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upgrading from windows 98se to windows 2000

by budds1 / July 30, 2007 6:16 PM PDT

Currently running os windows 98se and wanting to upgrade if you can call it that to windows 2000 im not that much computor illiterate but was wondering what is the first thing to do?? Much appreciated in all the advice given

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Re: upgrade to windows 2000
by Kees Bakker / July 30, 2007 6:49 PM PDT

Preparation:
1. Check if your system meets the (hardware) requirements for Windows 2000.
2. Find all necessary 2000 drivers.
3. Have a 2000 install CD. An upgrade version is somewhat easier than a full version.

Why 2000? Why not XP?

Kees

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could you post the
by budds1 / July 30, 2007 6:57 PM PDT

requirements for xp? and windows 2000? windows is giving me quite abit of problems and just brought a new camera and my os (windows 98se) doesnt support the driver that it came with so was wondering what i needed to upgrade to maybe a more updated os than the one im using.Thanks for the fast reply and great to see you are still around kees.

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System requirements
by Kees Bakker / July 30, 2007 7:06 PM PDT
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came across this
by budds1 / July 30, 2007 7:32 PM PDT
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Nothing wrong with Windows XP ...
by Kees Bakker / July 30, 2007 7:47 PM PDT
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if your machine can handle it. It's supported by Microsoft until 2014, and it's the most widely used OS at the moment.

Kees

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where would i have to start
by budds1 / July 31, 2007 8:54 AM PDT

If i was to upgrade to this eula?? my machine is
Hewlett packard pavillion authentic AMD AMD athon(tm)Processor 256.omb ram could you let me know what else i need to find out if my machine is capable please

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The exact kind of processor.
by Kees Bakker / August 1, 2007 12:08 AM PDT

That is to say, the speed (Mhz). They vary depending on type and date.

256 Mb RAM is enough for Windows XP.

Kees

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STEP BY STEP
by budds1 / August 1, 2007 10:32 AM PDT

Ok thats a start may consider to upgrade to xp then kees. Now being it that i am a newbie could you post a step by step precedure or a link to show me how this can be done,Where i can find information about the rest of my machine to see if other stuff is capable to upgrade to xp thanks.Appreciate your advice and guidance.

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Re: upgrading to XP
by Kees Bakker / August 1, 2007 5:18 PM PDT
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To evaluate your machine: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/advisor.mspx

Installing isn't that difficult, once you've got a CD and a license. Just go into the BIOS, set it to boot from CD first, then boot with the CD in and answer the questions. An upgrade is easier from an upgrade CD.

If your machine is from 2000 or 2001, it's 6 or 7 years old. While it might technically be OK, it's doubtful if it is worth the costs (XP ain't free at all). It might be better on the long run to buy a second hand machine from, say, 2003 or 2004 with Windows XP already installed.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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