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Downgrading from ME to 98 SE


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coffeedrinker

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I don't think it will be a big deal, but would rather check with this board on downgrading. I got a good deal on this COMPAQ 8755C. It's a 800, 30 gig HD, 256 RAM, CD-R and DVD ROM. Should be a good X-Mas gift for my brother.

The seller didn't have the recovery disks and took off XP. He said that it will work with any Windows system.

BUT..after I bought it, told him that I was installing Windows 98 SE on it. He told me that he will send me a driver disk with everything on it for 98 SE. I checked the HP site, which is always a waste of time. To see if I could buy the recovery disks for it. Looked at this model and it said something that I have not seen before. It said that this computer was made ONLY for Windows ME. UH?? :tazz:

Is this going to be a factor? Or can I install Win 98 SE on it? Sure would be nice to give it to my brother by Christmas.

Thanks for any advise

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday season. :)

Bill
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Did the computer come with the manufacture asset tag still attached to the computer? If it did, you should be able to look up/download all the drivers using the asset tag number.

I don't think you should have a problem installing Win98SE on the computer although some hardware do require the newer OS'. I would say, just try it... you have nothing to lose. Just make sure you download all the correct drivers from the Compaq site.
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Thanks makai, haven't gotten it yet, but will check the machine for the asset tag. The seller as a disk with all the drivers on it, have to wait and see.
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Ok, well post back if GTG can be of any assistance. Good luck!
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