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Need to know how can I upgrade from windows 98 to windows xp professional

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Hi there hickstandica,

Windows 98, 98 S.E. and Windows Millenium Edition are all upgradeable to Windows XP Professional.

Now, I'm not being a smart *** when I say this;
What you need to purchase is the 'Windows XP Professional Upgrade'.
It will not only save you some cash (over $100.00) over the 'New Installation' version, its install procedures save all your existing files and programs. You won't be needing to re-invent the wheel.

Important Note: Don't format anything. Don't delete the old version.
The upgrade will only work if it finds one of the three versions of Windows pre-existing on the machine or you have the original CD's.

All you need to do is put in the CD. It will walk you through the upgrade.

Click the ASK button under my name if you have any trouble along the way.
Mike

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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    Justin Case Oct 09, 2008

    Thanks for the rating
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Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional • PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
• 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)
• 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*
• Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
• CD-ROM or DVD drive
• Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

you may/will also need software drivers for all hardware eg: printer,sound card, video card...good to gather BEFORE you upgrade.
Soooo, if you have the required compnents and some free time and a little patience it can be done.
Just buy a xp pro cd if you haven't one already and git er done..

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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