Update to WindowsXP Pro; Critical Help Needed!!!

By bushwhacker
Mar 4, 2004

    it scare when this idea hit me. i am scared now.

    i own win98se, all game and apps and my files is in my both hdd ( )

    I am wondering that when upgrade from win98se to winxp pro will impact to other registered program, i mean when upgrade from win98se to winxp pro, will it cause all of my apps, games and my files will be gone or mess it up????? or will it be okay?????

    i planning update it weekend when i got home from school residence.

    HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    puke: puke:
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Some programs may need reinstalled after the upgrade. However files you've saved such as word documents and such, will not have a problem.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    some may no longer work, some of those might be fixed by upgrading them or by using compatibility mode. For the most part you should be fine, but might want to ask about anything you have that has no updates for it.
  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    you mean i could upgrade win98se into winxp pro in easy way?
  5. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Yes it will upgrade windows 98SE to XP Pro, all programs will be in the same place they were before, except you'll be running XP Pro. You may have to reinstall some programs as they may no longer work.
  6. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    right now i am not sure how to do it

    tell me how pls
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Pop in the XP Pro Upgrade disk, and it should auto run, if not go to the disk in My Computer and double click the setup.exe. It will then provide you with easy to understand directions. Then you'll reboot and the upgrade will begin.
  8. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Posts: 109

    Exactly. I upgraded from 98SE to XP Home some time ago. The upgrade CD should auto load. Just follow the directions. It might be a good idea to disconnect your peripherals( printer, scanner, etc) first and then reinstall them after the upgrade. Microsoft has an area on their website that lists compatable hardware and software for XP. I found that some of my hardware did not work after the upgrade without downloading updated drivers. I had no problems at all with the actual upgrade.

    Good Luck!
  9. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    Thank you!

    It was a greatly pleasure to have provide exact fact and tips
  10. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Just a thought Bushwhacker ( I usually shorten guys name ,but in your case I thought better of it )
    Anyway Give some serious thought to a clean install.There is not a lot of difference between what you are going to do on top of your present O/S because you will have some work cleaning up regardless.You can backup you 98 data someplace ,Xp can retrieve it for you after it is loaded.In my experience the upgrade still leaves unwanted disorganized stuff on your drive. I garrantee you the system will work better in the long run.
  11. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 783

    naw dont worry, i just need upgrade it that is all i want to do. but thank anyway for your all help!!!!

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