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New System and WinXP Upgrade Edition- Install Win98 Fir

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I'm about to power up a new system I've built. I have Windows XP, upgrade (Home) edition. Is there any need or advantage in installing Win98(SE) first on a seperate partition? Any upsides or downsides to that?Thanks,Bruce.

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Guest georgi55

It will be disadvantage if youinstall 98 first.Some people are forced to isntall 98 first and then upgrate to Xp because of their hardware issues,but since you've built a new computer, I suspect you will have new hardware, so go ahead and do a clean install of XP.Good luck :)

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Thanks- so do I just show XP the Win98 CD (and key), when it looks for the old OS?Thanks,Bruce.

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Guest DNelson

Yes, the XP installer will prompt you to insert the Win98 CD at some point during the installation.If you have plenty of hard drive space (or 2 HD's) and want to still have access to Win98, you could set up a dual boot system. First partition your hard drive into at least two partitions (C and D) Then install Win98 on the C partition (Win 9x and ME must be installed on the C: drive only). Then you can install XP on the D: partition or drive. XP will see Win 98 on the C drive and so will not require the CD to be inserted as proof of eligibility. You will have a "clean" install of XP on the D drive. A clean install is almost always better than installing over the top of an existing OS.Dan

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