How load upgrade WinXP onto NEW HD?

Ecs / 945gz/ct-m
March 24, 2011 at 12:43:16
Specs: Windows XP, 1.795 GHz / 2039 MB
GOAL: Replace HD and get Upgrade version of WinXP home onto new drive...

Have new, formatted SATA HD. OLD HD has my orignal Windows 98 info on it.
I can disconnect OLD HD, and try to reload UPGRADE WinXP to system using CD-ROM drive.
BUT, the UPGRADE WinXP wants to find the orignal Windows (98) info to proceed with loading WinXP.
How can I acheive my goal (above)?

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#1
March 24, 2011 at 13:09:05
I'd load xp on the new drive after I slipstreamed in SP2 or sp3. Then when it asks put in any old Win98 disk.

If you can't borrow an old disk then you need to clone W98 using either the hard drive software or some other like G4U or clonzilla then install xp.

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#2
March 24, 2011 at 14:15:43
The problem is going to be the SATA drivers. Do NOT load Win98. Just install XP using the upgrade CD, but you will need to insert the Win98 CD at some point to provide proof of a previous OS. If you don't have a disk, either borrow one or download a copy from the torrents.

BTW, you're going to have to do this:

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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#3
March 26, 2011 at 12:06:12
Piecing all this together...

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#4
March 26, 2011 at 18:52:50
Thinking about all this...

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#5
March 26, 2011 at 22:45:34
The "Windows98 Boot CD " you are creating is only a DOS bootdisk and not a Windows98 operating system install CD. The XP Upgrade CD needs to have either a pre-existing install of a qualifying operating system already on the hard drive, or it needs to see an install CD for a qualifying product.

So, in order for you to load a fresh XP onto your new SATA harddrive you need the following:
1. a SATA driver disk that you need to insert after the first F6 prompt during setup and
2. An install disk for a qualifying product, eg: Win98, WinME. Win2K

Look on Ebay for a suitable install CD or see if you can borrow one. You do not even need to have a license key for that install disk but you must have a disk.

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#6
March 28, 2011 at 07:03:27
Could I also use a Windows 95 CD? I am not sure which versions would be good enough for my WinXP-upgrade to accept as original version to upgrade from. I see a Windows 95 install CD without key 99 cents on ebay. I also see a Windows 98 SE install CD.

I have forgotten which one I upgraded from on my old IDE HD some years ago and do not know if it matters which of these versions I would need, or if either would be fine.

Thanks much,
Serob48


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#7
March 28, 2011 at 15:05:36
95 is not a qualifying product. 98SE would be the one to go for.

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#8
March 28, 2011 at 16:15:11
Boys!

I feel a lot less stone-aged today. I looked hard at all the good suggestins and then tried a route that solved my problem...

I made an ISO CD of CloneZillaLive...
Booted my WinXP-upgraded system from it...
Cloned my entire IDE drive onto my new SATA drive -- this went without a hickup...
Am now able to boot from my SATA drive and ALL works fine...and PC now works much faster than when using the old IDE drive.

So, the solution was easier than we all thought, and I learned a lot. Can't thank all contributors here enough for the ideas you supplied for my consideration.

Thanks much,
Serob48


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