Windows XP-Upgrade or Full Version-Home or Pro?

  Parsley 21:11 11 Feb 2003

I use Win98SE and am quite happy with it, but am getting the urge to change to XP (the challenge).

1) Should I go for the full version and do a clean install and have all the hassle of reinstalling my software or would an upgrade version be better and hope (the challenge) that things go smoothly??!

2) I assume that if I ever need to reinstall the upgrade I would have to reinstall Win 98 first each time.

3) Is XP Pro worth the extra money?

4) Is it possible to get either on the Microsoft Student Licensing or am I really beginning to lose it??!!

All opinions welcomed as I seem unable to make a firm decision! Thanks for your input.

  jazzypop 21:33 11 Feb 2003

1) Clean install

2) No - you will just be prompted to insert the W98 disk at some point, to prove you have it

3) Not unless you have specific or complex networking or security needs

4) Yes - try Simply

Make sure you run the system checker on the MS website, to see whether your current hardware and software is ompatible.

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