I am running Win98SE on a legacy Pentium II computer with 448 MB of RAM. I plan to get a new computer soon with lots more power to run Vista. But for now, I need to get my work done on the old one. The problem is that I do lots of online research involving downloads of PDFs. About 25% of the PDFs won't display in my Adobe Acrobat Reader 6, presumably because they were created with a newer version. I want to upgrade the reader, but Reader 7 won't run on Win98, only Win2000 or XP.
Therefore, I have a 2-part question:
1. Can I safely upgrade my computer to Win2000 without causing myself problems? How do I do that safely?
2. Is there anywhere to get an inexpensive upgrade to Win2000? (I'll only be using it for a few months, and don't want to spend a lot of money on it)
Thanks very much.