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Old 03-02-2005, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Windows ME to XP on my new build?

I am putting my computer together:
Intel D915PBL, 800 FSB, PCI 16X, Matrix Storage Technology
3.0 Ghz 530J
6600 GT Chaintech GeForce
2 Seagate SATA 160 GB HD
I have Windows 98, ME, and an XP Home Upgrade Kit.
So, . . . Can I get an XP operating system on my computer with what I have without RAID or hardware support issues? I am just not sure what to do or where to go to find out how to do this. While I am technically handy, I have not ventured into OS handling or pre-driver installation. ie. I doubt I can load the RAID driver before I load windows 98 (before I upgrade). Should I just bite the bullet and buy XP Home full version? Can someone Help or direct me to a site that can?

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Old 03-02-2005, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a truth that most people do not realize: Windows XP Upgrade is exactly the same as the full version. The only difference is that the Upgrade will ask for you to insert your 98/ME disk during the install process. You can still do a clean install on a clean hard drive the same way as you can with the full version.

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Old 03-02-2005, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ What he said

If you go ahead and start from the XP upgrade CD, get your SATA drivers handy, look for something about SATA drives ( I think it is F6, could be wrong), and there you go.
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