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Anonymous
March 1, 2005 10:43:46 AM

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I am considering getting a laptop shortly(I decided not to buy a new pc
as the one I have is fine) but I would like to keep using my win98se pc
which is about 3 years old. I was considering upgrading the operating
system to 2000 professional or xp. I think my pc could just about
handle xp and it has more than the minimal requirements. Originally I
did plan on merely upgrading to 2000 professional but I see that
win98se seems to be more frequently supported than 2000. Any ideas as
to why this is(question mark). Any one had any problems upgrading from
win98se to xp.


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PSYCHOPIXIE

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Anonymous
March 1, 2005 10:43:47 AM

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Windows 2000 was and is primarily directed at the corporate and
developer crowd, not the home user. It's not very "user-friendly"
compared to Windows 9x or XP.

As for advising on your Upgrade question, it's difficult to do without
having your hardware specs at hand, <s>.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"PSYCHOPIXIE" <PSYCHOPIXIE.1l7jny@news.win98banter.com> wrote in message
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>
> I am considering getting a laptop shortly(I decided not to buy a new
pc
> as the one I have is fine) but I would like to keep using my win98se
pc
> which is about 3 years old. I was considering upgrading the operating
> system to 2000 professional or xp. I think my pc could just about
> handle xp and it has more than the minimal requirements. Originally I
> did plan on merely upgrading to 2000 professional but I see that
> win98se seems to be more frequently supported than 2000. Any ideas as
> to why this is(question mark). Any one had any problems upgrading from
> win98se to xp.
>
>
> --
> PSYCHOPIXIE
Anonymous
March 1, 2005 2:37:30 PM

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PSYCHOPIXIE wrote:
> I am considering getting a laptop shortly(I decided not to buy a new pc
> as the one I have is fine) but I would like to keep using my win98se pc
> which is about 3 years old. I was considering upgrading the operating
> system to 2000 professional or xp. I think my pc could just about
> handle xp and it has more than the minimal requirements. Originally I
> did plan on merely upgrading to 2000 professional but I see that
> win98se seems to be more frequently supported than 2000. Any ideas as
> to why this is(question mark). Any one had any problems upgrading from
> win98se to xp.
>
>

Join the crowd of "If it ain't broke, upgrade!".
NT enviroment is when properly administered "multiuser, multitasking",
something that the DOS enviroment is not.
So be prepared for a "steep learning slope".
And remember it is a change NOT an "upgrade".

Have fun

Stanislaw
Slack user from Ulladulla.
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March 1, 2005 2:37:31 PM

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"Stanislaw Flatto" <compaid@shoalhaven.net.au> wrote in message
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> PSYCHOPIXIE wrote:
>> I am considering getting a laptop shortly(I decided not to buy a new pc
>> as the one I have is fine) but I would like to keep using my win98se pc
>> which is about 3 years old. I was considering upgrading the operating
>> system to 2000 professional or xp. I think my pc could just about
>> handle xp and it has more than the minimal requirements. Originally I
>> did plan on merely upgrading to 2000 professional but I see that
>> win98se seems to be more frequently supported than 2000. Any ideas as
>> to why this is(question mark). Any one had any problems upgrading from
>> win98se to xp.
>>
>>
>
> Join the crowd of "If it ain't broke, upgrade!".
> NT enviroment is when properly administered "multiuser, multitasking",
> something that the DOS enviroment is not.
> So be prepared for a "steep learning slope".
> And remember it is a change NOT an "upgrade".
>
> Have fun
>
> Stanislaw
> Slack user from Ulladulla.

only had a few minor driver problems on the ones I've done (SE>XP)
March 1, 2005 2:37:31 PM

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My sentiments exactly. If you are happy with 98SE why upgrade unless you
need some service or hardware or software that requires 2000 or XP. My
advice stick with 98SE and consider going dual-boot with 98SE and 2000 if the
need arises. However, you must remember that 2000 support will end soon as
well and then users will have XP and soon probably in 2007 Longhorn.

"Stanislaw Flatto" <compaid@shoalhaven.net.au> wrote in message
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: PSYCHOPIXIE wrote:
: > I am considering getting a laptop shortly(I decided not to buy a new pc
: > as the one I have is fine) but I would like to keep using my win98se pc
: > which is about 3 years old. I was considering upgrading the operating
: > system to 2000 professional or xp. I think my pc could just about
: > handle xp and it has more than the minimal requirements. Originally I
: > did plan on merely upgrading to 2000 professional but I see that
: > win98se seems to be more frequently supported than 2000. Any ideas as
: > to why this is(question mark). Any one had any problems upgrading from
: > win98se to xp.
: >
: >
:
: Join the crowd of "If it ain't broke, upgrade!".
: NT enviroment is when properly administered "multiuser, multitasking",
: something that the DOS enviroment is not.
: So be prepared for a "steep learning slope".
: And remember it is a change NOT an "upgrade".
:
: Have fun
:
: Stanislaw
: Slack user from Ulladulla.
March 1, 2005 2:42:36 PM

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In addition, 98SE does not have very much security by default and you will
have to consider a large investment in a good LinkSys router, a good firewall
like ZA PRO or EZARMOR by CA which also has an antivirus program, if you go
with ZA PRO. then you will need an antivirus package like AVG or AntiVir that
are free for personnel use, antispyware programs like Adaware, Spybot Search
and Destroy, SpywareBlaster, SpySweeper by Webroot ($20-30), etc. A good
download site for now is majorgeeks --- it does display some ads but they
seem harmless enough

Just go to Google and type SpywareBlaster by Majorgeeks and it should bring
you the right results and do the same with the other utilities. All right,
my speel is done.

