trying to remove win 98 and install xp

January 17, 2012 at 17:02:24
Specs: Windows 98, XP
I've read lots of previous discussions are just not quite my situation. I can't make a start up floppy to allow to boot from cd. Bios doesnt have boot from cd as an option. not sure if comp can even handle xp but has 200gigs, 64mb ram, and a intel celleron processor .
cant create start up disk cause i dont have the win98 install disk that apparently is required??

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January 17, 2012 at 17:11:33
You need something specific for XP to boot from floppies; Win98 start-up disks do you no good:

While Microsoft says 64MB of RAM is enough, it won't really do much of anything until you have 256MB-1GB, and depending on other hardware you have, that may not be much better, either.

You'd do better by sticking with 9x, or a seriously "nLited" version of 2K/XP---though you still need significantly more RAM:

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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January 17, 2012 at 17:32:38
My objective is to create another entertainment center without cost. hince windows xp--> google chrome--> hulu
also i have a encrypted version of xp i run in all others that runs mad fast.

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January 18, 2012 at 01:29:54
64MB is enough for W9x not W2K/XP, also there are several flavours of Celeron CPU,

It may be feasible, if you add more memory, to run a lightweight Linux OS

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January 18, 2012 at 08:01:15
"My objective is to create another entertainment center without cost'

As you've been told, your system doesn't meet the requirements to run XP, so if you're not going to add more RAM, you can scratch XP off your list, Win2000 too. That leaves you with Win98, WinME, or a lighweight version of Linux.

If your Win98 disk is bootable, you don't need a floppy drive. If it's not, you can either create a bootable Win98 startup CD that can be used the same as a boot floppy, or create an entirely new Win98 CD that IS bootable. If you're going to install Win98, make sure to partition & format the HDD (FAT32) in advance. You'll probably need 3rd party software.

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