Updating windows 98 to xp
While these precautions are probably will not be necessary, no kind of operation better illustrates the 'better safe than sorry' principal than operating system installations, patches and upgrades.
If you need some guidance on file backups, see our article on the subject here.
The Upgrading Process Now that you have decided your course of action and purchased the correct update version of Windows XP, let's have a look at the actual procedures involved in upgrading your PC.
There are several steps you should take before you perform the actual update.
HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP Setup Problems When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 310064 - This article describes troubleshooting steps that you can use if you have problems when you try to upgrade to Windows XP from Microsoft Windows 98, from Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, or from Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me).
(updated 262002) Modem Does Not Work After You Upgrade a Hewlett Packard Pavilion Computer to Windows XP Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 315342 - After you upgrade your Hewlett-Packard (HP) Pavilion computer to Microsoft Windows XP, the modem may no longer work. Accessories Do Not Work After Upgrade from Windows Me to Windows XP Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Q304778 - After you upgrade from Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to Windows XP, the Sound Blaster Live!
You may receive the following error message in Microsoft Internet Explorer: Missing Data or Program Settings After Upgrade to Windows XP Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 312942 - You may experience any of the following symptoms when you upgrade Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to Windows XP: (updated 1/10/2002) Missing Data or Program Settings After You Upgrade to Windows XP Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314931 - When you try to upgrade your operating system to Windows XP, Setup may stop responding (hang) or encounters an error while finalizing settings.
When Windows starts, data may be missing or you may not be able to access data that is stored in your user profile folder.
If you are using Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows ME you can upgrade to either the Home or Professional versions of XP.
If you are using Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 you can only upgrade to Windows XP Professional.