"Dan" <spamyou@user.nec> wrote in message
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: My sentiments exactly. If you are happy with 98SE why upgrade unless you
: need some service or hardware or software that requires 2000 or XP. My
: advice stick with 98SE and consider going dual-boot with 98SE and 2000 if
the
: need arises. However, you must remember that 2000 support will end soon as
: well and then users will have XP and soon probably in 2007 Longhorn.
:
: "Stanislaw Flatto" <compaid@shoalhaven.net.au> wrote in message
: news:_tYUd.60$Zn.8091@news.optus.net.au...
: : PSYCHOPIXIE wrote:
: : > I am considering getting a laptop shortly(I decided not to buy a new pc
: : > as the one I have is fine) but I would like to keep using my win98se pc
: : > which is about 3 years old. I was considering upgrading the operating
: : > system to 2000 professional or xp. I think my pc could just about
: : > handle xp and it has more than the minimal requirements. Originally I
: : > did plan on merely upgrading to 2000 professional but I see that
: : > win98se seems to be more frequently supported than 2000. Any ideas as
: : > to why this is(question mark). Any one had any problems upgrading from
: : > win98se to xp.
: : >
: : >
: :
: : Join the crowd of "If it ain't broke, upgrade!".
: : NT enviroment is when properly administered "multiuser, multitasking",
: : something that the DOS enviroment is not.
: : So be prepared for a "steep learning slope".
: : And remember it is a change NOT an "upgrade".
: :
: : Have fun
: :
: : Stanislaw
: : Slack user from Ulladulla.
:
:
Anonymous
March 2, 2005 12:46:02 AM

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PSYCHOPIXIE wrote:
> I am considering getting a laptop shortly(I decided not to buy a new pc
> as the one I have is fine) but I would like to keep using my win98se pc
> which is about 3 years old. I was considering upgrading the operating
> system to 2000 professional or xp. I think my pc could just about
> handle xp and it has more than the minimal requirements. Originally I
> did plan on merely upgrading to 2000 professional but I see that
> win98se seems to be more frequently supported than 2000. Any ideas as
> to why this is(question mark). Any one had any problems upgrading from
> win98se to xp.
>
>
As fate would have it, a friend dropped in with a long face, he did what
you intend and it threw his working setup into a mess. Hardware that
performed under Win98 stopped working after "upgrade" and there are NO
drivers for XP. But he is a stubborn individual. So after a deep breath
and some "multicultural" swears we installed both OS's on his hard drive
separated with BootItNG bootloader so he can use each as he chooses.

But it IS your box so

Have fun

Stanislaw
Slack user from Ulladulla.
March 2, 2005 3:59:44 AM

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98SE (Fat32) and XP PRO (NTFS) dual-boot with customized boot.ini and
customized registry user from the States :>

"Stanislaw Flatto" <compaid@shoalhaven.net.au> wrote in message
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:
:
: PSYCHOPIXIE wrote:
: > I am considering getting a laptop shortly(I decided not to buy a new pc
: > as the one I have is fine) but I would like to keep using my win98se pc
: > which is about 3 years old. I was considering upgrading the operating
: > system to 2000 professional or xp. I think my pc could just about
: > handle xp and it has more than the minimal requirements. Originally I
: > did plan on merely upgrading to 2000 professional but I see that
: > win98se seems to be more frequently supported than 2000. Any ideas as
: > to why this is(question mark). Any one had any problems upgrading from
: > win98se to xp.
: >
: >
: As fate would have it, a friend dropped in with a long face, he did what
: you intend and it threw his working setup into a mess. Hardware that
: performed under Win98 stopped working after "upgrade" and there are NO
: drivers for XP. But he is a stubborn individual. So after a deep breath
: and some "multicultural" swears we installed both OS's on his hard drive
: separated with BootItNG bootloader so he can use each as he chooses.
:
: But it IS your box so
:
: Have fun
:
: Stanislaw
: Slack user from Ulladulla.
:
Anonymous
March 3, 2005 12:32:59 AM

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>
> only had a few minor driver problems on the ones I've done (SE>XP)
>
>
Define "minor" compared to the OP and you.

Stanislaw.
Anonymous
March 3, 2005 12:41:01 AM

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Dan wrote:
> 98SE (Fat32) and XP PRO (NTFS) dual-boot with customized boot.ini and
> customized registry user from the States :>

Are you suggesting for a chance "newbie" to "customise registry" in NT
enviroment?
Lets hope that you live far enough so he cannot hurl his monitor at you.

Have fun

Stanislaw
March 3, 2005 5:39:45 PM

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Good Point! I better wait until the newbie learns more. :>

"Stanislaw Flatto" <compaid@shoalhaven.net.au> wrote in message
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:
:
: Dan wrote:
: > 98SE (Fat32) and XP PRO (NTFS) dual-boot with customized boot.ini and
: > customized registry user from the States :>
:
: Are you suggesting for a chance "newbie" to "customise registry" in NT
: enviroment?
: Lets hope that you live far enough so he cannot hurl his monitor at you.
:
: Have fun
:
: Stanislaw
:
!