I have tried installing Win98se over the top but get message this can't be done it needs upgrade discmanaged to borrow one but it still will not upgrade.Popped into local computer shop was told because the software installed was specically for HP machines I would probably have replace some parts ie motherboard etc and it wasn't worth doing any comments please. thanks Joe
"the software installed was specifically for HP machines I would probably have replace some parts ie motherboard etc" Sounds like they were trying to sell you a new computer. I'm running an HP Pavilion which originally had XP preinstalled on it. I didn't want that, so I reformatted the drive, loaded my Windows 98SE added another drive and now dual boot with Linux.
You can get all the necessary drivers from HP and the mobo drivers from the maker of the board, in my case Asus.
As far as upgrading goes, we did that to one of our computers at work that had Win 95 on it but in the end we clean installed Win 98SE, it worked much better.
Don't forget there's people here who will always help you.
VoG™, yes that does work from 95 to 98, but he wants to go from 98 to 98SE, at the back of my mind somewhere there's something about not being possble because the two aren't quite compatable, but having a senior moment I can't remember.