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Author Topic: Upgrade Windows 98 using OEM XP CD?  (Read 2218 times)

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James Meader

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Upgrade Windows 98 using OEM XP CD?
« on: December 05, 2005, 04:35:25 AM »
Hi

Is it possible to insert a genuine Windows XP OEM cd and upgrade a genuine Windows 98 PC, or do I need to buy an upgrade cd?

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James

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Upgrade Windows 98 using OEM XP CD?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005, 06:19:30 AM »
You should make a drive image of your current installation, and then do a Clean install of XP.

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GX1_Man

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Re: Upgrade Windows 98 using OEM XP CD?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005, 09:46:24 AM »
OEM will do just fine, but to avoid problems, you should reformat the drive and install fresh, after bacing up your data. An over the top install is a risky proposition, but you can try it if brave.

merlin_2

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Re: Upgrade Windows 98 using OEM XP CD?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2005, 05:04:25 PM »
What is the space of the hard drive etc.........winxp can cause problems with older systems.....