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Old 09-05-2008
Renee1234
 

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upgrade windows
I have an older laptop with windows 98 on it...does anyone know what I can do
to upgrade the windows version?
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Old 09-05-2008
Gordon
 

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Re: upgrade windows
"Renee1234" <Renee1234@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have an older laptop with windows 98 on it...does anyone know what I can
>do
> to upgrade the windows version?



Not a lot I would think - W2K might run, XP /might/ run, if you can upgrade
the memory to a decent level, and IF you can find XP drivers...

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Old 09-05-2008
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: upgrade windows
Renee1234 wrote:
> I have an older laptop with windows 98 on it...does anyone know
> what I can do to upgrade the windows version?


If you explicitly mean the OS only - yes. Purchase an OS that will upgrade
Windows 98 (like a non-OEM licensed copy of Windows XP) and use it to
upgrade the OS on the laptop.

However - fair warning - a laptop that came with Windows 98 will probably
not run much more of an OS than Windows 98 in any realistically speedy
fashion.

What are the system specifications? Processor speed, amount of memory,
amount of hard disk drive space?

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Old 09-05-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: upgrade windows
I would NOT recommend attempting to upgrade a Win98 laptop to WinXP or any
other Windows version, Renee.
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> I have an older laptop with windows 98 on it...does anyone know what I can
> do to upgrade the windows version?


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