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Anonymous
April 19, 2004 1:12:58 PM

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

My friend (we are both neophytes with PCs) just bought a
copy of Windows XP expecting to upgrade her Windows 98 on
her Compaq PC. However, shortly through the setup, the
program gives options for installation:clean or another
partition. But she only has an unpartioned C drive and
the program warns not to install XP on the same drive
with an existing OS. She doesn't want to uninstall WIN 98
until she is sure XP works and doesn't know how to
partition her C drive or even if that is a necessary
thing to do. How can she continue a safe installation??

Lewis

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Anonymous
April 19, 2004 3:28:41 PM

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

Apparently, you acquired an "OEM Version" of Windows XP.
OEM versions cannot upgrade an existing Windows installation. Only
"Retail Versions" can upgrade. Either purchase a retail version of Windows XP
or reformat your drive to install the OEM version "clean".

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

Or you can create a new partition for Windows XP by using a third-party
partitioning program:

The only way you can create, delete, resize or merge existing partitions,
and not harm your existing Windows installation, is to purchase and use
a third-party partitioning program such as Partition Magic 8.
http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/pmdetails.cfm

PartitionMagic 8.0 "Instructional Videos"
http://www.powerquest.com/support/primus/id3918.cfm

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"LewisR" <lrothstein2@cox.net> wrote in message:
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| My friend (we are both neophytes with PCs) just bought a
| copy of Windows XP expecting to upgrade her Windows 98 on
| her Compaq PC. However, shortly through the setup, the
| program gives options for installation:clean or another
| partition. But she only has an unpartioned C drive and
| the program warns not to install XP on the same drive
| with an existing OS. She doesn't want to uninstall WIN 98
| until she is sure XP works and doesn't know how to
| partition her C drive or even if that is a necessary
| thing to do. How can she continue a safe installation??
|
| Lewis
!