We have two "extra" machines (a Sony VAIO laptop and a mongrel desktop) that we've *finally* have decided should be upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows XP Home. Nothing like rushing into it! :-) Anyway we discovered a page somewhere on the vast Microsoft site that says an upgrade is possible. The question is: How do we accomplish this upgrade? Can we just get the upgrade edition of XP and load it? Are there any tricks to this? Neither of us has ever upgraded an operating system. Please assume we know nothing!! :-) TIAYes you can us a Windows XP Upgrade version to upgrade overtop of an existing Windows 98 setup. Sometimes this goes very well and other times it can be a problem. Here is a page on upgrading http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/upgrade_tips
destroy my Linux partition?" Reply #2: All you need to do is launch Windows 98, then insert the Windows XP Upgrade CD in the CD Drive, then select the default "Upgrade" setup option (and not 'New Installation'), and XP will perform the upgrade over Win 98 without touching your Linux partition. HOW TO: Install Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;316941 HOW TO: Prepare to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;316639 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;310064&Product=winxp Troubleshooting Windows
I just tried to upgrade from XP Standard to XP Pro, and I received the following error message: Setup was unable to start tbsrv because of the following error. OpenService (tabsrv) returned error 1060(424). I haven't been able to find anything about this yet, and I can't continue the upgrade until this problem is resolved. I haven't had the computer long but for some reason, I was unable to backup my files before trying the upgrade. I went ahead with it anyway because, while it would be annoying to lose some of the things I have on the system, there is nothing I can't afford to lose. tjHave you tried rebooting and seeing if the install will pick up and continue? Also ensure that you have disconnected unnecessary peripherals like scanners, camera, printers etc.
After upgrading from 98se to XP Profesional all my files are set up under documents & settings then "unknown user" even tho I put my name "RC" in as administrator account to begin install. It will not allow me to change this folder name. How can I change this folder from "unknown user" to "RC"?If I were you, I would turn your computer on and off several times within a few seconds. Then, give it a swift kick on the left side, not the right. Now chant "Windows rocks, windows rocks" and your problem is solved! Happy computing! user" to folder
I just purchased the Windows XP upgrade edtition for my PC. However, when I went to install the OS, the options for installation were: Upgrade AND Full Install. Basically, I bought the upgrade and had the option to fully install Windows XP. I took the full install option (I already checked for compatilbility), and it proceeded to install. Well, everything went smoothly and now XP is installed. The computer never even asked for my old Windows ME disk! Not sure why. My question is why is it that I paid only to upgrade but successfully completed a full install? Did they screw up? AlanThe upgrade and full are the same OS. The upgrade just checks for your previous qualifying OS.
OK I'm frustrated enough to beg for help Helped my neighbor upgrade his P3 from ME to XP. Package was an upgrade so to make sure there were no troubles I formated the HD then put ME on, then did a normal install for XP upgrade. No issues. Only problem is that the DVD drive only works for the CD or DVD that boots up with it. The CD-RW can't read a disk that it created and the floppy can't format a disk (keeps giving an error - cannot complete the operation at the very end). When accessed, none of these drives will work a short time after the computer has been booted up - gives an "unauthorized action" error
Hi, I want to buy the XP upgrade but my 98 upgrade CD was broken a while ago and I threw it away. (On a side note is it legitimate for me to use this as a qualifying media?) I still have the EULA and CD key for the 98 upgrade and I am wondering if I could use a friend's 98 retail edition CD when the installation asks for a qualifying cd, but use my CD key instead of his. Any help is appreciated.Hello it will not ask for a key code you will just have to put the CD in and that is it and there is nothing illegal about it for you are still licensed for 98
I have a laptop that has XP home installed and I want to upgrade it to XP Pro. When I look at the XP Pro upgrades it doesn't specify that you can upgrade from XP home, they only list the other Windows OSs. Is it possible to use this same upgrade to take me from Home edition to Pro edition? If not, is there one to do this?Yes, XP Pro will upgrade the Home Edition. I guess MS didn't think many people would perfer the Pro over the Home (or need it) so they didn't include this in the possible systems to upgrade.
