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Old 07-13-2006, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to install XP Pro on an older computer that has 98SE and need simple instructions on how to do this. It only has one harddrive and I don't think any partitions. I don't need to save any data as this will only be used in a network by my nieces to browse the internet. I don't know how to format a disc but was hoping between my nephew and I we could do what was necessary with an easy step by step guide.

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Old 07-13-2006, 09:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, you might want to rethink what you are doing. Make sure that your computer can actually run XP. If the computer was build/bought in the time where 98 was around, it will likely have a hard time running XP.

Otherwise, installing XP is simple. Put in your WinXP CD while booting up, and press the 'any' key when you are prompted to. The rest steps you through the install.


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Old 07-13-2006, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, first you must make sure that your older computer can run XP smoothly.

If so, you may use Windows XP Setup Simulator to see every step of the Windows XP Setup before you actually install it.
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just simply ran the windows xp pro installatin cd on my old laptop with 98 se, it worked fine, though visuals are set to basic for optimal performance

i dotn suggest doing anything too overhelming on it though
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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the minimum requirements for xp are

3 gig of free space for the OS
333 MHZ PENT 2 ( I would not do it under a 700 mhz pent3, thats just me)
128 meg of ram,,, real life 256meg of ram or more.
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Windows XP Clean Install (Interactive Setup):
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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and press the 'any' key when you are prompted to
Where is the "ANY" key located ???

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Old 07-15-2006, 08:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Katmandu
Where is the "ANY" key located ???

it is located right next to the apple logo.
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LOL Better you refer to the link I have given you for DETAILED instructions.

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