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I want to upgrade my Win98 with WinXP, using Dell Reinstall Disk> I have my COA on my Win98. Will I have a problem? :tazz:
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ok......so this dell computer came with windows 98 installed? and you want to use the cd that it came with to upgrade to xp?
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No........My computer is NOT a Dell, it's an IBM Compat. A friend had an older Dell and purchased an WinXP Dell reinstall disk. But found the old 'puter ran too slow so bought a new one with XP installed and now has this Reinstall disk to give me. .... Said it should be Ok as long as I have My Win98 COA. Hoping I am making myself clear....
Thanks for your quick reply :tazz:
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nope...won't work....the restore disk will only work on the machine it came with.....now...if it's an actual copy of xp then that's another story..but if that disk says restore on it...or system recovery...then...nope
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I want to upgrade my Win98 with WinXP, using Dell Reinstall Disk> I have my COA on my Win98. Will I have a problem?  :tazz:

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Hi, Thanks again for your quick reply.
Looks to me it is an actual XP copy...as per his comments here..................." had purchased this upgrade for my aging Laptop which, after upgrading, became useless because it is so slow; not a fault of XP. I have replaced the laptop and no longer need the Windows XP Upgrade; which also means that the software license is no longer being used. I have the box, all books and manuals and of course the cd and CD Key"....
(my friend lives many miles away)
It seems I got the wrong message originally as it is NOT a DELL Reinstall disk. I suppose the question I am now asking is 'Can I use an upgrade version of XP to replace my originally purhased, with COA, Win98'
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