Upgrading from Windows 98 to XP

  Baslla321 16:18 26 Jun 2003

I have windows 98 350MHZ MMX Intel Pentium 2.Is it difficult to uninstall Windows 98 and install Windows XP Pro ? Do I have to change or replace any other hardware? Does Microsoft or anyone have a booklet explaining how to do it, step by step? Or shall I get a professinal IT technician to do it? Any suggestions are most welcome.

  Jester2K II 16:23 26 Jun 2003

What is the rest of the spec?

Hard Drive, etc

  St.Anger 16:27 26 Jun 2003

IMO i think (from the specs you've given) that XP would be very sluggish and personally i wouldn't install XP on a P2 350.

  Baslla321 16:49 26 Jun 2003

Specifications are Intel 440BX AGPset, 256 SDRAM 100MHZ, 512KB internal Cache, Asus V7100 32MB graphic Card, Sound Blaster Live EF40, Direct X 9, Supra Max 56K modem, American Megatrends plc Amibios motherhead type R1.3

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:35 26 Jun 2003

If your system is running OK there is no earthly reason to 'upgrade'. However it does seem a little slow for XP and your scanner. printer, modem etc., may not work. I have put XP on 350Mhz computers and they run slower then Rudetski.


  Baslla321 10:31 27 Jun 2003

Thanks all 4 yr advise. I wanted to upgrade b'cos MSN Messenger only works with Webcam, face to face & voice, on XP and not 98. I like to see my daughter in Canada, sometimes! But I will not do it.

  Danoh 11:13 27 Jun 2003

Baslla321; I'm sure you do not need XP just so that you could run a WebCam with audio (voice). Create a new thread (start a new subject) with that as a heading and I'm sure there will be many here who can give advice (Unfortunately I'm not experienced in this area). I would also imagine that for good WebCam video you may also need broadband.

  Confab 12:53 27 Jun 2003

Got MSM Messenger, win98 and webcam. All work fine together. You'll find Broadband a HUGH advantage though.


  Baslla321 17:17 27 Jun 2003

Confab.....Please Do u work face to face or just voice? My daughter gets my picture as she has broadband and XP, but I only have dial up/56K modem and Win98, I only managed to see her once for a few seconds. MSN Messenger keeps telling me to stop trying "face to face" and just go om Voice only.

  Jester2K II 17:23 27 Jun 2003

Baslla321 - Dial Up is way to slow to be practical for webcams. her connection is fast but yours is still too slow...

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