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john god

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Hi,
I would like to know the best way to completely uninstall windows 98se.
Than I want to install the full version of windows xp home edition.
Thank-You
John
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if you don't need to keep data just insert the XP disc, boot to it by accessing the boot menu of your BIOS (usually something like f11 f1 esc or DEL) XP will find your hard drive and you can select to delete the partition containing windows 98, then select the same partition to install windows on and tell it to format.

these are the requirements to run windows XP, with what I would recommend for smooth sailing (minimum)

PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended <RECOMMEND 1GHz AT LEAST>

128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)<RECOMMEND 256 AT LEAST>

1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*<RECOMMEND 20GB AT LEAST>

Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

CD-ROM or DVD drive

Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
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I recommend at least 512MB RAM. Once you get all the SP's on it won't work very well at all even with 256MB.

To get into the BIOS, it is usually F1 or F2 or Delete - I've only rarely seen it as F11 or Esc.
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Thanks for all your help.
Here,s my specs:
Dimension xps T700r
Windows 98se
Intel Pentium 3
128mb ram
CPU 700mhz
Disk Space 19gb
I got it in 2000.
Now I,m trying to do a full update to windows xp home.
I have 2 slots open. I was thinking of adding 256mb in each slot.
Would that be better to do when I add the xp?
Crucial Tech: Said the Max I can install is 768mb.
Would I need anything else to add?
Thanks for all your help,
John
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Why are you asking very same question here, and at ComputerHope?
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Sorry, but I wasn't sure I would be answered.
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Which one do you want to conitnue? There is no reason to employ two sets of people on different boards.
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Sorry for not getting back to you any sooner,
but I'm also looking for a job.
I think I started with computer hope first, so I'll go with that one.
Once again, sorry for any inconvience this may have causeed.
John God
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