Upgrade to OS System

  Steve0739 11:01 27 Oct 2004

I have a 40gig hard drive, partitioned in to 2 x 20. C drive is on Windows 98 SE, with about 15 gig of irreplaceable material. D drive is empty. I would like to change the OS to Windows XP. How can I go about this without losing any of my material ?

  cherria 11:13 27 Oct 2004

you have a choice. You can either install XP as a second operating system and not touch the C drive thus making your PC dual boot win 98 and XP or you can upgrade the OS.

Either of those should not touch any files you have stored on the C drive.

  Steve0739 11:21 27 Oct 2004

The thing I am concerned about is that Windows XP is NTFS Format, with Windows 98SE being FAT 32.
Will I be able to transfer information between the two without corruption or loss.

  cherria 11:58 27 Oct 2004

XP can be installed on FAT32. You do not have to move to NTFS.

If you upgrade, or install onto a disk that is already FAT32 XP will be quite happy.

I have installed XP as dual boot on a FAT32 partition, I then converted this to NTFS but can still happily read all files on my existing FAT32 c: Drive which has Win98 and all my old files on it.

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