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Anonymous
April 18, 2005 12:59:12 PM

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I got xp windows update.
I have a laptop with windows 95.
Whats the easiest and less costly way to update to xp?

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Anonymous
April 18, 2005 3:14:59 PM

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In news:04d101c5442f$906f4490$a501280a@phx.gbl,
dave r <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I got xp windows update.
> I have a laptop with windows 95.
> Whats the easiest and less costly way to update to xp?


First of all note that you can not do an upgrade to WIndows XP
over the top of WIndows 95. However you *can* use your Windows 95
installation CD, if you have one, as proof of a previous
qualifying version when you do a clean installation with your XP
Upgrade CD.

But if your laptop is a Windows 95-era machine, you may be in
store for a host of problems doing this. Needed Windows XP
drivers for your laptop may be hard to find, or even completely
unavailable. Even if you get it working, running Windows XP on
such an old machine is highly unlikely to provide perfromance
you'd be happy with.

So you're probably much better off either staying with Windows 95
on this machine, or replacing it with a more modern laptop.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Anonymous
April 18, 2005 4:05:08 PM

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Get a new computer. Seriously, if your computer came with Windows 95 on it,
the computer is woefully inadequate for Windows XP.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"dave r" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:04d101c5442f$906f4490$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>I got xp windows update.
> I have a laptop with windows 95.
> Whats the easiest and less costly way to update to xp?
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Anonymous
April 18, 2005 4:18:52 PM

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Richard is absolutely right. Besides, there's no upgrade path to XP from
Windows 95.

Modem Ani

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uZbOlBDRFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Get a new computer. Seriously, if your computer came with Windows 95 on
it,
> the computer is woefully inadequate for Windows XP.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "dave r" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:04d101c5442f$906f4490$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >I got xp windows update.
> > I have a laptop with windows 95.
> > Whats the easiest and less costly way to update to xp?
>
>
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 8:56:51 PM

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"dave r" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I got xp windows update.
>I have a laptop with windows 95.
>Whats the easiest and less costly way to update to xp?

You cannot upgrade your installed Windows 95 to Windows XP.

However, assuming that your hardware is fully adequate for Windows XP
(the published requirements are overly optimistic, to put it mildly)
the following steps will get you up and running with Windows XP.

Notes:
A. You will have to reinstall all of your application programs after
Windows XP is installed.
B. You will need to have your original Windows 95 installation CD
available.

Step 1 - Use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on the Windows XP
Upgrade CD to save your user data files and program configuration
settings to another hard drive partition, a network drive, or a
removable backup device (CDRW drive, tape, etc.) See MVP Gary
Woodruff's article at http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

Step 2 - Format the hard drive (C: partition if has more than one
partition on it) or better yet delete the partition entirely with
FDISK.

Step 3 - Boot the computer with the Windows XP Upgade CD and install
Windows XP. If you deleted the partition in step 2 then you can now
create a new NTFS partition for installing Windows XP. If you just
reforamtted C: then you can install Windows XP there and the partition
will be FAT32. NTFS is better than FAT32 for many reasons, but the
differences are not critical or essential in any way.

Step 4 - During the Windows XP install process you will be asked to
briefly insert your disk from the previous version of Windows, which
in your case will be the Windows 95 install CD.

Step 6 - When Windows XP is installed then you can reinstall your
application programs from the original CDs

Step 6 - Run the FASTW from within Windows XP to import the saved data
files and configuration settings from Step 1.

Good luck


Step 2.
Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 1:22:08 AM

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In your case, these 2 "easiest" and "less costly" would be "oxymoron's".
There will be an "easiest" way, go online to Dell or HP or drive to one of
your favorite electronics stores, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc and pick out
and buy a Laptop with XP (Home, Pro or Media Edition) that your budget will
allow. The "less costly" - well depends on what you consider costly, money
or sanity, but money wise, follow Ron or Ken's instructions and off you go.
For the sanity, well go back to "easiest" method depicted above.

--

Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!

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"dave r" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I got xp windows update.
> I have a laptop with windows 95.
> Whats the easiest and less costly way to update to xp?
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 12:00:14 PM

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Post your laptop specs here please.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"dave r" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I got xp windows update.
> I have a laptop with windows 95.
> Whats the easiest and less costly way to update to xp?
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