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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Re: Install XP professional over Windows 98, Big problem...
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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Yes, you could still use your older desktop. Most probably you could reformat your pc and install the more advance operating system like windows 2000 or xp. It depends on the specification of your desktop.
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
You cannot install 98 directly on your system slave drive, but there is a way to install it.
1) disconnect your primary drive 2) make your slave drive as primary. 3) install 98 4) Connect your actual primary drive again and start your system
XP records your mac id of your motherboard and 98 does not records, the other way is, you can install both the OPS on your one primary drive by creating different partitions, you will need to full format your drive first.
1) Full format your primary drive. 2) Create partitions. 3) Install 98. 4) Install XP in different drive of your same hard disk
You will be able to see both your OPS when you start your system.
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.
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.
if you have windows 98 boot disk put that in, the firt thing you do is to go to f-disk and change the partions in it, then format c: drive. take out disk in A drive put in New windows XP CD and restart. the disk will run and install itself. and thats it. right now your partions are set to read only windows 95, 98, there are 2 options to choose from I belive the one you need is 32.