win 2000 on top of win 98??

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JChan

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Greetings,

Looks like I need to at a min reload 98 on top of itself. Think I will go to win 2000 instead (more stable). Any advice or concerns I should be aware of???? Thanx.
 
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If you are concerned about stability, I would recommend a clean install of Windows2000 rather than installing on top of Win98.
 
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Just get a Hardware Compatibility Report first. You can connect to Microsoft web site and run it from there, or, I think you can run it from the Win 2K installation CD...
 
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JChan, as Bob said, do a clean install of 2000. But first, download and run Everist Home Edition(free):
http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en
You really need to get the drivers for 2000, for your video card, sound card, modem, and other add ins, before you do the install. Motherboard drivers also.(It's a whole lot easier to navigate the net with a properly functioning PC.) Everist will help you with getting to the right website to determine where, or more importantly, IF drivers are available for your hardware.I had a graphics tablet that did not have drivers available for 2000. (it found a new home) www.driverguide.com is a good source for oddball and older drivers. Have your firewall and virus program ready to install before getting on-line. You may even want to download SP4 and the Service pack Rollup, for 2000 and put them on CD also.(or a second hard drive)
If I had known how much smoother and reliable 2000 is over 98, I would've put the high dollar 2000 on here a long time ago. Good luck and any other questions, just post back to this thread.
 
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