Solved: Should I upgrade to windows XP?

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Thread Starter
Feb 24, 2005
I recently got a copy of windows XP ran ran a test to see if my computer met the system requirements. This was the result:

Upgrade Report
Setup found hardware or software on your computer that might not or
will not work with Windows XP. You should read and understand this
upgrade report before continuing.

Helpful Information

Setup has detected that some hardware or programs on your computer
might not function correctly after the upgrade is completed. This
lack of functionality can have an effect on things you might want to
do, such as connecting to the Internet, accessing e-mail, printing,
scanning, and playing sounds or music. It is important that you read
and understand this upgrade report before continuing. To resolve some
of these issues, you can get more information at Microsoft Windows XP
Professional Page ( on the

Setup will automatically back up your existing version of Windows.
You can restore your computer safely even if these upgrade problems
remain. To uninstall Windows XP, go to Add/Remove Programs in Control

The following issues might require you to obtain files from Microsoft
Windows Update Web site or a manufacturer's Web site. You can still
continue to upgrade to Windows XP without resolving these issues, but
some hardware or software might not work. Follow the recommendations
in each section.

Hardware Compatibility Issues
Setup has found hardware on your computer that is incompatible with
(that is, it does not work with) Windows XP.

Hardware That Might Need Additional Files

The following hardware might need additional files in order to work
with Windows XP. Contact your hardware vendors to obtain Windows XP
compatible updates. In many cases, if a Windows XP version is not yet
available, a Windows 2000 compatible update should work. It is
recommended that you obtain these drivers in advance.

You can also view the Microsoft Windows XP Hardware Compatibility
List at:

Please note that some of the following entries might be software that
is registered as hardware.

Other devices
Concord EyeQ Duo Digital Camera (not currently present)
USB camera

Sound, video and game controllers
Crystal Audio Codec Game Device

Software Incompatible with Windows XP

Software That Does Not Support Windows XP

Setup has found programs on your computer that are incompatible with
(that is, they do not work with) Windows XP. Contact your software
vendors to obtain updates or Windows XP-compatible versions. If you
don't update these programs before you upgrade, the programs will not
work after the upgrade is completed.

Earthlink Total Access 2.x

Before you upgrade to Windows XP, you should remove any incompatible
programs if you can. After the upgrade, uninstall for these programs
might not work. Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel can help you
uninstall most programs. Click Start, point to Settings, click
Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.

Software That Must Be Reinstalled
The following programs need to be reinstalled after the upgrade,
because they use different files and settings in Windows XP.

QuickLink III

Settings That Will Not Be Upgraded
Some of your settings will not be upgraded, because they aren't
applicable in Windows XP.

Network Connection Protocol

Support for the NETBEUI protocol is not available in Windows XP.
For networks using NETBEUI, install TCP/IP on all machines or
devices to maintain network connectivity.

The following issues are listed for your information only. You can
continue the upgrade to Windows XP.

Software Incompatible with Windows XP

Incompatible Hardware Accessories

The following programs support your computer hardware; however, they
are incompatible with Windows XP. To see whether updated versions of
these programs are available, visit your hardware manufacturer's Web

Keyboard Manager (on the Start menu)

Software That Might Not Support Windows XP

Setup cannot determine if the following programs are compatible with
Windows XP. Setup will disable them during the upgrade to eliminate
the risk of problems. Contact the software vendor to obtain an
upgrade pack.

Spy Sweeper (a startup program)

General Information
This section provides important information that you need to be aware
of before you upgrade.

Backup Files Found

Setup found files on your computer that appear to be a backup of
part of Windows Millennium Edition. During the upgrade to Windows
XP, Setup removes Windows Millennium Edition from your computer,
including any backups you might have on your hard disk. More
information is available in the Setupact.log file, located in
your Windows folder. It lists 11 folders that might contain
backup files.
Protect your backup files by copying them to floppy disks, a
network server, a compressed archive file, or other backup

Recycle Bin

Setup found 8 files in your Recycle Bin. If you continue
upgrading to Windows XP, these files will be deleted.

Other Upgrade Information

Microsoft DirectX 9.0

To maintain compatibility with your DirectX 9.0 applications, you
will need to download the DirectX 9.0 update for Windows XP,
Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003 from


Should I go ahead and upgrade or no?


Gone but never forgotten
Oct 12, 2001
Go ahead and upgrade, XP is so much better,remember to visit windows updates when you are up and running..... Please let us know how things go and if you have any problems we can help you out .....
Aug 1, 2003
I'll second telecom69. That report looks rather mild, XP will make your life much simpler once you get it all set up, and the longer you wait, the more you will need to learn when yet another OS is released as the number of differences will only increase.

XP is more stable, has more functionality, and 98 is an antique now that I have heard the old ones speak of.


Thread Starter
Feb 24, 2005

I upgraded to XP and I'm much happier
but I'm having a few problems.
If I log out of a screen name it won't let me log back in to any of them. I end up having to restart. I had to delete the other two SN and change the setting so windows logs into the primary screen name when it starts up. Is there something wrong?

Aug 1, 2003
It sounds like there is something wrong.

Try making a new thread with this problem and a descriptive title---you may get more responses than in a thread requesting an opinion.
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