Can't install Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade



Jim
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
When I attempt to install Windows Xp Home Edition Upgrade to my Windows 98SE
version, the setup process repeatedly shuts down the computer during the
configuring process. What is the error?

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Probably some incompatible hardware driver. There is an "Upgrade Advisor" on the setup CD autostartup menu.

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"Jim" <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:136EDAD0-61AC-419E-A55E-8711A0594307@microsoft.com...
> When I attempt to install Windows Xp Home Edition Upgrade to my Windows 98SE
> version, the setup process repeatedly shuts down the computer during the
> configuring process. What is the error?

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 01:38 AM
Jim wrote:
> When I attempt to install Windows Xp Home Edition Upgrade to my Windows 98SE
> version, the setup process repeatedly shuts down the computer during the
> configuring process. What is the error?


Have you made sure that your PC's hardware components are capable
of supporting WinXP? This information will be found at the PC's
manufacturer's web site, and on Microsoft's Windows Catalog:
(http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx) Additionally, run
Microsoft WinXP Upgrade Advisor to see if you have any incompatible
hardware components or applications.

You should, before proceeding, take a few minutes to ensure that
there are WinXP device drivers available for all of the machine's
components. There may not be, if the PC was specifically designed for
Win98/Me. Also bear in mind that PCs designed for, sold and run fine
with Win9x/Me very often do not meet WinXP's much more stringent
hardware quality requirements. This is particularly true of many
models in Compaq's consumer-class Presario product line or HP's
consumer-class Pavilion product line. WinXP, like WinNT and Win2K
before it, is quite sensitive to borderline defective or substandard
hardware (particularly motherboards, RAM and hard drives) that will
still support Win9x.

HOW TO Prepare to Upgrade Win98 or WinMe
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q316639

Upgrading to Windows XP
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpupgrad.htm

HOW TO Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation When You
Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q310064


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Can't install Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade