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Upgrading to Windows XP Failure

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jeanmor, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. jeanmor

    jeanmor Thread Starter

    Apr 20, 2004
    :confused: About a year ago I attempted to upgrade windows 98 to Windows xp. Somewhere along the line, it thought i entered a password to start up. (It's possible I blacked out and did this??) So, I had the xp on but when I later tried to log on, i couldn't because..no password. I could not discover one after using all my password-creating formulas. I was told (by more than one person at microsoft support) i had no alternative but to wipe out my hard drive and return to windows 98. So i did and have been too aggravated to get another Win xp upgrade. But it's time for a change and i would like to be able to use the one i have. Anybody, help?
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    If you have the cd you should be able to run the install the same as the first time. If you formatted any trace of the first install it gone. Just remember the password this time :p
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Don't bother with an upgrade, they never work flawlessly with a operating that has been used for a while. Wipe the drive clean with a format before starting the upgrade and then insert the Windows 98 CD when it looks for the previous O/D or during the XP install have it reformat the partition and go with a fresh install of XP. Upgrades bring all sorts of problems whereas a clean install gives you a clean and stable new start.
  4. Katzy


    Nov 9, 2003
    What Triple6 said.

    It's the only way.
  5. i hate ram

    i hate ram

    Jul 28, 2003
    yeah, i did the exact same thing that t6 has suggested, and my system works awesome
  6. MysticEyes

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    Mar 30, 2002
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