Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

General discussion

Windows98 to WindowsXP

by BowHunter777 / July 28, 2006 5:28 PM PDT

Hi Guys
I just wanted to ask about changing Win98 to WinXP.My daughters computer is Pentium 3 MHz800,it has the Western Digital 80 HD.Now it has Windows98se and I'm just wondering if I can just reformat it with my XP disc and if so how complicated it would be.It runs fine with the 98 but she gets little problems associated with it,reboot often,performed an illegal operation and has to close,you know all that.Also just the fact that after this last update recently from Microsoft I'm sure it's going to have to be updated.Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.Also we are on a very low budget otherwise I'd just buy her something newer.Thanks Guys.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows98 to WindowsXP
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows98 to WindowsXP
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Sorry I put it in the wrong section.
by BowHunter777 / July 28, 2006 5:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows98 to WindowsXP

Sorry I put this in the wrong area and couldn't find where I could edit or delete the post.

Collapse -
I Would Recommend Against it, Mostly for Hardware Reasons...
by tobeach / July 28, 2006 6:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows98 to WindowsXP

though the HD is adequate, you would need preferably 512 MB of memory for good performance.
Additionally, after doing this with my daughters, found the motherboard Bios was WAY over strained by XP and eventually (<than 9 months) fried the MB and trashed the HD on it's way to Heaven! Those MB's, if you can find, will set you back(w/labor) about 1/2 the price of new bottom end P4/XP machine. Tack in HD and your putting in good money after bad.
I loved that 98SE, may it rest in Peace! Sorry! Happy

Collapse -
Going 2 wait.

Yea I hear ya.She'll just have to deal with it for now and hopefully I'll get her something more up to date sometime in the not so distance future.Thanks for your help.

Collapse -
if Win 98SE
by dawillie / July 29, 2006 12:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Going 2 wait.

is developing some minute problems, might be an idea to save whatever she has and do a fresh install, overlaying whatever small probs have occurred.

Win98SE is one of the most stable of O/S and yes another stick of RAM would not hurt.

My back up tower has Win98SE loaded and i sometimes hook it up just to play and it still works perfectly since when I bought it back in 1999.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?