Queries about upgrading from Win98SE to XP

  corc2 23:33 24 Oct 2003

I know that this has probably been asked before but here goes.
I want to upgrade to XP but need advice.
1. My version of Win98SE was already installed and I don't have a disc. Can I still upgrade to XP with this type of installation?
2. Does the upgrade merely change windows files or do you need to wipe HDD first (backing up all documents first?
Any other advice appreciated.

  woody 23:42 24 Oct 2003

A format and full reload of xp is by far the best way.

  smegs 23:45 24 Oct 2003

Just what do U mean by "upgrade to XP"? Do U wnat the "Upgrade Disk" or a "Full Install" Disk? If U R buying a full install disk, then U will B able to Formatt Ur hard drive first, then Insatll Xp. If U R only Upgrading to Xp, then NO. If at anytime U need to format, U will need the 98 disks.

  Djohn 01:56 25 Oct 2003

Yes you can. I too thought you would need the actual CD disk, but if you read this link in full, it will explain how to do either an upgrade or a clean install of XP from your PC, even though you don't have the disk, as long as the 98se is on your system.

A clean install is best, and this can be done from the upgrade CD, but read the link fully for the way to do it. click here

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