Last year I inherited an oldish PC running Windows 98, and I now wanted to upgrade the OS, probably to Win98 Special Edition. This mainly because I have found that some downloads/digicams etc require it. Is Win98SE worth it, or could the PC cope with ME or Win2000? Basic spec is AMD 333Mhz chip, 250MB RAM and around 2Gb HD space remaining.
What exactly gets over written when installing new "older" 98SE OS software. e.g. for the last year I have been downloading the Windows software updates; would any of this be replaced? I was also wondering whether in fact some of the improvements one would get with 98SE come via the 'back door' with some of these updates. Wishful thinking probably:-) At around £120 mark the software is not too cheap.
As I recall, there is a problem is using a full installation disc for either Win-98SE or Win-ME to upgrade a previous existing installation of an earlier version of Windows. That`s why the boxes say "For PCs without windows".
You should use an upgrade disc. I seem to recall that there is a way round this, but for for the life of me I cannot remember. Perhaps someone can.