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  • Windows 98 to Xp Pro

    Hello,

    i have an old tiny pc from around 1997 -98 ? and i was wondering is it possible to do a upgrade to xp on it ?

    do i just put in a xp install disk and 98 will reconise it and upgrade it ?

    do i have to wipe the hdd ?

    Please help

    Ajw901

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    Re: Windows 98 to Xp Pro

    Check the hardware specs before you start!
    98 to XP Pro is a supported upgrade path but a fresh install is normally the best option
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Windows 98 to Xp Pro

      yeah i looked on microsofts web site and my pc meets the specs.

      i just wanted to know whats the best way

      Thanks ossian

      Ajw901

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      • #4
        Re: Windows 98 to Xp Pro

        Second Google result for "upgrade 98 to xp"... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941
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        • #5
          Re: Windows 98 to Xp Pro

          "Best way" is your judgement call
          You can do an inplace upgrade, but this will leave all the legacy c**p from your 98 install

          IMHO, unless there are installed applications you really cannot reinstall from fresh, do a backup of your data and a clean install
          Tom Jones
          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
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          Scotland

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