Solved want to remove windows 98

January 4, 2013 at 20:29:53
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i have a compaq presario 1255 laptop it has windows 98 but i want to upgrade to windows 7 how do i remove windows 98

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January 4, 2013 at 20:45:24
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That computer isn't gonna run Windows 7, I'll tell you that for sure. The specs don't even come close to Win 7 requirements. You best leave that computer with Windows 98.

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January 4, 2013 at 21:25:51

RMT2 is correct. Per the specs:

the maximum memory the machine will take is 160MB. Win7 requires 1GB to run (at the "not-so-fun" speed), so you're best bet is to stick with Win98, or perhaps a "stripped-down install" of Windows 2000 (after upgrading it to it's maximum RAM and HDD capacity).

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January 5, 2013 at 08:38:28

Or possibly a version of Linux.

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January 14, 2013 at 08:20:32

Or you can upgrade to Windows XP? But it will run slow... Just have that in mind

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January 14, 2013 at 10:03:26


That laptop will not run WinXP. See the specs linked below. Hard drive is too small and max. RAM is 160MB.

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January 16, 2013 at 00:54:31


Yes, saw that the harddrive was too small, but if he is compressing the drive, be might just be able to install Windows XP, without any updates or programs etc.


Have you consider to look up Windows 2000? It should run OK if you don't install any updates

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January 16, 2013 at 06:00:14

AKDOS, even with compression, imagine trying to use Windows XP on that computer. My older laptops even with 256 MB of RAM barely struggle to run XP SP3, no updates, no anti-virus. Plus XP slows down massively when there isn't enough free space on the HDD. It would best be left at '98.

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January 16, 2013 at 07:57:41

There is a diffrence to "run" and to "run good"

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January 19, 2013 at 09:50:25

Yes, but what is the point if the computer is running so slow it isn't usable? Then it just becomes a paperweight.

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