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Win XP upgrade or full version

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mason, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. mason

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    Im planning the move to Windows XP. I currently run Windows 98. Should I just get the Windows XP upgrade or should I get the XP full version? Besides it being an upgrade and installing over Win 98 what are the downfalls to using the upgrade version of XP??
     
  2. Dan O

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    They are the same except the Upgrade version looks for an older Windows, which can be on CD. I recommend you install it fresh, not upgrade, but Microsoft for the first time requirements an upgrade. But why burden yourself with old problems?
     
  3. boyoh53

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    Hi mason, I moved from 98 to XP upgrade. It cost me a fortune and eventually bought new puter with XP pre-installed.
    My first problem when I brought old puter home was short of hard drive.Got that sorted. Then modem wasn't compatible got that sorted. Then it packed in again, by this time had spent around 3 hundred pounds. I decided this was enough and bought
    new computer.
    But while reading through one of the forums one day I got the idea on getting old computer going again. My son uses it for all the crap he wants to download and I wouldn't let him do on new puter. In short "my" upgrade experiance was a waste of good money. It may be better for you and others.
    Also old 98 was only 6GB hard drive. Best of luck with it. :D
     
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