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What's a better upgrade from Win98SE

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by emac921, Dec 1, 2001.

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  1. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    I have a network with 2 machines, both have Win98SE. I am thinking about upgrading my OS.

    Do both machines have to be upgraded OR can #1 be XP and leave #2 with Win98SE.

    Next question, why should I upgrade at all? Isn't Win98SE the better of all worlds?

    Next question, IF I upgrade both machines, do I have to buy 2 copies of XP or can I use one?

    Thoughts please. . .
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    IMO... I'd stay away from XP. Read some of the threads in Windows NT/2000/XP .... I think you'll find its a pain in the you know what. Its to early & its in to much conflict right now. Wait til they get the bugs out then maybe try it.... course this is just my opinion.



    Savvy :)
     
  3. Davey7549

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    I agree with Savvy that upgrading to xp would not be advised until all the problems are worked out. Since you have a system that is working just fine at this point why change it.
    Also yes you will have to purchase two copies of the xp upgrade.
    Two reasons, 1- to remain within legal guidelines and 2- xp requires you to register/activate the product which will in essence take a snapshot of the system it is installed on. Also not currently if to many changes are made to your configuration with xp installed xp may deactivate to minimal mode until you get a new activation number from MS. Another consideration for future upgrades is Win2000. WinME would not be a logical progression.
    Just my two cents.
    Dave
     
  4. Max19

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    Whether or not to upgrade depends in part on your hardware and software. Is everything compatible with Windows XP? Windows 2000? Right now, there's not urgent need to upgrade. If you're happy with the way your computers function, there's no reason to move to a new OS.
     
  5. BML

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    Max19 is right. Just make sure your hardware is compatible.

    As for waiting till the bugs are worked out, well so far I have not found any at all. And my computer just meets the minimum requirements. In fact, i had several crashes per week and the good old "blue screen of death" when I had win98 but now I'm XP for 6 days and not one crash. Not a one.
     
  6. TonyKlein

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    I've heard mainly good things about XP.
    Most 'problems' reported come from people not thinking things through well enough before install.

    If you decide to move to XP, read up on the operating system. There are many sites, including MS itself, that offer excellent advice about how to install XP, and how to customize it.

    This said, I'm running Win98 SE myself, and it rocks.
    It just doesn't crash, and as all my software, including the bookkeeping and electronic banking progs I require for my business, is running without a hitch, I'm certainly not thinking of upgrading as yet.

    On the other hand, I'm interested in XP, and I have certainly no prejudices against it.

    Greetz,
     
  7. emac921

    emac921 Thread Starter

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    Well, thanks fella's. I thought you would respond as you did. I'll just stay with Win98SE. Thanks again. . .
     
  8. SavvyLady

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    as they say "if it ain't broke don't fix it"
     
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