upgrading puter..must i install xp?

I'm upgrading my puter to ASUS a7n8X w/xp2100 cpu from 700mhz P3 running win98. new mem and psu also. Must i upgrade to win xp? If i do have to upgrade to xp (now this is a dumb question) which version do i buy..win xp home full version or win xp home upgrade?...duh.
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  1. You don't have to, but IMO you should. If you have Win 98 CD available, you can buy the upgrade version.

    :smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
  2. my puter is Gateway which obviously came with os installed. I have Gateway cd's. One is operating sys backup cd and one is system restoration cd. will these work?
  3. The OS backup install will *if* it's a full install disk. The restoration CD definetly won't as it contains all the wrong drivers for your new mobo.

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  4. With your next PC, get a custom built one.

    There easier to upgrade, modify, etc.

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  5. If you have a restore cd, instead of a win 98 cd, then you will need a new full version. There is a way around it, but long and complicated.

    :smile: Peace comes only after absolute victory :smile:
  6. have you got a cd-writer?
    browse for this folder to see if it is there: C:\Windows\Options\Cabs.

    If possible burn that folder onto a CD. Voila. Full win98 install CD.

    To get the product key open up regedit: Start>Run>(type 'regedit'). Locate the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\ProductKey. There you should have the 25 digit product key to enter when reinstalling.

    There you go. Full version of Win98 on a CD, which you paid for when you bought the computer, even if they didnt give you this installation disk.

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