Upgrade vs. Full

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by omgsoup, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    i think i know the answer to this question, but can't you use XP upgrade just the same as a full install, as long as you have the 98SE or Me CD, and you don't have to install 98SE or Me before installing XP, you just pop the CD in to verify that you have the previous OS?
     
  2. Stircrazy

    Stircrazy Guest

    Yep you can I bought the XP upgrade cd and did just that stuck in my old ME cd when it asked for it and then just install its worth the cheaper price for a 30 second cd swap on install heheh
     
  3. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok, thanks
     
  4. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    I'm glad I have 5 98 SE discs laying around! It's handy, and if you are a student, you can get XP Pro for 99 bucks! (Check around)
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Actually, I do believe the upgrades work like this.

    XP HOME Upgrade upgrades 98/ME (only?)
    XP PRO Upgrade upgrades 2K only
     
  6. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    ****, well, i'm screwed if you need win 2k, becuase i only have me and 98se
     
  7. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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  8. Dlovely

    Dlovely Guest

    an upgrade from win98SE does not ask you for the CD to produce again once u do the upgrade, it simply upgrades and u need the XP CD-key to make it work, i've got both copies and upgrades turn into problems unless you format the whole drive, put 98 or whatever on fresh and then upgrade. if you've been tooling around with an OS for a couple years then decide to upgrade, i think its better to format and start from fresh. Also i thought with upgrades if you get the boot disks for XP you can upgrade from that?? i remember something along those lines even though it sounds too good to be true.
     
  9. madmatt

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    There you go then, I apologize, I was wrong. =)
     
  10. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    No, boot disks will not do. The upgrade DOES ask you for the previous OS cd, only if you do a fresh/clean install, which generally is the way to go, you're right.