I had posted about this before and still haven't figured out how to fix this problem yet. I have three XP machines running that all had the standby option originally working. In my third machine, in which I had recently installed a XP upgrade from 98SE, the standby option just stopped working a day or so ago and I really had not done anything that I can remember to change things. There must be some relatively simple way to specifically restore standby operation to these machines. I surely hope for some more wisdom on this subject from those knowledgeable about this Bascom KingThe lack of a Standby button indicates you are using XP's generic VGA drivers. Your video adapter drivers probably need to be reinstalled. Visit the support web site of the manufacturer of your
I was wondering if anybody could help me. I am trying to upgrade from windows me to xp. But when I try to install it , it says it is blocked by Microsoft shared fax client. It says I must delete this program by running add/remove programs. But it does not list it there and I have not been able to find it anywhere on my computer to date. Could someone who has knowledge of this please offer theirI have been trying to reinstall windows XP after failing to successfully install XP2. I now have the same issue with Microsoft Shared Fax Client. Someone emailed me to find and delete, FXSCLNT.exe file. I deleted the file but it did not solve my problem.
I am having a problem getting past my startup screen after my XP pro
upgrade. I get to the sign in screen and it says there is a problem with my
login and then it goes right away to the windows xp is starting up screen
and freezes there. I need some help please.Did you do a WinXP Compatibility check? Are you using a Retail Version of XPpro Upgrade. OEM ver won't work. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/upgrading/default.mspx I am having a problem getting past my startup screen after my XP pro upgrade. I get to the sign in screen and it says there is a problem with my login and then it goes right away to the windows xp is starting up screen and freezes there. I need some help please.
I have a P450 with 128MB of memory. Can I upgrade from Windows 98 to Windows XP Home?You can, but I would get more memory first. 128mb of pc133 ram isn't going to cut it in xp.
Hi. I recently bought a computer with windows xp home edition. I have recently found out that some software I need to buy is only compatible with windows xp professional. Is there a cheaper upgrade from windows xp home edition to windows xp professional so that I could avoid having to buy the full product. Also where would I purchase such an upgrade?Hi, Sorry, but there is no cheaper version than the regular upgrade disk (you don't need a full version, just the upgrade).
I have Win ME and I'm finally going to go to XP. Anyone out there have a few thoughts about doing the XP Home Upgrade vs XP Home OEM clean install? I'm leaning towards the upgrade just because I think it might be a bit easier to manage, but would appreciate any opinions.Hi Mark, Always upgrade - why spend time reinstalling software if you don't need to. You can always go back and do a clean install if it doesn't work out. You can't do that the other way around. Some advice: http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpupgrad.htm
Paul should run into is (the installer doesn't recognize drive originally Win98 bootloader (SYS hard Gb, ofHi Paul, Yes, it means the Win98 bootloader is already in place. Have you run a check on the drive with a disk utility yet? It may actually be a problem. You can usually download one of these from the drive maker and run from a bootable floppy (be careful as some of the test will wipe a drive).Rick, I just tried the XP upgrade after I ran the Scandisk (& defrag) by sticking the XP CD in as I fired up the PC. It seemed to be happy to proceed until it asked me to decide which partition to use. It seems to believe only one partition is occupied and even then does not recognise that MS98SE is installed (had to insert my MS98SE disk to convince it I was entitled to
I want to upgrade from windows ms to windows xp. Looking for information on any problems there might be also if in your oppinion would this be a good or bad thing to do.Reason for the upgrade is because me keeps messing up on meFirst download and run the Upgrade Advisor. Get it here: www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/upgrading/advisor .asp This will tell you what hardware and software you have that won't work with XP. If all your hardware is fine, you can install XP. Personally, I prefer to start out with a fresh install vs. upgrading over an old OS. Backup any files you want to keep on a CD, Zip disk or floppy. Any programs will have to be re-installed after XP is installed. I find I have less problems this way.
