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Stone

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I am running XP on my laptop with no problems, and am thinking about switching from 98 to XP on my desktop. I have never upgraded an OS on a PC before, and am wondering how well the upgrades work. Is it better to re-format the hard drive and start over, or do the upgrade versions work as well? I don't have the desire or time to start everything from scratch, so I only want to switch if I can install the upgrade version. BTW, in regards to the other thread, Athena works great with XP.

Thanks for any advice.
 

Neil (Texas)

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Switched from WinME to WinXP without any glitches. However, there may be some issues upgrading from Win98 to WinXP. Check some of the user groups for input.
 

George W Dodd

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Michael

I've found that things work better with a new install. If you have room you could add a second drive and install xp on it. Or you can set up a dual boot configuration.
If interested let me know and I will send some web-links that have great info about doing this.
 

Stone

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George,

That would definitely be appreciated. My e-mail is [email protected]
Or, you can put them directly on this thread if that is easier.


Thanks

Michael
 
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George,

I'd be interested in the same Web links you mentioned to the previous poster, but would prefer to see them on the Forum.

Thomas N. Morgan
Ocala, FL
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Is it better to re-format the hard drive and start over, or do the upgrade versions work as well?

My tech assures me that loading over the top of 98 will leave some squirrels in the OS. He said you might never know for weeks until something quirky happens. Also said often have to reload printer and Adobe software after upgrading.

ter
 

airphoto

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I like the phrase, Terrel ..

It's always good practise to re-format and re-load any version of WinDoze, as it appears to be designed to leave those lil squirrels (or chipmunks) in any version of WinDoze ..
 

Judy Whitehead (Florida)

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This thread answered some of the questions that I had.....I want to treat myself to a new computer this winter and was going to install XP - I now run 98.

I also have two computers networked to mine (the host) with a "switch" and they have 98 on them. Does anyone have any experience with a setup where the host is XP and leaving the two networked ones 98? Or should I reformat them to XP?

Whenever I have upgraded or changed computers, my computer guy simply stores the data in one of the networked computers, then moves it back to the host when it is set up. I am too too chicken to try all of this on my own!
 

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Judy,

I've actually had dos programs/dos-based computer linked to WinDoze servers .. you'll have no problem. Here have Win98SE laptop linked w/WinDoze2kPro server via wireless network ..
 
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