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update laptop to windows XP

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by spuds1951, Jan 23, 2007.

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  1. spuds1951

    spuds1951 Thread Starter

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    i got an old laptop from my son, but it only has windows 98 on it. can i use a disk of windows XP that came with my desktop to update it? i also want to connect to the internet, can i get a wireless router to do that?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Nope, for several reasons. One, it's against the EULA, one copy, one machine. Two, it's probably an OEM copy, and it won't function on a different brand. Three, if the laptop is running W98, there's a good chance that the drivers for specific on-board hardware do not exist for XP.

    I suggest you stick with 98 on the machine.
     
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