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Thread: winxp on top of win98se ?




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    only have one HD and no back up facilities, would be a real 'mare to have to re-install or d/l everything again...so.... assuming a clean install would be 'best' how much 'worse' is an upgrade style install ?

    thanks lads.

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    imo XP should always be given a format and install.
    you might run into loads of problems later and then you'll have to go for a format so its better that you do it before it screws up and you curse it...:)
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    You've got your priorities mixed up friend.
    Get yourself a CD-RW drive and get the ability to back-up your data.

    Someday you are going to be sorry. Basically you are playing a digital version of Russian Roulette.

    Someday something will happen, virus/system failure and you will be out of luck.

    Take the time and money to get a decent backup capability -- you will regret it if you don't. Maybe not today, but sometime - guaranteed.
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    Yeah, they are right. The clean instal is definately worth it. It will prevent alot of problems before they develop.

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    You CAN do an XP install over Win98SE, so if you have absolutely no option then try it. However be aware that as people have said, you may problems and issues, and a CDRW drive is a great investment if you value your data.

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    isn't it amazing how clear and obvious things can be when you see someone elses (wise) words !
    thanks for the sound advice and valuable information, n1 <G>

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    just cuz you're doing clean install, doesnt mean you have to purchase the RETAIL verison. As long as you have a 98 disk laying around (restore ones dont count) you can install fresh and its going to ask you for your 98CD, just pop it in and you're OK.:2cents:

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    That will work so long as it's a full version of 98/SE and not an upgrade version of 98/SE (just a useless bit of info that I thought I'd share).

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    Yes, from previous experiences I learned upgrading Micro$oft OS's with newer versions doesn't usually work out too well. In fact, the only sucessfull upgrade I had was from 95 (the old one that only supported FAT16, not the OSR2) to Win98 (not SE). Then my fu**ing POS 2GB IBM hard drive failed!! Anyway, good luck, but I would definitely stay away from upgrading.

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    oh man i cant believe u actualy asked that..win98 runs on FAT32 sile system and XP runs on NTFS, mind u u CAN actualy run XP under fat but it will run like ****...also backup is more important priority then upgradin os's but if u can back-up do it and then upgrade to XP, always do a deep format(as oposed to a "quck format" that just erases the bootstrap and a few lines of code) that said, good luck with ur choice

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