re-reformatting hard drive??

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by designo, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. designo

    designo Guest

    This is a bit convoluted, but bare with me:

    I loaded copy of Windows XP onto a machine that had Windows 98 on it (after
    fdisking the HD) but it was from a copy registered on my other computer, it
    will not let me use that key # and keeps asking for activation.

    So I bought an upgrade from a friend for a good price. Problem is that I
    believe I need to reinstall Windows 98 back onto the computer in order to
    upgrade to the new wIN xp.

    Is this correct? What do I do to format the HD to accept the old Win 98 disk
    I have?
     
    designo, Feb 6, 2005
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  2. designo

    David Guest

    You do not need to reinstall 98. When doing a clean
    install with the upgrade xp it will just ask you to put
    in the win 98 cd briefly to verify it.
    Dave
     
    David, Feb 6, 2005
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