With a slight caution. You will need the 98se CD to do the upgrade, not a restore CD. To the best of my knowledge a restore CD will not be recognised when inserted to be checked for qualifying O/S. I may be wrong on this. j.
Are you sure this will be OK? on all up-grades that I have seen being done, you are asked to insert the CD for it to be scanned. This is regardless of whether or not the current O/S is still on the hard drive or been removed. j.
Yes. I have had no problems at all with the seven machines (Compaqs and NEC's) that we have here. All came with an OEM recovery disc. All machines were restored to factory state using the recovery discs, and then the XP upgrade disc was applied to each one.
Every one upgraded successfuly.
If you are trying to install an upgrade XP disc to a clean formatted hard drive, then you will be asked for a qualifying disc.