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jack-moran

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hi,
i was recently given an onld computer running a microsoft 98 operating system and i chose to use my windows xp cd i have to upgrade it. it works but is very very slow as the computer has only 64mb of ram and 530mhz processor. i have a windows 98 installation cd but no startup disk, would you recomend me trying to reinstall windows 98 if so would you be able to give me instructions or what upgrades would you recomend.

thanks jack. :tazz:
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wannabe1

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Hi Jack...

i chose to use my windows xp cd i have to upgrade it. it works but is very very slow as the computer has only 64mb of ram

First, Windows XP can only be legally installed on one machine per installation cd and second, 64 MB of RAM is just barely enough to run XP. If the XP you installed is an upgrade version, you should be able to uninstall it using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. If you are unable to do that, you can obtain a Windows 98SE bootdisk (Startup) HERE. Download it, double click on the file, and put a floppy disk in the floppy drive when prompted...this will create a startup disk you can use to format and reinstall Windows 98.

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Edited by wannabe1, 14 October 2005 - 01:17 PM.

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jack-moran

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thanks alot, ill let you know how i get on. :tazz:
thanks again
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My pleasure, Jack...keep me "posted" :tazz:

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hi again, i have just tried to do it, but i am completely lost, is there anywhere i can get a step by step guide, and btw is that bootdisk the whole version of windows 98 or will i have to use the cd aswell. Also do i put the disk in when the computer is starting or do i start xp and format the hard drive then start the pc with the disk in. thanks :tazz:
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Hello again...

First, let's try to uninstall XP.

Click Start and choose Control Panel in the right pane of the start up menu. Locate and double click on the icon for Add or Remove Programs to open it. Scroll down until you find Windows XP, select it (left click) and click on the Add/Remove button. Follow the prompts and restart your machine if prompted.

If this is successful, you will be left with Windows 98 on your machine.

Post back with your results...

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it wasnt an upgrade cd i used i used the proper windows xp disc and i copied it over the already windows disk with a new xp windows
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