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My Win98SE machine is held together with string and chewing gum ...

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My Win98SE machine is held together with string and chewing gum so the day has come for me to get hold of a new machine. Unfortunately a newer machine will probably have XP or Vista pre-installed. I particularly want to stay with 98SE and to retain my present settings so I will probably eventually switch my hard discs into the newer machine.

Alternatively, to avoid driver conflicts, I may initially use the newer machine as is and later re-install 98SE. In that event I suspect that the existing XP/Vista system will be reluctant to bow out and give way to what it sees as an older system. Should I delete the newer Windows first or would it be sufficient to delete WIN.COM? (In 98SE this makes Windows see a re-install as a fresh install.)

Any insights, anyone?

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option 1= move you old harddrive to your new computer option2= format your new computer, create 2 partitions on your new computer, install windows 98 to partition 1, then install xp or vista to partiton 2 and dual boot.

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From personal experience I would definitely recommend the dual boot option.

I never want to lose Windows 98 either, but now that disk space isn't an issue, I see no harm, and many advantages, in having a more up-to-date NT-based OS as well, in my case Windows 2000.

I have no inclination to go to Vista, or even XP!

Do be aware that a modern motherboard may have problems with Windows 98 due to lack of suitable drivers.

My motherboard is a server board from 2003, and that was never tested on or claimed to support Windows 98.

I was lucky though, it does work fine.

:)

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Why was Celtish banned? Because of this thread? And who banned him? Why weren't there any words to explain the reason why a four-year member was banned?

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Why was Celtish banned? Because of this thread? And who banned him? Why weren't there any words to explain the reason why a four-year member was banned?

this type of inquiry is best addressed via PM. topic closed.

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