Dell 4100 Upgrade to WinXP



My buddy has a Dell Dimension 4100 win Win98 on it, can he do a clean install with WinXP Pro? Or does Dell have a specific configuration they use when install XP on their systems.

Shamus MacNoob

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8 Jan 2002
dont see why not

Unless there is something very specific about that puter that I dont know about I dont see why not best bet is to look at the list at micro$oft and see if they mention anything specific but also it depends on his hardware ( webcams, printers, videocards, soundcards...) check the list its the best bet and make sure you get all the updated drivers needed for the stock he has :cool:


Yes, there's no reason he cannot do a new installation on that, or any other standard system.



Everything went well with the upgrade, only thing had probs with internet and not connecting, everything looked fine, but when I looked at the ethernet card in device manager it wasn't what was actually installed (Both were SMC but versions were different) went and got win2k drivers for the card and boom surfing again.

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