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
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.
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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