Help!!! Upgrading from Win 98SE - WinXP Pro

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mark Patterson, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    Is it worth it???

    Can I Upgrade from Win 98SE - WinXP Pro without having to do a full clean
    install (ie wiping my HDD prior to installation?)...

    I read somewhere that u can use a partition utility (eg Partition Magic) to
    install an Operating sysem to one part of HDD...If this is the case can u
    just wipe the old OS off this partition then install new OS to it?

    Mark Patterson, Feb 3, 2004
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  2. Mark Patterson

    da_sly_1 Guest

    If there is not a reason that you would want to keep windows 98 I
    would sugest you do a clean install but yes you can partion and then

    If you need win98 and XP on the machine, consider installing on two
    seperate hard drives.

    You have the option to refomat the drive during the installtion
    process by the way.

    good luck


    Pinch, punch 1st of the month...
    da_sly_1, Feb 3, 2004
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  3. Mark Patterson

    Peruser Guest

    Is it worth the effort? My concern is having to set all my options and
    preferences again.
    I have also read, somewhere that existing peripherals will not always work.
    This will be the first OS upgrade I am planning to attempt.
    Thanks for any suggestions, comments and even flames, if they are
    Peruser, Feb 3, 2004
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