I have an upgrade version of win xp pro and every time I format I have to install 98 before I install xp as it won’t let me install xp until I have 98 installed. I heard it is possible to make a boot disk or something of the like and it would be let me install just xp but I don’t know how I to do that. I went to www.bootdisk.com and I saw a few links but all of them seemed to be applying to a situation other than mine. Is it even possible? How do I create the boot disk if it is? Any help would be much appreciated.
There is information on this page on how to do a clean installation of WinXP with an upgrade CD, if you have a licensed version of a Win9x CD ... without having to install Win98 on the hard drive first.
time was it would just ask for proof to be allowed to install, you could just put the cd from a previous os and it would work. was the same with office, i told it to look at its own install cd and it worked lol