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Reinstalling to a different computer

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by alankearn, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. alankearn

    alankearn Thread Starter

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    I bought a new Packard Bell 98se computer in 1999 It packed up working late last year and I replaced it with a new XP Dell inspiration 3000 pc. Early this year I was given a old Dellv400c computer base unit and and a friend managed to change the hard drive (with all the old information on it) from the from the old Packard bell into the old Dell v400 and up till recently it work OK. This 98se set up I keep as a spare, but it does freeze up occasionally when I connect it to the internet (to keep my ISP account open).I still have the original floppy startup disk and the two 98se Master recovery/re installation disks and the 25 digit key number that came with the original Packard Bell computer.Is it possible to use these disks from the Packard Bell to reinstall win 98se into the old Dell v400 because I have heard talk that it is not possible because the disks will not recognize the dell motherboard and refuse to install into the Dell.

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  2. Foamer

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    I would look at the 98SE disk first to see if it has Packard Bell written on it.
    I do know a standard 98SE CD will work in a Dell because I have installed one before.
    But...
    I had to look at the Dell computer version... MBoard hardware and chipset to see what drivers I would need...
    Then I had to burn a CD with all the Dell drivers I got from the Dell web site.

    So regardless of what you have told it can be done.
    Just as long as your pre-prepared with Dell drivers ahead of time.
     
  3. alankearn

    alankearn Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your answer and yes it does have Packard Bell on the disks
     
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