Clean Instal XP Pro

April 2, 2009 at 21:52:49
Specs: Windows 98se, 384
I'm planning to do a clean install of XP Pro (current OS 98se}. Although i read a lot of responses in the forum on the subject, i'm still a bit fuzzy on some items.
Question:
1. Will i be asked for my win98 disc. I started off with win95 and then up graded to 98se so all i have is the 95 /98se disc's.Which one will i use if asked?.
2. My understanding from the forum replies is that XP setup will partition and format my HD. Because i have 2 HD's will setup partition / format both drives or just one. If only one, do i need to do anything to the other drive.

HD:
C: 5.1GB 5200rpm
D: 80GB going through a PCI ATA card 7200 rpm

Thanks in advace


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#1
April 2, 2009 at 23:17:49
"Will i be asked for my win98 disc..."

Yes you will. Have it handy. I think you can use either the 95 or 98 disc, but I would use the 98 disc.

"Because i have 2 HD's will setup partition / format both drives or just one."

Just the drive you want to install to. As a side note, I would install XP on the 80 gig 7200 RPM drive because it's gonna be faster than your 5 gig. It'll be enough to notice.

"If only one, do i need to do anything to the other drive."

Nope you can leave it like it is.

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#2
April 3, 2009 at 05:18:51
Actually it depends on what kind of installation CD you bought.
If you bought an upgrade version, then what Rayburn was saying is true. If you just purchased an OEM or Retail version of windows xp then it will not require the older installation cd.

You mentioned that you were going to do a clean installation. This is the best way to go instead of upgrading....but at the same time do not expect a lot of your older games and stuff to play well as XP has no DOS program...only an emulator that acts like DOS. I would also refrain from using the older applications from 95 or 98 as they may cause more problems then what it is worth to get them to run in compatibility modes.

Good luck!

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#3
April 3, 2009 at 09:44:40
"Actually it depends on what kind of installation CD you bought."

That's exactly right. What was I thinking.

In my experience, all Windows 9x programs I've used on XP have worked fine. I guess everyone's experiences will vary.

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#4
April 3, 2009 at 12:14:16
Are you sure your hardware meets minimum system specs for XP?

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#5
April 3, 2009 at 13:15:33
I would say that your system probably meets the hardware requirements. The heading says 384. I assume this is how much RAM you have. Atleast a Pentium 2 would support that much RAM. IMO, I don't think the CPU speed is as important as how much RAM is installed. I've installed XP on a Pentium 1 166MHz (original Pentium) and it wasn't that bad at all.

But in case you want to compare your system anyway, XP requires atleast 64MB of RAM (128MB recommended by Microsoft, but I recommend 256MB or more if possible), 1.5GB of HD space, and a 233MHz processor.

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#6
April 3, 2009 at 22:28:46
For safety sake - might be wise to disconnect the second drive while installing XP; just in-case sumat doth go a little awry...?

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#7
April 4, 2009 at 22:07:15
Thanks for all the good info.

Just a further note. i am using a OEM disc and running Pentium 2


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#8
April 4, 2009 at 23:18:49
Thought so :).

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