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There is no more XP on sale. You have to buy vista. But if you ran 98 i dont think its a good to turn to Vista coz the hardware that you need for vista hare off the roof.

better option to buy if you have the option.

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Its best to buy the full version of windows xp and do a full installation.

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  • Ekse Aug 11, 2008

    xp is sold on ebay atleast
    www.ebay.com


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If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system onit yet try these:

Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed:

Boot Windows 98
Insert the XP CD into your CD reader
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