Help with upgrade from W98SE to WinXP

vbimport

#1

I've thought about upgrading to WinXP as it becomes more common with users and more drivers are being made available by vendors.

My problem is that when I try to install it over Win98SE it goings through the checking process and begins to install but then fails. The only hardware that I have the might fail is my TVcard, TvView 99, could that be the problem?

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#2

turn off antivirus’s ? its not the tv card, 99% sure of that. set your bios to boot to cd, and install from there :wink:


#3

There is a utility (on the XP CD?) that you can run before the upgrade. This should tell you what software is / isn’t compatible (a lot of the Norton tools, AV progs, etc).

I personally upgraded from 98 to XP, but after a couple of weeks, I ended up doing a clean install from scratch. I was running into weird video/network problems.

Use this link for checking compatible hardware http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgrading/compat.asp


#4

Although I have successfully upgraded from Windows 9x to XP several times, I would not recommend it. A clean install is the way to go. Check hardware compatibility before proceeding. Did you receive any error messages when the installation failed?