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Upgrade from w 98 to XP

I would like to upgrade my XE3 GC from W 98 to XP but I'm afraid about drivers. Does anyone have experience with this? Do you know the procedure?

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Thanks for your answers I will try...

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If your laptop still have its own installation cd's. Nothing to worry. however if none. you could download drivers from manufacturers. They got several online supports to help customers.

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I can't install any kind of os aside from windows xp,what is the problem?my laptop is a centrino model... me,tnx...

I'm assuming that you are upgrading XP to Win 7 just a guess. You have to download the upgrade advisor from Microsoft first it will set the upgrade in motion. Click Here to get the upgrade download. If you have computer experience with computer upgrading there are other ways to go about it however you will have to completely wipe the drive and set the disc in the drive and make sure it boots to DVD or CD ROM as the first boot. So if you are not good at this go with the advisor purchase a legal copy of Win 7 so that you have a legal serial.
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Need drivers for windows 98 os

hi...are you sure u need to use the windows 98..? i think their is no other way to find any driver for win 98 for your solution is use the other OS like a win XP....thanks and good luck

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Upgrade NEC Versa VX

You can insert the Windows XP CD while logged on Win 98 and run a test from the CD. Obviously you need a larger Hard Disk and at least 126 MB RAM to bring XP to a usable speed. You can look for RAM upgrade options in this page.

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Upgraded to vista and lost my sound card driver

Download sound driver and install it:
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post back if anything changes and vote all answers.

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Feb 07, 2009 | HP OmniBook XE3 Notebook

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USB Memory stick

Sandisk usually sells memory sticks that are backward comaptible with win 98, but more than likely you will have to go to their website to find the driver because it will not be included. I have a 256 MB memory stick from sandisk that also has a driver for win98. I know this because I've used it on a win 98 machine. Once again, I had to go to the support page on the Sandisk website to find the driver.

As for the upgrade, you can probably upgrade to XP for $200 or less, without having to upgrade hardware.

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It depends on the model and it's capabilities. Most machine designed for or that have Windows 98 on them are only upgradable to Windows XP. Some don't have the capabilities to run XP, and none of them have the capabilities to Vista. If you will post the make, model, hard drive size, and the amount of memory of your laptop, I'll be able to tell you if it's upgradeable, what is required for the upgrade, and the approx cost.

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Installing XP in a HP OmniBook XE3

Upgrades are probably limited on that machine except for a bigger hard drive.

512 should be enough.

Jul 24, 2008 | HP OmniBook XE3 Notebook

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Upgrade cpu

i don't really know if you can or not, but if you laptop is slow then try cleaning and removing programs adding ram ect... last thing i would do is take it apart your apt to have more problems after wards and the life of a laptop is not that great so i would do all i could with it then get a new one when the time calls.

Nov 27, 2007 | HP OmniBook XE3 Notebook

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