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When you overlay 98, doesn't it usually give you the option of putting it in "Windows 2" rather than "C:\Windows" or something like that? This system belongs to my sister-in-law and I'm dead meat if I lose any of her goodies. I updated a system to XP one time by starting it from the boot and it erased the old OS.
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With 98 you have to use fdisk to do a partition/format work...this will bypass that operation thereby preserving the goodies. A parallel install will leave you with gobs of copy/paste/delete to do and drivers to find and install.
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O.K. I'm gonna do it. I'll post again when it gets done. Thanks.
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Setup asked me about saving existing files and I said yes. Can I delete them when this is complete?
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By the way, this case I'm using has three lights on the front. Power, hard drive and one that looks like a thunder bolt or something. Any idea what that is for? There are wires coming from it, but I have no idea where to put them.
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Yes...you can delete them later. It's just system files so they could have been overwritten, too.

Some older machines had a "Turbo" setting and unless the motherboard you have supports this old technology, there may not be a place for the leads. They would connect to the front panel bus on the MoBo which is where the PWR and HDD lights connect to the MoBo.
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That's probably it. This case is rather aged. Of course the mobo is new, so I don't recon it has any turbo on/in it.
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I never found much value in the turbo setting anyway.

Everything installing smoothly? The only drivers you should have to install after this is the motherboard...the others should be there. I guess we'll burn that bridge when we get there.
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HEY, HEY!!! Everything is GOOD! I am now installint the mobo drivers. Then I'll go to XP PRO - I hope. Thank You again for your help. If I run into anymore probs, I'll get back to you. Thanx, wannabe1.
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You're quite welcome! :whistling:

I'll be around here somewhere...just give me a shout.
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:whistling: Great work, Wannabe!! :blink:
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OOPS! I still get a message at boot that says "IDE Channel 0 no 80 conductor cable installed", but it goes on to windows. Is that a problem? How do I get rid of it? Everything else is real good.
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Pick up a new IDE cable for the HDD. The new motherboard doesn't care for the old cable. Very inexpensive.
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A new one came with the mobo. I'll use it and let you know. Thanx.
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There ya go... :whistling:

:blink: You ought to win something...this is post 8000 for me :help:

Edited by wannabe1, 21 November 2006 - 01:50 AM.

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