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Windows 98 Serv1-->XP

By supz ·
Hello. I have networked 2 computers, but they will not ICS (internet connection share) VIA AOL 8.0. (dialup) I have heard that the only reason this is is because the one computer is Win98 service pack 1 and it needs to be 2 or a newer OS. Concitering the modem I have on that Machine is 14.4, updating any software takes HOURS, and the 2 HDD's I have are only 800 megs + 1.05 gigs in size. By using Windows Update, the computer will just update features, not service packs, correct? Is there any wayin heck that I can upgrade this computer with the minimal amount of storage space possible so I can ICS with the other XP Pro machine? Or should I seriously consider buying a bigger HDD and installing that clean with WinXP or Win2k or any different OS than stupid Windows 98, the bane of my existance... Replies would be great...and thank you for your time.

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by TheChas In reply to Windows 98 Serv1-->XP

There are 3 levels of W98:

Original release,

Original release with service pack 1 installed,

Second Edition.

There is a CD that allows you to upgrade from first edition to second edition.
I don't know if you can still get it from Microsoft. I have seen it on e-bay.

You can also use the W98SE upgrade version to bring your system up to W98SE.

I don't know of any 'legal' downloads that will get you there.

Before you invest in a larger hard drive, check the rest of the hardware on the system for XP compatibility.

My rule of thumb, is to not install XP on systems with less than a 500MHz CPU, 4GB of HDD free space, 256MB of RAM.
These are 'real-world' minimums. Anything less will be very sluggish with XP.


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