Installing xp from upgrade disc

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Fankle

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Hello,
I have a barebones pc I just bought, and I have a Windows Xp upgrade disc I also bought some years ago. Can I install xp using the upgrade disc? The computer has no OS on it as it stands now. Thanks.
 
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Nope, I believe you need a prior Windows operating system on the hard drive before you can upgrade. Do you have an old win 98 cd laying around, I know you can upgrade from that.
 

Fankle

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I do hav an old 98SE disc, but the motherboard says it does not support 98. Is that even possible I haven't tried installing 98?
 

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You should be able to install from the upgrade disk. The setup will ask you to insert the disk for Windows 98 (it must not be an upgrade version however).
 
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You do not install Win98 . . early in the installation of XP, it will ask to have the win 98 disc put in the cd drive to verify eligibility for the upgrade . .
 

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Rich-M said:
And it can be an upgrade version of 98 also.
You have tried to upgrade from an earlier upgrade CD (without the original being installed on a HD) and it works?
 
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Yes I only have an upgrade version of Me and have used that to do this.
 
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