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Old 05-04-2008
lara7474
 

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windows 98 to xp
can you put a xp recovery disk in a windows 98 system to covert it to a xp
system,
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Old 05-04-2008
Dustin Harper
 

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Re: windows 98 to xp
It depends. If the recovery CD is an install CD, then yes. But, you still
need to have a license for the PC.

Depending on the CD, it may do a fresh install wiping out everything you
have on your system. It might have an upgrade that will upgrade your Win98
to XP, though. There really isn't any way of knowing just by what you have
mentioned.

Just make sure you do a good backup and go for it.

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Old 05-04-2008
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Re: windows 98 to xp

"lara7474" <lara7474@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> can you put a xp recovery disk in a windows 98 system to covert it to a xp
> system,



No.

a recovery CD may only be used on the machine that it came with.
though that's the legal answer...
the other answer is that it would not work anyway


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Old 05-05-2008
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
 

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Re: windows 98 to xp
If the disk came with the PC, yes you can, if it's from another PC, no, that
would not be legal and probably would not work. Remember, you'll lose all
the data off the XP PC, so backup anything you need first.
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