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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-23-2002, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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I NEED HELP WITH XP!!!!!!!!!!

I purchased XP upgrade ($99) for my Win 98se machine. I want to format the C: drive and do a clean install. Can this be done? I have the 98se CD and key.

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No it cant because you bought the upgrade and not the full version. So the thing is windows 98 has to be installed first then you can upgrade to windows xp.

Do only way to format and start out windows xp is to buy the full version. SOrry :(
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Not sure about XP...but wth previous versions of windows upgrades, you could do a clean install. It would stop and ask that you insert the previous windows CD to verify that you do own it. I don't see why they would have stopped this with XP....
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As far as I know, Intrepid99 is correct. You can do a clean install... it will ask you to insert a windows98 media... then from there it should do the XP install without having to install 98. I don't even think it asks for a 98 key.
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Thank's for the info guys. I formated my hard drive before I went to work today. So we will see if it works.

I will let you know.
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Intrepid99 is correct. This has been a feature of the upgrade versions of all Microsoft Operating Systems since at least Windows 3.x ---> Windows 95. I also seem to remember being able to do this using DOS but that has been many many moons ago.

For detailed steps on just some of the methods to do so, just go here.
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Thank's CJ. I will give it a try tonight.
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I know this is off topic but...

Your avitar looks familiar mlfca, is that the police car from the "Mad Max: Road Warrior" movie? Damn that is one sweet Ford! Of course the Interceptor (1973 XB GT Ford Falcon Coupe) is much better.
http://www.madmaxmovies.com/

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You are correct sir.

I picked up the Ltd. Ed of Mad Max DVD. Great film.

By the way, the supercharger on the Interceptor, FAKE. It never worked.

By the DVD, it has the original sound track from Australia (spelling, f-me).
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Yeah, I know all about that stuff.

It might have been fake, but at least the engine was a 351 Windsor with 300hp.
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Well, I tried what the instruction that I got off of the web site CJ recomended and it did not work. I installed a compact version of 98se then XP. What I later discovered is that 98se was put on C: while XP went to my F: drive (I have my drive partitioned)??????

So, the question is, can I move the files from F: to C: and erase 98se? Also, when I boot up it gives me a choice to run xp or 98se. Is that a good or a bad thing?

I also could not get me DSL up. I was on the phone with Earthlink tec support for 90min Until I finally fixed it by setting up my machine to be on a network, even though I do not have a network :mad:

I will keep you posted.
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congratulations you have successfully created a dual boot system!! unfortunatly that is not what you wanted to do. rather than copy info from one drive to the other I would Fdisk the entire drive again as one large partition and redo the install being sure to choose the option to "overwrite" the existing partition on FAT file system

dont bother with thte win98 install, fdisk, format and then boot from XP CD, dont run the 98 CD unless prompted
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How do I boot from the CD? It always goes for the A: drive first?

Also, what is the diffrence with fdisk and just plain formating each drive, which is what I did?
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it will not work because he has the upgrade version of XP not the full. So windows 98 must be installed first youll see
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it will not work because he has the upgrade version of XP not the full. So windows 98 must be installed first youll see
I don't think so....I've done it already twice, have you tried it?
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