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By rmhughes0711 ·
I am looking to upgrade my Dell laptop from 98 Se to Windows XP. Any hints before I start? Any good docs available??

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by john_knickerbocker@altico In reply to 98 SE to XP

Dell support has downloas for their units.
https://premiersupport.dell.com/
I have a corporate login but I beleive that you can still get to the download page. Check your model # and OS and then select all downloads and look at XP upgrade and read the text.

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by john_knickerbocker@altico In reply to 98 SE to XP

Dell support has downloads for their units.
https://premiersupport.dell.com/
I have a corporate login but I beleive that you can still get to the download page. Check your model # and OS and then select all downloads and look at XP upgrade and read the text.

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by TheChas In reply to 98 SE to XP

Many of the users of this forum have had problems upgrading.

1. BACKUP all important files and settings before you start.

2. Have access to the latest XP drivers for all hardware.

3. Consider formatting the drive, and starting over with a clean installation of XP. (you can do this with the upgrade version as long as you have the W98 CD.)

4. Make sure that your Dell exceeds the minimum requirements for XP.
If possible, max out your memory.

5. Closely check periphial devices for XP compatability.
Many printers, scanners, and external modems are not supported under XP.

Chas

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