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How do I upgrade to Windows XP Home from Win98?

by edweather / November 21, 2012 3:04 AM PST

I need to upgrade an old computer OS. It's currently running Win98, and I'd like to run XP. Is there a free or inexpensive download available? What is the best way to do it? Thanks. Ed.

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by mchainmchain / November 21, 2012 6:21 PM PST
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by edweather / November 22, 2012 12:28 AM PST
In reply to: Nope.

Thanks Kees_B and mchainmchain, I'll check it out.

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Re: XP
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 21, 2012 5:58 AM PST

1. Find an currently unused XP retail install CD (you will have to register XP and need a valid license key). It's not free.
2. Boot from it. Better delete the current FAT32 partition and replace it with an NTFS one.


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by edweather / November 21, 2012 11:28 AM PST
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Thanks Kees_B. Is it possible you could link me to what you are talking about. My head is swirling with cd's at the moment. It seems like there are a bazillion different ones out there. If you could show me what you are talking about I would really appreciate it. Thanks. Ed.

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Re: CD
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 21, 2012 4:21 PM PST
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I'm talking about a Microsoft holographed CD that installs the version of Windows XP you need (Home, Pro, Media Center). It's nice if it is SP2 or SP3 already.


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