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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.

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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.

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I Would Recommend Against it, Mostly for Hardware Reasons...
by tobeach / July 28, 2006 6:04 PM PDT
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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

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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.

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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.

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