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Anonymous
May 5, 2004 5:11:09 PM

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Can I install XP Professional right over Windows 98se?
May 5, 2004 6:16:59 PM

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Make sure you run Upgrade Advisor first and solve any compatiblity issues.

An upgrade is better if you want to keep stuff from the earlier version.

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Anonymous
May 6, 2004 12:12:01 AM

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Windows XP Upgrade Advisor
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307726

HOW TO: Prepare to Upgrade Windows 98 or
Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;316639


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Steve C. Ray
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May 6, 2004 12:25:15 AM

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The answer is yes, assuming your computer is XP capable. Use the Upgrade
Advisor to find out. It is on the XP CD disk, or you can download it from
Microsoft. However, if you have dial-up, try to borrow the disk from a
friend - because the Upgrade Advisor is a very large file.

Consider also that if you do an upgrade instead of a clean install, any
problems with your current setup will probably get transferred to your new
setup. I always do a clean install for that reason, but before doing so, I
save anything important to removable media.

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Anonymous
May 6, 2004 1:18:34 AM

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I would do an upgrade install. Pay particular attention to the list the
compatibility advisor generates at the start of the install to make sure
there will be no serious problems. Also, I would delete any and all printer
drivers before starting the upgrade. Although not essential, this will
eliminate possible problems changing to XP drivers. You might have to get
these drivers from the printer makers web site for installation after the
upgrade completes.

Tom
MSMVP-DTS

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May 6, 2004 1:47:30 AM

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Yes, but clean install is better.

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Anonymous
May 8, 2004 2:26:33 AM

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Here's another excellent resource about Upgrading to XP
http://www.aumha.org/a/xpupgrad.htm

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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


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Anonymous
May 17, 2004 6:05:59 AM

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"=?Utf-8?B?bmVkZA==?=" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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> Can I install XP Professional right over Windows 98se?

I know it's kinda late to respond to your message, or maybe not? I was
just brousing over the groups here, great group by the way, I learn alot!
Back to your question, I installed XP-pro over 98win fat32, went in just
fine! Worked OK to for the first couple of weeks, then troubles started!
I began to get errors on a bootup, couldn't find certain files, certain
files missing, and so on, I can't really remember exactly what they were,
it's been some time now, but I think one was the BOOT.INI. So, I just did
a simple net search to solve the problem, and to my amazement to find
that XP over 98 can cause problems, Xp can't recognize or translate
certain fat32 files. There was a roundabout fix, very complicated to
repair, it was much easier and faster for me to reformat, I changed to
NTSF and never had a problem since? My two cents, if you don't mind, i'd
either keep 98 or do a clean install of XP?
!