98 to 98SE

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I have a copy of 98SE which I would like to instal
over the top of my existing 98, but I do not want
to lose even a morsel of what is on my comp/system.
It is a dual boot with XP.

Yes, No, Maybe.
Its the 'maybe' that I am posting for, regarding loss or probability
of loss. (& any examples of possibilities)

Good thoughts appreciated, especially from any similar
sojourners.

...Rex..
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    "Rex" <Rex@hotmail.com> wrote in news:#t$rH1eZFHA.3712
    @TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl:

    > I have a copy of 98SE which I would like to instal
    > over the top of my existing 98, but I do not want
    > to lose even a morsel of what is on my comp/system.
    > It is a dual boot with XP.
    >
    > Yes, No, Maybe.
    > Its the 'maybe' that I am posting for, regarding loss or probability
    > of loss. (& any examples of possibilities)

    If 98 is on C, and XP on another drive, no problem. When you get done,
    you'll notice that Windows (98) will be on top of XP in your boot menu. You
    can change that back from within XP if you want.

    --
    --- A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ---
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Then 'so far so good'.
    You shoot from the hip with reply speed Menno,
    much appreciated, it must have been all of ten minutes.
    I will give it 24 hours for all opinions, but I hope yours
    wins hands-down.
    In reply to drives; 98 is on C: XP is on D: & Miscellaneous
    on E:

    ...Rex..
    > If 98 is on C, and XP on another drive, no problem. When you get done,
    > you'll notice that Windows (98) will be on top of XP in your boot menu.
    You
    > can change that back from within XP if you want.
    >
    > --
    > --- A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ---
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    "Rex" <Rex@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eHPZiHfZFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Then 'so far so good'.
    > You shoot from the hip with reply speed Menno,
    > much appreciated, it must have been all of ten minutes.
    > I will give it 24 hours for all opinions, but I hope yours
    > wins hands-down.
    > In reply to drives; 98 is on C: XP is on D: & Miscellaneous
    > on E:
    >
    > ..Rex..
    >> If 98 is on C, and XP on another drive, no problem. When you get done,
    >> you'll notice that Windows (98) will be on top of XP in your boot menu.
    > You
    >> can change that back from within XP if you want.
    >>
    >> --
    >> --- A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ---
    >
    >
    I'll second Menno on that configuration
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Just realised, the focal point of my original post is
    solely related to Loss of files & any other loss that would
    make my computer react in any different way that what I am used to.
    I catagorise this as "lost, tampered with, half-available, corrupt,
    or cannot be found" file loss. (very irritating when unnecessary)
    I have many many Utilities whereby the registry is working
    overtime doing its job, so I would like to know if the over-write
    takes all of this into consideration......... Drivers as well.
    Also, are all previous microsoft 'updates' Adopted by the new
    S.E?

    I like to get things right the first time, it saves all of the
    aggro during the obvious following repairs.

    thanks

    ...Rex..
    "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9667630FA4D15butter@daisymae.com...
    > "Rex" <Rex@hotmail.com> wrote in news:#t$rH1eZFHA.3712
    > @TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl:
    >
    > > I have a copy of 98SE which I would like to instal
    > > over the top of my existing 98, but I do not want
    > > to lose even a morsel of what is on my comp/system.
    > > It is a dual boot with XP.
    > >
    > > Yes, No, Maybe.
    > > Its the 'maybe' that I am posting for, regarding loss or probability
    > > of loss. (& any examples of possibilities)
    >
    > If 98 is on C, and XP on another drive, no problem. When you get done,
    > you'll notice that Windows (98) will be on top of XP in your boot menu.
    You
    > can change that back from within XP if you want.
    >
    > --
    > --- A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ---
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    "Rex" <Rex@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OZcVJPfZFHA.2376@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Just realised, the focal point of my original post is
    > solely related to Loss of files & any other loss that would
    > make my computer react in any different way that what I am used to.
    > I catagorise this as "lost, tampered with, half-available, corrupt,
    > or cannot be found" file loss. (very irritating when unnecessary)
    > I have many many Utilities whereby the registry is working
    > overtime doing its job, so I would like to know if the over-write
    > takes all of this into consideration......... Drivers as well.
    > Also, are all previous microsoft 'updates' Adopted by the new
    > S.E?
    >
    > I like to get things right the first time, it saves all of the
    > aggro during the obvious following repairs.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > ..Rex..
    > "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9667630FA4D15butter@daisymae.com...
    >> "Rex" <Rex@hotmail.com> wrote in news:#t$rH1eZFHA.3712
    >> @TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl:
    >>
    >> > I have a copy of 98SE which I would like to instal
    >> > over the top of my existing 98, but I do not want
    >> > to lose even a morsel of what is on my comp/system.
    >> > It is a dual boot with XP.
    >> >
    >> > Yes, No, Maybe.
    >> > Its the 'maybe' that I am posting for, regarding loss or probability
    >> > of loss. (& any examples of possibilities)
    >>
    >> If 98 is on C, and XP on another drive, no problem. When you get done,
    >> you'll notice that Windows (98) will be on top of XP in your boot menu.
    > You
    >> can change that back from within XP if you want.
    >>
    >> --
    >> --- A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. ---
    >
    >

    the only problem with an over install is if you overwrite a file with an
    older version ...google "dll hell"

    you end up having to reinstall a bunch of software ...(personally , I wipe
    my computer once or twice a year and build fresh :> )
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Just do a backup before you start, so if there's any problem you can restore
    the whole partition.

    There's no guarantee with any procedure like this that something unexpected
    won't happen. There's no way that anyone here can verify that everything
    you have installed is completely compatible with Windows 98se.
    --
    Jeff Richards
    MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
    "Rex" <Rex@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OZcVJPfZFHA.2376@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Just realised, the focal point of my original post is
    > solely related to Loss of files & any other loss that would
    > make my computer react in any different way that what I am used to.
    > I catagorise this as "lost, tampered with, half-available, corrupt,
    > or cannot be found" file loss. (very irritating when unnecessary)
    > I have many many Utilities whereby the registry is working
    > overtime doing its job, so I would like to know if the over-write
    > takes all of this into consideration......... Drivers as well.
    > Also, are all previous microsoft 'updates' Adopted by the new
    > S.E?
    >
    > I like to get things right the first time, it saves all of the
    > aggro during the obvious following repairs.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    > Just do a backup before you start, so if there's any problem you can
    restore
    > the whole partition.
    >
    > There's no guarantee with any procedure like this that something
    unexpected
    > won't happen. There's no way that anyone here can verify that everything
    > you have installed is completely compatible with Windows 98se.
    > --
    > Jeff Richards

    Yes, aint that the truth.
    Thanks Jeff, I prefer a 'between the eyes answer', it makes me take
    stock and realise it is my decision and that 'yes', there is a chance
    many things could actually go wrong.
    I will ponder it for a while.
    Thank you to other contributors also.

    ...Rex..
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