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Why upgrade from Home XP pro

By jgengineer ·
I'm reading the threads about people upgrading from the pre-loaded Home Edition XP Pro 2002 SP3 (after updates) which is what came on my PC as well.
Everything works great so why are people trying to change it?
I also read that XP can emulate DOS.
Does that mean I can salvage my old DOS programs like AutoCad? My old computer works and has Windows 98 which allowed you to switch to DOS for all the old DOS games etc. I'm quite sure all the money spent on Legal Law partner and 3D Designer etc is lost money unless I keep the old computer for occassional use.

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Upgrade to SE...

by seanferd In reply to Just to clear things up a ...

AFAIK, it was an entirely separate purchase, not a "service pack" type thing. (It * a lot of people off...)

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I could've sworn that I upgraded 98 to SE online.

by Ron K. In reply to Upgrade to SE...

I'm finding little to back that up. Without spending a lot of time on it the best I've found is this: http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/win98se.html <br>
It's possible that I just got the available downloads. It's been so long ago that I can't recall it accurately.<br>
*pulls out driver's license-checks name*

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RE: Thanks

by jay.okane In reply to Thanks

The size of the monitor shouldn't be an issue if it is a standard 4 ratio.
If you have a widescreen (16:9) monitor, you may not be able to run DOS session in full-screen mode.

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Emulators

by seanferd In reply to Thanks

Maybe. Maybe the apps will work. Maybe they will mostly work. Maybe they won't work at all. Maybe they will seem to work swimmingly for a while, until you try to do some certain thing, then WHAM! So always have backups of your files.

You may have to try several different emulators before you find something that works (if at all) for a particular program. If you aren't into experimentation and the possibilities of sudden failure on something important, stick with keeping a DOS/Win9x machine around.

See also
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314106

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