Windows 98 how to upgrage to windows XP

  sparkie1 06:46 04 Jul 2004
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I am fairly new to computing and have been told that I need to upgrade from Windows 98SE to Windows XP Home Edition. Is this a simple task, do I just get an upgrade disk or do I have to reformat and start again?

  hillybilly 06:56 04 Jul 2004

First thing is to make sure your pc can take XP whats the spec of your machine?

  Rogerfredo 10:14 04 Jul 2004

If you go to the microsoft site, and windows XP, you will see all the info you need about upgrading.
If your system is up to it, I would buy an OEM version of the full XP Home CD, and reformat.
These are available for about £60, but you might have to purchase some other piece of computing equipment with it to satisfy the legislation (I bought a cheap mouse).
The only difference between the OEM version and the "Stand alone" version is that you don't get the after sales free help.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:25 04 Jul 2004

Spec would appear to be fairly irrelevant, I have used a 166/64Mb machine that has been upgraded to XP and it is reasonably fast.

G

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