Deletion of Win 98

By rbuck
Jun 29, 2003
  1. I used the Win XP HOME Upgrade to replace Win 98SE. Now I assume both systems are on the HDD. How do I uninstall the Win 98? Manual says use ADD/REMOVE from control panel but I don't see Win 98?


  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    I wouldn't do an upgrade, but instead do a clean install of Windows XP. You can do this with your 'upgrade' version, which will merely ask you to insert your Win98 CD during the install process. Upgrading from an older OS is not recommended and will most likely result in various random errors and other problems. Format your hard drive (you have the choice of doing this during the winxp install process) and do a clean install of Windows XP by booting to your XP CD, you'll be glad you did.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Are you still able to boot into Windows 98? If the option is not presented at bootup, then you probably no longer have Windows 98 on your computer.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Did you "Upgrade" or do "New Installation", if you Upgraded then you don't have 98 anymore, if you did New Installation... well you either have it or you don't, depends if you decided to format the drive where 98 was on, or whether you put it on a different partition.
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