Hi guys, I am going to try to resurrect an old desktop tower which had Win 98 - belonging to a friend. I have the old 10Gb hard drive at my place and re-formatted it on my desktop (using a usb enclosure) NTFS. I am planning to re-install '98 and then upgrade to ME, I have both original OS CD's. The old machine has been empty, ie no hard drive, and unused for about a year or a little more. I have a spare new mobo battery if needed. My friends only intend to use it (if I can get it working) for small print jobs, recipes/club letters and the like - their main PC is a new Vista tower, which they have now had for about nine months.
Am I likely to meet any problems, particularly re NTFS - '98/ME?
I am being picked-up by them in half an hour, so any response to this needs to be fairly quick - sorry about the short notice! Any takers ??
Old machine successfully brought back to life, with Win ME. Old Cannon scanner set up and Epson (USB) printer all working great. Plus a few useful programs to get them started again - will be going along later to set it up wirelessly with their present setup (Vista desktop with BT HomeHub).