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November 4, 2004 3:52:22 PM

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I currently have win98se installed on my system. I no longer have the disk
used to install it and do not have most of the program disks installed on
the computer (software is legal, this is a divorce situation). Can I
upgrade to XP without having the win98 disk? Would XP recognize the
existing programs?
thanks

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Anonymous
November 4, 2004 3:52:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

In news:o l7QrdpwEHA.3024@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
bk <bkingsley@harringtonhospital.org> typed:

>I currently have win98se installed on my system. I no longer
>have
> the disk used to install it and do not have most of the program
> disks
> installed on the computer (software is legal, this is a divorce
> situation). Can I upgrade to XP without having the win98 disk?


Yes. However if you use the Upgrade CD, and you have, for
example, a hard drive failure, you won't be able to reinstall XP
cleanly without having a 98 CD.


> Would XP recognize the existing programs?


Yes. Most Windows 98-era programs should work without a problem.
However be aware that it's possible that *some* older programs
(for example, disk utilities) will *not* work.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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November 4, 2004 4:05:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

thanks
b
"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
news:u8aXDhpwEHA.2016@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> In news:o l7QrdpwEHA.3024@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
> bk <bkingsley@harringtonhospital.org> typed:
>
> >I currently have win98se installed on my system. I no longer
> >have
> > the disk used to install it and do not have most of the program
> > disks
> > installed on the computer (software is legal, this is a divorce
> > situation). Can I upgrade to XP without having the win98 disk?
>
>
> Yes. However if you use the Upgrade CD, and you have, for
> example, a hard drive failure, you won't be able to reinstall XP
> cleanly without having a 98 CD.
>
>
> > Would XP recognize the existing programs?
>
>
> Yes. Most Windows 98-era programs should work without a problem.
> However be aware that it's possible that *some* older programs
> (for example, disk utilities) will *not* work.
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
Anonymous
November 4, 2004 4:05:45 PM

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In news:u1IiJlpwEHA.2444@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
bk <bkingsley@harringtonhospital.org> typed:

> thanks


You're welcome. Glad to help.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup


> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
> news:u8aXDhpwEHA.2016@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> In news:o l7QrdpwEHA.3024@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
>> bk <bkingsley@harringtonhospital.org> typed:
>>
>> >I currently have win98se installed on my system. I no
>> >longer
>> >have
>> > the disk used to install it and do not have most of the
>> > program
>> > disks
>> > installed on the computer (software is legal, this is a
>> > divorce
>> > situation). Can I upgrade to XP without having the win98
>> > disk?
>>
>>
>> Yes. However if you use the Upgrade CD, and you have, for
>> example, a hard drive failure, you won't be able to reinstall
>> XP
>> cleanly without having a 98 CD.
>>
>>
>> > Would XP recognize the existing programs?
>>
>>
>> Yes. Most Windows 98-era programs should work without a
>> problem.
>> However be aware that it's possible that *some* older programs
>> (for example, disk utilities) will *not* work.
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
!