................or you could ask Linux to do it.
Get knoppix, Morphix, Mepis, Mandrakemove, Slax, Gnoppix, DSL,Suse Live-eval, or any other live-cd Linux. Pop it in your hard drive and see if it loads up. If it works, you're cooking with gas! If you don't like it anymore, remove the cd and reboot into your Windows. No harm done 'cos it runs from the cd.
IMO, if you ask Windows to do a Linux check for you, its like asking Sprint PCS to check and see if you'll be able to use AT&T Wireless, or asking Toyota if they can check to see if you'll be able to use a Chevrolet. Just a thought.
If you have a dialup modem, that's the only thing that might hold you back - but many are supported now. Good luck.
Last edited by vectordrake; 05-07-2004 at 07:04 AM.