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Changing XP to Win 98

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JosieM, Jan 20, 2002.

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  1. JosieM

    JosieM Thread Starter

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    I purchased a new HP pc with Win XP Home loaded on it. I have had conflicts with some of the software that I have installed from my older pc (printer and some applications). This weekend I experienced another problem after installing a transcription application. Get lengthy error message. My question is: How feasible is it to install Win 98, which everything worked on, and remove XP?

    Thanks for any recommendations anyone has to offer.
    J Mills
     
  2. TechChick

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    You may have problems with some of the new hardware working with Windows 98. You'll have to search HP's web site for Windows 98 drivers and likely install them manually once you install Windows 98. Is it possible to get upgrades or updates for the software that isn't working under Windows XP?
     
  3. bcon76

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    I would exaust all options before going with Win98 like techchick is suggesting with driver and software updates. If you can't find updates you can always using the compatability wizard. To bring up the wizard in XP go to help an enter "compatability" for instructions. If you have found that everything will work with 98 then that would be MY 2nd option but that is just my nature.
     
  4. JosieM

    JosieM Thread Starter

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    Thanks to both of you for the info. I did the "compatibility" thing (so glad to know about that!), but still getting error messages (but a different one anyway). I'm contacting the distributor to find a fix. Don't think it a wise thing to go back to Win 98! Thanks again for the insight.

    Josie
     
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