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Can somebody please help me, I have installed windows 98 from my old Tiny computer onto my new AMD Athlon XP computer.(2200 processor, 80gb harddrive, 512mb memory)
and realised this was a big mistake.

Can anyone please tell me how I can uninstall Windows 98 and start again I have now purchased Windows XP but I cannot install it and Windows 98 will not let me uninstall it.


Paul Hill

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Paul, The Windows XP CD Will Do It All

First, you will need to get copies of ALL the XP compatible hardware drivers for your new computer. BIOS, audio, video, modem, ethernet, etc. Burn it to a CD so you can apply them after the XP installation is done.

Next, make sure the BIOS is set so it boots from the CD-ROM drive first...Once that's done, place the XP CD in the drive and follow the prompts partition the drive, format the drive, and install XP.

Here's a link with a step by step tutorial of what you will see during the set up. (Pictures are included.):

Hope this helps.


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Grif, Thanks for the reply.

I have tried to install XP using the installation disk however the SET UP did not find any hard disk drives installed on my computer.

I guess this is because I installed the 98 version that is specific for Tiny Computers.

HELP PLEASE This is driving me NUTS


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You could use a Partition Editor
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Couple of questions...

Although you did mention that you "installed" windows 98 from your old computer an realized it was a mistake you never mentioned whether your installation was successful or not. Were you able to boot into Win 98 after the install?

You now mention that " ... have tried to install XP using the installation disk however the SET UP did not find any hard disk drives installed on my computer" and "guess" that this is caused by the Win 98 installation.

Now the questions.

When you access the system's CMOS settings dies it indicate that it acknowledges the presence of a hard drive? Does it recognize it as 80 GB?

If you boot with a boot floppy with FDISK on it does FDISK recognize an attached hard drive?

Is the 80 gb drive properly jumpered and located on the primary channel or is it by chance an SATA drive?

Get REAL specific about what you have and what you have done and the results.

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