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Asus Eee pc wont load any webpages.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by john hughes, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. john hughes

    john hughes

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    Hello folks. I have an old Asus Eee pc series laptop with windows xp installed that I was given. The prob is that I have tried to open internet explorer to download and install Google Chrome. Unfortunately, when opening IE I get messages like “your browser is out of date and may not work with certain websites". Also," IE cannot display a webpage". Do I need to update iexplorer in some way or is there another reason why I cannot load any webpages? I cannot load any webpages whether I am connected to a router with an Ethernet cable or wirelessly. I have an internet connection. Any ideas?

    Thanks for your help. John.
     
  2. plodr

    plodr CHF Advisor CHF Advisers

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    The IE included with XP can't be updated to a version that will work. The highest version that runs on XP is IE v8 and support ended in 2019.
    There is one browser that works on XP and is being updated/patched, MyPal.
    ttps://www.mypal-browser.org/

    Either download it to another computer or get a friend to download it for you. Put the download on a USB stick. Insert the USB stick into the XP computer and copy the browser unto the computer, then install it.
     
  3. john hughes

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    Thank you plodr for the reply. i tried both browser you suggested above . Unfortunatley, it was not recognised on the desktop. I can transfer the browser executable file to the laptop but it wont install. I even copied across Google chrome exe and that wasn't recognised either. It's a real pain.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Tony D

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    Please explain what you mean by "recognized".
     
  5. plodr

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  6. john hughes

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    Hello there. I tried to install my pal by copying it from a laptop onto a memory key and then onto the Eee p series laptop. When i copied this i noticed that it was on the desktop but was "greyed out". In my experience on pc's that means that the operating system
    does not recognise the software properly. I did exactly as you said and i am grateful but when i clicked the icon nothing happened. There has to be another problem that prevents this software being seen.
    I notice that any other software program i have tried to install on this laptop is also "greyed out". I am sure that what you are saying is perfectly correct and should have worked but for some reason something is preventing the program from being installed in the first place. It is "greyed out" on the desktop .
    Please remember that this laptop is at least 16 years old. However, there must be an answer to this!
    Just to recap. I can't open any webpages.
    Thanks for your help. Any ideas?
     
  7. IJAC

    IJAC Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    It may be possible that Laptop has a Atom processor, which may be some of the problem. I know you said it has XP on it and a old version of IE so I may be wrong. That laptop is really old in computer world. I don't think much will run on that anyway it may be best to retire it.
     
  8. Seth Anthony

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    That laptop is so old that it shouldn't even be used on the internet.

    For around $100, you can buy an infinitely better second hand laptop that has Windows 10. Check fakebook's Market Place, computer recycling centers, or some either type of second hand computer venue in your area.
     
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  9. plodr

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    My eeepc (701) came with linux and only has a 4GB hard drive. Yes, mine from January 2008 still works but it is so slow it is torturous using it.

    Here are the models.
    https://event.asus.com/eeepc/comparison/eeepc_comparison.htm

    As you can see, most came with 1GB of RAM. You might be able to up it to 2GB but it will still be torturous trying to do anything on the internet.
    As others have said, it isn't worth trying to get on the internet with it.

    Before I got my 10" android tablet, I used to watch movies from an sd card in the slot.

    Re-think trying to get this on the internet. Put movies or music on an sd card and re-purpose for that.
     
  10. Tony D

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    OK, so we know that XP is no longer a secure system for operating on the Internet. That doesn't mean it won't work on the Internet.

    I still have an XP machine that I run fairly regularly. I'm using it now. I'm using Chrome.
    I don't recommend that the casual user user run with an XP machine. I know pretty much what I'm doing and where I go. I have good protection and a good backup in the event something happens.

    Internet Explorer will work but you're going to find that it doesn't like a lot of web sites.
    I was able to re-install Chrome by going to https://www.google.com/chrome/.
    I was able to use plodr's link to install the MyPal browser and it's working.

    If you are unable to install either Chrome or MyPal, there is something going on that we should address.
    Can you load other programs?
     
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  11. Tony D

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    I just noticed
    So you can't install any software.
    Go to the Control Panel and open the User Accounts control panel.
    You will see the user accounts listed at the bottom of the screen, under "or pick an account to change".
    Is you account listed as Computer administrator? or is it a limited account?
    If it's a limited account, you won't be able to install software or change much on the computer.
     
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