XP Update



Calmi
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
I have Windows 98 running on my home computer and i would like to update to
XP. Can i use the normal XP CD to update, or do i have to buy XP Update?
Thanks.

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
Hi,

A retail Full or Upgrade edition will do the upgrade. A retail OEM Full
version will not, they are for clean installations only.

Upgrade advice:
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpupgrad.htm

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Calmi" <Calmi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FB0D1D36-D3FA-498D-8660-B79F4DDCD60F@microsoft.com...
>I have Windows 98 running on my home computer and i would like to update to
> XP. Can i use the normal XP CD to update, or do i have to buy XP Update?
> Thanks.

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
In news:FB0D1D36-D3FA-498D-8660-B79F4DDCD60F@microsoft.com,
Calmi <Calmi@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I have Windows 98 running on my home computer and i would like
> to
> update to XP. Can i use the normal XP CD to update, or do i
> have to
> buy XP Update? Thanks.


I'm not sure what you mean by the "normal" CD; there's no CD
that's called that. There are three kinds of XP installation CDs:

1. Full Retail

2. Upgrade Retail

3. OEM.

You can use either of the first two, but not an OEM version,
which can only do a clean installation.

Since you own a copy of a qualifying version, you should buy the
Upgrade CD, since it's considerably cheaper than the Full
version, and it contains exactly the same software.

Realize that when you do an upgrade, however unlikely, it's
always possible that something might go wrong. For that reason
it's prudent to be sure you have a backup of anything you can't
afford to lose before beginning.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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