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Old 01-07-2007, 09:01 PM   #1
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I need to upgrade a Windows 98 box to a Windows XP box. The problem is when I put in the cd and go to setup, there is no upgrade option, only a clean install option. Are there special copies that allow upgrading? Will I have to buy another copy with that option??

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Old 01-07-2007, 09:02 PM   #2
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I don't think you can upgrade from 98 to XP, you'll need to do a clean install.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:15 PM   #3
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i think you have to do a clean install.
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:16 AM   #4
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I don't think you can upgrade from 98 to XP, you'll need to do a clean install.

No, you can upgrade from Win98 to XP. It's 95 and lower that aren't.
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Old 01-08-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
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Yeah I knew that you could upgrade from 98 to XP, I just could not get that option when I went to install XP. Just wondering if anyone knows if you have to have the upgrade edition or if all copies of XP Pro should work.

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Old 01-12-2007, 01:15 PM   #6
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No, you can upgrade from Win98 to XP. It's 95 and lower that aren't.
Your right... I upgraded from 98 to XP on my older computer.

@Mortiscon: I just had the regular version, and it was pro too and it worked fine. Can you upgrade to something like 2000 and then go to XP... or try someone else's disc?

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Old 01-12-2007, 01:16 PM   #7
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No, you can upgrade from Win98 to XP. It's 95 and lower that aren't.
Your right... I upgraded from 98 to XP on my older computer.

@Mortiscon: I just had the regular version, and it was pro too and it worked fine. Can you upgrade to something like 2000 and then go to XP... or try someone else's disc?



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Offcourse You can upgrade from Win98 SE to Win Xp
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Heres a link to upgrade paths
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292607
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:12 AM   #10
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Well, if he has first edition, I found some information:

There a little discussion here with some links:
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...075cbdecee31af
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