I am unable to install my XP upgrade from 98SE. I'm getting a "Fatal Error" 556FF58h which cannot be found in the KB Error DB. Any help appreciated.At what point are you getting this messsage: immediatly? If you do not care about anything that is installed on your pc, I would recommend that you boot from CD and do a new installation, many users do the update and end up having more problems then they bargin for because they start with a corrupt registry and pass it on to XP. You will have to re-install all of your pgms again but from my experience it will the best thing you will ever do for your self. Another thing is if you have PCI sound cards modems and any other componantes take them out until you have installed XP. Hope this helpsThe error message is
Line 5118 d:\xpclient\bass\boot\setup\setup.c While trying to upgrade to xp pro I get this error. Also I get this stop error after the previous page 0x0000006B (0xC000003A,0x00000002,0x00000000,0x00000000) Can anyone give me a clue? MarkAn existing installation of GoBack can cause this. See: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en- us;311562 trying
I have recently built a new computer using mostly new parts, but an old hard drive. Having had no issues in upgrading my own to Windows XP Pro from Windows ME, I thought this should be no problem. However, when I try install XP, it only gives me the option for a complete fresh install, along with the warning that this will erase tghe contents of the drive. Furthermore, the compatability wizard insists that the installed OS, which it recognizes as Windows ME, does not qualify for an upgrade. I have even double checked the supported upgrade paths on Microsoft's website, and it verifies that this path is indeed supported. Unfortunately, I am seem to be at a loss here as to where exactly this fails. This HDD was originally out of a Hewlett Packard computer, with their
I had xp pro on my computer, but it started acting funny so I decided to reformat. I format my hard drive(80 gb western digital 3 partion) but I have XP upgrade, so I had to install win 98 first then when I tried to upgrade to XP half way through it says "C: is corrupted and and installation can't continue hit F3 to quit" what should I do? I ran scandisk and there were no errors. Help me please.I am testing to see where the response will go to had XP
"New Installation"?, since that would fall under the category of "Your computer does not have an operating system"? - OR-, am I going to have to reformat my hard drive, reinstall WIN ME and its drivers, then use the upgrade XP Pro CD?(maybe not in that order?) Please help me!!!!!! :-/No need to reformat the drive. You can do that during the installation. I would pop the CD in from the desktop or reboot with it in the CD drive and perform a new installation. With the current OS still installed it will see that it is a legitimate upgrade and allow you to proceed. Or you can reformat and Windows will search ofr a previous version and when it does not find it it will prompt you to insert a valid CD with an upgradable version on it.Allen, So I can technically
Hey all, I've got an old PC that originally ran Windows 98. I bought the XP Home Edition upgrade and went to Windows XP a couple of years ago. It's starting to behave badly now and I'd like to wipe it and switch it to one NTFS partition from the 3 smaller FAT32s I have it set up with now. My question is, can I do the wipe and reinstall Windows XP from any XP CD or do I have to track down the original upgrade disc that I used two years ago? If I have to use the upgrade disc will it install properly on a freshly formatted system or do I have to install Win98 first and then upgrade from there?You can do a clean install with the upgrade CD but you will be required to present your qualifying media (your Windows 98 CD) during the setup.
today and when it gets to detect devices it hangs. We did run the Compatibility wizard and removed all items of concern. I have also looked at article number 310064 and am attempting to apply it now. Also we can't restore to ME now. Any Idea's?Try using a ME boot floppy and do a fdisk. Then see if it will take ME. But I think you might have better luck installing Win98SE then doing the XP upgrade. I was told somewhere that even Microsoft does not support or reccomend up grading from MEMost of the upgrade problems with ME are due to polluted MEs. eg its very common for a person whos win9X or ME PC is not working to "try and fix it by upgrading". Or, the ME PC has 49 backgound apps including spyware running so right there you're pharked.
