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98 to XP?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by n00bi3, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. n00bi3

    n00bi3 Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone, the name says it all, so don't bash me! :0

    I want to install a new OS for my system.
    I am currently running Windows 98, on 900 athlon, iwill motherboard, Sound Blaster live, voodoo 3000 soon to be ATI RADEON 9600pro 128mb, 512mb memory, 40 gig hd.

    How would I go about applying the new OS to my system?

    Edit: Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. RSM123

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    What do you want to do here ? Do you want to completely format your Hard Disk and only have Win XP on it ? Or do you want to setup your machine to be Dual Boot and then have the option of using either Win 98 or XP ?

    Before going any further you might find it useful to download this utility (Win Drivers Backup) that way in the event you don't have any of your Hardware Driver CDs to hand, you can back them up to CD prior to attempting installing your new OS.

    http://www.jermar.com/wdrvbck.htm
     
  3. n00bi3

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    Hey thanks for the reply and link!
    I will dl it and back up the drivers.

    I want to run XP only. I would like to keep all my apps, like games etc.
    I'm a n00b at what/how to format/partition is/does.

    I'd probably need some step by step info :D
    I know the basics, how to change bios settings etc.
     
  4. vijayr

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    Hi,

    Its pretty simple once you get the hang of it.

    >insert the WinXp cd,

    >keep on clicking the next

    >dont do a "Fresh" install but click on "upgrade"

    > finish the activation and all

    you are in business
     
  5. n00bi3

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    So I'd actually just be upgrading?
    Will this remove windows 98?
     
  6. vijayr

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    Hi,

    Sorry i forgot to mention , windows installation asks whether you want to keep the old os bakup files , click yes.

    The "Upgrade" option in winXP also keeps the old os , that way your games and apps are safe .

    you will be prompted with a boot menu , where you can select the os you want to boot.

    winXP gives :

    1) Microsoft windows
    2) windows XP

    as the options for any windows version that was previously there.


    try and tell me

    good luck

    Vij
     
  7. john1

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  8. Wet Chicken

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    ...and make sure that your computer meets all of the minimum requirements before you install it, or your processor will over heat and you will actually get worse performance ;)
     
  9. Wet Chicken

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    The article says, "Moving a hard drive with Windows 2000 or Windows XP already installed to a new motherboard without reinstalling the operating system is not recommended. (This is a universal problem) Note that the problem is not just moving a hard drive to a new motherboard; the same problem is encountered when moving a copy of all software on a hard drive to a new motherboard. It is thus impossible to make functional backups. Instead, it is necessary to re-install the operating system and all the programs, progam updates, and security patches" :eek:

    What's up with that? :(
     
  10. john1

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    What's up with that?
    well i would like to make functional back-ups,
    as most people would.

    It is a lenthy article,
    and i have been criticised for presenting it before,
    however i feel that all of it (that i have been able
    to check) has been correct.

    On the plus side, i understand that XP is very stable.

    But then so is 2000, and many other programs. The concept
    that electronic circuits can get old and die, is cute.
    A preposterous lie, but cute. Electronic circuits can be
    superceded by better ones, but earlier ones still work.

    I was quite interested in the part about using two PCs,
    and linking them, and preventing XP from communicating
    with microsoft. I am not anti-microsoft. I have too much
    to thank them for. But i am against this kind of invasive
    activity.

    Regards, John
     
  11. Wet Chicken

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    Well I for one appreciate that you posted about it. The way that author of the web site was talking about Win XP you'd thought that the U.S. government wrote the code for XP :p

    I agree, Microsoft has done more good than bad but then again they wouldn't be the first company to turn sour. EVERYONE with XP should have Zone Alarm on thier computer! Like you, I am VERY much against their invasive activity, and I liked that way they used the second computer to filter out and block Microsoft from communicating with the computer with XP. Now I know why I saved my Pentium Pro for :D
     
  12. john1

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    Thank you Wet Chicken,

    Though i havent managed to get that arrangement to work yet
    on my 98se & 95, i get the impression that two machines can be
    linked together with internet access sharing the same modem,
    but all the set-ups i can find require an ethernet hub and two
    boards. I'm still trying to get it to work with just the PCs.

    Maybe it cant be done.
     
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