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While you still have 98 on your machine make a boot disk that has format.com and Fdisk.exe on it. In any case, try to do the upgrade with something other than IE 5.5 or IE 5.5 SP1 installed. upgrade. upgrade depends on computer manufacturer by Goldberry / January 18, 2006 1:28 PM PST In reply to: XP full vs. navigate here

Dec 29, 2003 #3 mask TS Rookie Full Version XP into Upgrade Actually "ALL" Windows O\S's have all the necessary files to do full install upgrade or whatever. System Restore is found at Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Restore. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. The only funky ones I know of are most of the XP disks that come with SP3, and those new batch of licenses.

Leaving aside the question of Home Edition vs. To Clean Install or Upgrade -- That is the question! As an alternative to this method, you can use BootIt Direct or Partition Magic to create alternate (hidden) primary partitions for Dual Boot. Thread Tools Display Modes #1 12-27-2007, 01:10 PM chaoticbear Guest Join Date: Jun 2003 XP clean install with XP upgrade disc?

The upgrade can too, but for a clean installation it requires that you have a previous qualifying version's CD to insert as proof of of ownership when prompted to do so. if you have renamed the extention to .txt, rename it back to .ini boot from win-xp cd, and tell it to look for I386 directory in your hard drive instead of You can buy only one additional license, or as many as three additional licenses per original copy for which you have a license. The only thing I had to do was provide the product key number and activate the operating system.

upgrade You need the key that comes with the upgrade. Windows XP requires Windows 98 or newer to qualify. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. OEM just means Microsoft is wholesaling it to dealers at special prices and whoever buys it from them will not be supported by Microsoft.

It will be more work, but I stongly recommend going with a full version [OEM is fine]instead of an upgrade. In this article, I will tell you the differences between each Windows XP license in greater detail. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. This means I only need to carry one version of vista in my toolkit because it will accept any key I encounter.

Remember to turn back on Turn back on your screen saver and any power saving settings you normally run. http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=449244 Now you can get an across-the-board 15% discount. can you get away with it. It never happened.

I talked to a Dell Representative during the XP Launch in New York City on the trade show floor who confirmed this and stated that they understood the importance of keeping Ask a question and give support. It's all in cab files on the HD. This gives you the best chance of being happy with your upgrade installation of Windows XP.

That seems to take care of the error messages pretty well... But I can't find any of that now. Instead, they provide a sticker remains on the Windows XP CD case. his comment is here chaoticbear View Public Profile Find all posts by chaoticbear Bookmarks del.icio.us Digg Facebook Google reddit StumbleUpon Twitter « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email

To do this, run Transfer Files and Settings from the Windows XP CD-ROM. (See below, The Windows XP CD.) By running this wizard and safely storing your settings, accounts, folders and There are only two things different in between these two. If you only use your computer for web browsing and other basic tasks, desktop Linux is a good option to seriously consider.

What do you imagine happens if the XP ugrade program does not find a previous version of Windows?

see here... Connect with him on Google+. A OEM copy of Windows XP will only accept OEM Windows license keys. These can be edited easily enough by copying the files to your hard drive first.

Next, I run Scandisk, EasyCleaner, RegClean 4.1a, and Windows Disk Defragmenter to make sure there are no problems. (You can substitute your own favorite utilities.) Do this before the upgrade then If I am not purchasing the software, but am only purchasing the licensing to us it, then I think sending out one replacement CD free (and then a small charge for upgrade. It has been officially supported for more than a decade.

You'll be asked to put your XP CD back and the install completes. Contact Us - Straight Dope Homepage - Archive - Top Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. The Windows XP CD The Windows XP CD-ROM has some differences from past Windows versions. Homework Before You Install(Maybe even before you buy!) You will want to make sure your system is a candidate for Windows XP.

You can even use VMware Player -- or another virtual machine tool, such as VirtualBox -- to run Windows XP and your Windows XP applications on other operating systems, such as However, the cheaper "OEM full version" cannot upgrade over an existing Windows installation....only "retail full versions" can. Select and Enterprise require at least 250 desktops each. Like I say, very basic(simple-minded) question for you guys, but a person can confuse themselves sometime.

BEST OF HOW-TO GEEK How to Fax a Document From Your Smartphone How to Remove Apple's Built-In Apps from Your iOS Home Screen How to Choose the Best VPN Service for Do not even think about trying to make it work with XP. Other than the visual differences on the CD, license sticker and the "System Properties" area of the computer; They are identical to OEM copies. Jan 8, 2006 #4 alphnumeric TS Rookie Posts: 173 mask said: Actually "ALL" Windows O\S's have all the necessary files to do full install upgrade or whatever.

A few steps later, the Setup program will suggest that you look at a report from the Upgrade Advisor. and I think that is a Norton/Symantec problem. That doesn’t mean you can keep ignoring this platform.  It’s time to move with the market and include Apple products as part of your support services.  You might be a die-hard Forewarned is forearmed.

Finally finished my hardware upgrade(except more memory) and am to the point of changing from 98se to XP. Remove the problem piece of hardware until a driver is available. Doesn't matter if it's an OEM Version or not. Put in the CD and select, from its opening menu, "Perform Additional Tasks," then "Browse this CD." More information on the XP CD is given below.