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by zaespino / November 20, 2004 3:59 PM PST

I have a PIII 550 Mhz 20GB 192Mb RAM AcerPower Se running on Windows 98 question is if it would be advisable to upgrade to XP, and if I do, would I still be able to keep all my programs as they are, specially my games. Please help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2004 10:27 PM PST

You have to answer the "should" part, but without a list of those games, no one can assure you that they will continue to work.

I don't see any reason put forth for you to change.

I do see however that the machine is barely of the right power and equipment to run XP without the owner declaring XP to be a pile of rubbish.


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Re: SHOULD I UPGRADE TO XP? I agree w/Bob......
by tobeach / November 21, 2004 3:48 PM PST

Having been forced to leave 98SE behind, due to trashing of motherboard and inability to get "NEW" P3 replacement, I wish I had stayed w/98SE instead of XP Pro.
With All new P4 w/ plenty of Ram (512 dual channel) and 120 total in HD I'll be OK.
In your case, without major upgrading, you'll only be buying yourself a horrific nightmare leading to posssibly unsatisfactory never ending upgrading expenses.
I have managed to save a number of my games by migrating original Exe,s for re-install but even with using "98 Compatability " feature am running into never before seen hangs & crashes in even pretty simple games like like Pacman, Mario,Pool 'em Up, PopCaps Zuma.
Perhaps do a little selective upping of memory & HD to MB limits,create a system back up on a removeable memory stick or ext. HD, get Mozilla for a browser(security) and enjoy like a '60's Maseratti !!!

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Re: SHOULD I UPGRADE TO XP? I agree w/Bob......
by zaespino / November 22, 2004 10:20 AM PST

I will certainly follow your advice and thank you for replying. The games I was referring to are Imperialism and the very first Command and Conquer. How do I go about increasing HD to max? RAM I know how. I would appreciate if you could help me in this regard. Also, why should I use Mozilla instead of IE6, besides security?

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That's one of the hard ones... C&C
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 10:46 AM PST

The posts abound about C&C issues. Some versions just don't play on XP.

Why move to XP?


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