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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

    Sep 29, 2006
    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

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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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