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Upgrade win 98 to win 2k

By Pete268 ·
I have an xp 2200, 512 mb 333 ram, 70Gb HDD, win 98se.
I am trying to upgrade to win2k sp2. I get as far as loading (partially) the database to check the compatibility of my componants and I get a message (after a while saying I have not got enough memory. I have a feeling I need to adjust some thing in the ABIT KX7 333R motherboard CMOS, but I am at a loss to see what.

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Upgrade win 98 to win 2k

by tduval In reply to Upgrade win 98 to win 2 ...

Insert w2k CD, don't let it execute, go into cdrom:\i386, then type winnt32 /checkupgradeonly

It will check all of your hardware only. And will tell you if anything will be wrong.

For further informations : http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;257239

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by Pete268 In reply to Upgrade win 98 to win 2 ...

Many thanks helped a great deal.Pete

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Upgrade win 98 to win 2k

by RLFry In reply to Upgrade win 98 to win 2 ...

Does Windows 98 control the Virtual Memory. If you POST with 512, I don't think your answer is in the bios. I would start with the basics like disk free space, virtual memory...

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by Pete268 In reply to Upgrade win 98 to win 2 ...

Helped a great deal. Thanks

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Upgrade win 98 to win 2k

by TheChas In reply to Upgrade win 98 to win 2 ...

This may be related to the W98 large memory bug.

I recommend that you back up your critical files, and format the drive.
Then, you can install W2K in a clean fresh environment.

If your W2K CD is an upgrade version, you should only need to insert your W98 CD to prove that you are eligible for the upgrade.

Chas

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by Pete268 In reply to Upgrade win 98 to win 2 ...

Many thanks, really helped.Pete

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