
    Badmuts, Oct 22, 2004
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  5. Obsolete is not really a good word.
    If Windows 3.1 works for your needs, that is great.
    However Windows 3.1 has long since past the end of its lifecycle and
    thus there have not been any updates available for years.

    If you need updates, you need something more current.

    As for your friend, have him be sure all his hardware and software are
    compatible with Windows XP:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/upgrading/default.mspx
    #3 Upgrade Advisor can help a lot.
    The latest drivers may help.
    Memory, especially if there are dissimilar types, can cause such
    issues.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Oct 22, 2004
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  6. Litch

    Litch Guest

    Internet explorer is a 3rd party? Last I checked it was made by microsoft.
    Its not unstable. I can use it for days on end without a single crash from
    either the OS its self or the programs I run on it. I dont expect there to be
    any recent softawre for it, maybe just a site with some old updates floating
    around out there.
     
    Litch, Oct 22, 2004
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