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Wanting to upgrade from 98 to XP.

By Cabrones ·
I am currently running win 98 SE on my system.
System:
Abit KT-133 raid
Geforce ddr video card
256 M Ram
Creative soundblaster Audio
IBM deskstar 20 G HD
What is the best course of action for me to install Win XP in place of Win 98. And how? I am looking for a good webpage or documentation on the steps needed.
Thank you all!

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by XpertDragon In reply to Wanting to upgrade from 9 ...

The first step would probably be to run a Compatibility check on your current system, to see how much internal and external hardware Windows XP is going to support on your system. If you insert the XP CD into your CD Drive, you should have this compatibility checking feature as an option.

Paul M. Chavez

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by TheChas In reply to Wanting to upgrade from 9 ...

Do you want to dual-boot, or just go to XP?
If you want to dual-boot, add a second hard drive for XP, and just run the CD from within W98.

Just watch how you answer the questions during setup.

If you want to go straight to XP, I recommend that you back up all critical files and settings, and wipe the hard drive.

Most of the peers who have had problems have tried to upgrade to XP with 98 or Me in place.
They usually end up wiping the hard drive and starting over.

2 good sites for information are; www.aumha.org
and www.onecomputerguy.com

There are a few articles on installing XP in the Tech Republic archives.
I also recommend subscribing to the XP email.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Wanting to upgrade from 9 ...

Almost forgot, there is a bug in the native XP soundblaster drivers.

You will need patches from both Microsoft and creative.

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by Fred King In reply to Wanting to upgrade from 9 ...

I upgraded from 98 to XP.
I ran the compatiability check 3 times, and dowloaded all of the drivers I might did. I would suggest downloading them any way, and any patch there maybe for the software you use. Be aware McAfee 6 is said to crash XP.
Backup and try XP what is there to loss?
HTH
Fred

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by hjs In reply to Wanting to upgrade from 9 ...

Just one more thing. You can only upgrade to XP home from W98. If you want to run pro ( and you should ) then you will have to get the full version and start fron scatch.

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