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Re: WANTING TO UP GRADE FROM A 98 TO XP
Which device, specifically, is the computer saying is working? Is it when you try to run the CD? A software program shouldn't have anything to do with a device, unless you're talking about a video game controller or something along those lines.
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other than getting a version of xp put on to the system you cant do much if you have a version of disk and product key and have plenty of rom and hdd space you can use virtual pc from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/ its free software from microsoft its good software and it does'nt effect your computers original system ive had the same problem i have vista as well its a pain
The only way you can upgrade your Operating System is by installing a new version. Windows XP would be your best option. You can get a genuine Windows XP from a computer store, online or from a friend who can give it to you for free.
Most (game) programs require the use of a "game" disc as a means of reducing piracy (by requiring that the disc is present, it eliminates the "here install this game, it's fun and free" type of piracy). That being said, there are programs that allow you to circumvent this protection, and some of them even work. I would not recommend it however.
Have you tried booting the system with the restore disk, well it should reformat the system before it installs a fresh copy of windows 98 so you should back-up data before proceeding and check the boot sequence in your bios, set the first boot device to CD/DVD.
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.