Upgraded to XP, can I un install win98SE

  daisy2bell 08:45 15 Jan 2005
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I have finaly managed to upgrade from win98SE to XP home, and touch wood everything seems to be working fine. If I have no problems over the next month or 2, I would like to un instal win98SE as I believe the computer would then be quicker.
When I go to Disk cleanup, it lists Win98/ME instalation files 572.156k (total amount of disk space I would gain by deleting these files would be 3.057KB)
It says that they can be removed if I do not plan to install win98/ME again)
My question is, is it wise/safe to do this, and would the computer run faster.
800/256
Thanks

  matt1234 08:51 15 Jan 2005

well i did exactly the same as you and left it about 6 months before i did that (just to make sure it ran ok)

But other wise it is fine to remove those files as long as you know xp works fine!!!

matt

  daisy2bell 08:52 15 Jan 2005

Oh, I forgot to ask, If i install SP2 what do I have to do if anything before I download/install I.E. do I have to disable anything like for instance AV Firewall etc
Thanks

  matt1234 08:59 15 Jan 2005

make sure u do defragment and a scan disc!!! during the install DONT have any apps running!!!

You wont have to disable any firewalls

***IF YOU HAVE ANY APPS THAT USED TO RUN ON 98 AND THEY WORK THEY MAY NOT WORK ON SP2*** (THIS ONLY APPLYS TO OLD APPS)

good luck installing sp2

matt

  hssutton 10:18 15 Jan 2005

daisy2bel. Whatever you do, do not disable your firewall etc. I reformatted my drive, reloaded XP-Pro, then went to Microsoft to reactivate windows and finished up with a screenful of icons most of them of a pornographic nature + the Netsky virus.

  daisy2bell 15:23 15 Jan 2005

Thanks. Just a couple more questions.
"make sure u do defragment and a scan disc!!! during the install DONT have any apps running!!!"

How do I stop any apps running in XP (in win98 I went to Ctrl alt delete and closed down apps)


***IF YOU HAVE ANY APPS THAT USED TO RUN ON 98 AND THEY WORK THEY MAY NOT WORK ON SP2*** (THIS ONLY APPLYS TO OLD APPS)

Such as?

Thanks

  freaky 16:20 15 Jan 2005

XP Home when istalling gives you the opportunity to run 'Compatibilty.....something (can,t remember exact phrase...long since I did the upgrade !)

Anyway, this will give a list of programs and hardware installed on your computer that might have problems running in XP.

You can print this out, it also explains what you can do.

  Completealias 16:48 15 Jan 2005

Old games etc can have probs running in XP you can use the program compability wizard to make XP act like 98 but it doesn't always work. If the program is installed right click on the exe file then selected the compatability tab theres a tick box and a drop down list to specify which os you want xp to act like. Other wise its in start / all progs / accesories. You can then get it to run files for a cd-rom etc whilst acting like 98.

You can still use ctrl-alt-del to close down any apps make sure you shut down apps running in the system tray normally done by right clicking on the icon and choosing exit or stop or disable etc

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