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Install XP professional over Windows 98, Big problem no un-locking Key

I have an older PC but it still works fine. The Problem over years I' ve
lost the un-locking key. How can I circumvent this problem and
install XP professional. I have a emachines T5246 which drives my
to return to yesteryear when windows worked.

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You have to reformat the hard from the xp cd when get to the part to delete partitons delete all partions then create a new partion then format to ntfs and most of the drives will come if not all if not you need to now the manufacture and model to get drives but reformat the harddrive first....

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Akilesh yadav hp laptop not install windows xp


If it is an older computer, the motherboard may not accept an XP installation. I have older desktops that will not accept an XP install but work fine with Win 98 and ME.

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If a "friend" of yours installed Windows XP Professional, using a "stolen" product-key, they have not done you a favour.

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Asking for a "product-key" is SOFTWARE PIRACY.

Note that Microsoft stopped issuing security-updates for Windows 98 several years ago, and will stop issuing security-updates for Windows 2000 after July 2010.

So, install Windows XP, or buy a new computer, and a newer version of Microsoft Windows (Vista or 7) will be preinstalled.

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I have lost my key code for my Microsoft Windows 98 and would like to find out if I can still use this older desktop.


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It probably won't work. Win 98 machines not only had older BIOS but also the processor was older and most importantly the video was older. XP may just not be able to recognize these parts. In my lab I use an old Dell laptop that was made specifically for Win 98. I was able to install XP but the graphics stay in four color mode as there were no drivers ever written for XP. Also the hard drive with XP was probably formated using NTFS while Windows 98 (unless modified) only recognizes FAT. Good luck and sorry

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its domnickr,
its so we can not install xp in model 1255 it will spoils your hard disk all you can install win98 ED 2 only..... so its wise not to try it and reinstall using win 98 install disk. if format is not possible do format using Fdisk command.
step 1 :enter dos floppy
restart ur lap enter from insulation option.
chance boot perority to floppy disk ie Shift +.
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enter fdisk in commant
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Big problem no windows 98 un-locking Key


if the windows xp isn't an upgrade from 98 then it will install on your computer over the 98 without problem, bearing in mind that all information on the disk will be lost once you format it with the disk, but if it's an upgrade disk you might have to check with your friends to see if they have the same version of 98, the other thing if the computer came with 98 installed the product key should be on the case on the back or the side is normal postioning for this altho some techs use to put in the inside of the case.
hope this helps.

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I have the Windows 98 disk not have lost the key codes, I am trying to reinstall this onto a new hard drive with no operating system so I can then upgrade to windows xp, help anyone?


You don't need a windows 98 disk to install XP. It will load directly from your Cd drive. You have to set the bios to be the first boot disk. It is much easier to install XP on an empty drive than to upgrade.

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