CD is as fully functional as a "Full" CD. **************************************************** He tells me that a repair is not given as an option in the menu that pops up after inserting the upgrade CD or even booting from it. My friend opted to just do a complete 98SE restoration/XP upgrade and start with a fresh new system. I suggested that he spring for a retail version of XP with SP2 if that is available yet. If not I told him that I could slipstream him one from a retail version of SP1. You know, this whole thing happened by running defrag (Norton Speed Disk he says). After defrag finished, he tried to boot and that's when the error message appeared. I have never had ANY defragmentation program screw a system up and I have used plenty of them, some actually
I'm wondering if i should upgrade from 98se to xp. Is there an advantage. I'm having NO problems w/my 98se except that the software that came with my digi cam from Arcsoft is causing issues (windows sys not responding, illegal actions, and can't open .avi's). They are sending me an older version to see if this eradicates the problem. I've been reading up on xp, and here are some comments that concern me (please bear with the long diatribe). I REALLY need feedback before I make a decision whether or not to upgrade. Notes about my system: PIII, 14gb, 128ram, 1000mhz, MS Office Pro 2000 and some older software & drivers from my scanner & printer (about 5yrs old). (also, I have a no issue w/installing my own drivers, piece of cake #1) MS's new method of
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 Bruce Chambers
I am attempting to upgrade to XP Professional from XP Home. I received the message that 'NVIDIA AGP filter' was not compatible. (The currently installed driver for the NVIDIA NForce device is not compatible with this version of Microsoft Windows. Setup will not be able to complete. To download a new NVIDIA NForce driver, visit NVIDIA's Web site. Web addresses can change, so you might be unable to connect to this Web site. For a list of devices supported by this version of Windows, see the
Hello, I have 2 machines, one being a windows 2003 laptop and another windows XP Pro machine. I am trying to connect to the XP machine from the 2003 but not getting an option to supply my username and password. I get by default the Guest Account and it prompts me for a password. Does not let me change the username. Both the machines are just on a workgroup and not on any kind of Domain. Will appreciate all the help. Fakhruddin ZaveryMake a user account and password on the Win2k3 box identical to that on the XP box. Malke
I am curious as to if I can upgrade directly to Windows XP pro from Windows 2000 pro or if I need to go thru XP home. If I can go directly, what can I expect as far as troubleshooting or any alerts that may happen at the time it is upgraded! Thank you! Melissa Fenster1. Purchase a conventional "Retail Upgrade Version" of Windows XP Professional. 2. Uninstall your antivirus program. 3. Perform a backup of your important documents and files to a CD. 4. Disconnect all hardware peripheral devices, except the monitor, keyboard and mouse. 5. While running Windows 2000, insert the Windows XP Pro CD in the drive and select the default "Upgrade" setup option. [Do not select "New Installation"] 6. Visit the Windows Update site to
My upgrade from 98Se to XP won't work. The software says at the installation stage that my C drive is corrupted and it can not proceed. Windows 98 will still fire up. What is corrupted on the C-drive I have no idea. Anyone got any adviceRun the program on the XP CD that checks the system for upgrade pitfalls. Offhand suggestions: Do you have GoBack installed (uninstall it!) ? Antivirus turned off? Boot protection turned on in BIOS?Are you refering to the same program that gives you a report of issues before it proceeds to copy the installation files? If so it has a lot of entries any of which could be the problem e.g. modem (SM56), printer etc etc will no upgrade pitfalls. (uninstall it!) ?BIOS? The problem arises when all the installation files have been copied, so I have
I installed XP (upgrade from 98SE) about two months ago. Have had few problems with it. Recently however, I decided to try to run my Norton Systemworks 2003. I was advised through a connection to the symantec site which was called up by an error that occurred during my attempt to use SWorks. Advice was to uninstall Systemworks and reinstall. I tried to do that. But at about the same time, XP began to refuse to Shutdown or Restart. I did notice that the desktop icons flickered when I attempted shutdown as they used to do when Shutdown worked normally. Next, found that simply pressing the computer's off switch momentarily, after attempting normal shutdown, would go ahead and cause what seems to be normal shutdown. At next startup, there is no call to check the hard
to downgrade without a completely new install. Yes, the software would have to be very special. Recall that Windows 98, 98SE, and ME are just barely supported by Microsoft. If it is unavoidable, I would consider a dual boot system with Windows XP and Windows 98(or one of the others). You would normally run WinXP and only run 98 when you ran this special application. I would also try to get in touch with other users of the application to see if there is a workaround. Also, I would explore other, similar apps that run on XP. Running Legacy applications on new installations is not a good practice unless there is no other way. Dick KistlerNot completely true. If, duing an upgrade from 98 to Win XP (home or Pro, I've done both), you choose to back up the old OS files in case
windows cd or the program that is on the cd, the second hard drive is brand new!!! any sugestion?"Copied the desired files to another computer" .What files did you copy. First,while xp upgrade is designed to upgrade former windows os,it's best to do a clean installation of xp,boot to xp cd,install xp,delete the partition(98), create one,then let xp format and install.What or where was the pain in the installation,copying files again!!!To copy xp to another hd,or mirror,try useing XCOPY,its already installed in xp.Plus copying or placeing a registered copy of xp from one machine to another will not work because of license laws with microsoft the desired files were my personal documents and pictures, things like that not windows or program files.