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MPadmore

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Downgrade from XP Professional to Windows 98 2nd
« on: April 09, 2006, 09:04:31 PM »
I have an old computer with 160 MB of physical memory and 546 MB of virtual memory.  I believe I made a mistake of upgrading to XP Professional from 98 2nd edition.  LOLZ  I don't really care about losing data if I have to reformat my drive I just want as much memory available as possible.  When I insert my Windows 98 cd on boot up my computer just boots up.  How do I revert back to 98?

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    Re: Downgrade from XP Professional to Windows 98 2
    « Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 09:19:59 PM »
    If you don't care about losing data, then feel free to format. But I'd still back up any documents you need first.

    Anyway, after you're ready to install 98, go into Setup/BIOS and set the boot order to boot from the CD first. You should be able to install from there.

    Good luck 8-)
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    Re: Downgrade from XP Professional to Windows 98 2
    « Reply #2 on: April 09, 2006, 09:49:59 PM »
    Thanks!  I forgot to change my boot order so it can boot from the cd.  Duh!

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      Re: Downgrade from XP Professional to Windows 98 2
      « Reply #3 on: April 09, 2006, 09:58:21 PM »
      No problem. :)
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