Updating from windows 98

Windows 98 finally delivered on the promise of Windows 3.1 and 95 as a fairly stable and compatible operating system with integrated network support, USB and all the other mod cons of the time.

It was equally useful as a home and small business operating system and after it's 'Second Edition' release, became hugely popular because of this (as well as rampant software piracy).

Back-up all your important data first before trying this suggestion.

Since the introduction of Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft has greatly improved the way users can update their computer.

Hopefully someone at Microsoft could take a look at this issue or provide me a solution.

I have thefull 98 SE CD but cannot use it as the 'already have 98 installed' error occurs. I know there is a way to tell what directory is being booted into. Check out this site for instructions on how to do this: Although this site has instructions for installing Win98SE over Win95, theoritically, this should also work for installing Win98SE over Win98 (since Win98SE considers Win98 as ANOTHER OS).

In a way, they have more in common with each other than any other Windows operating system.

Both are arguably Microsoft's biggest successes, not necessarily in sales volume but in achieving what they were intended to do as operating systems.

Today's computers really don't get the best out of Windows 98.Then if I install the latest version and check for new Windows Update, comes back again.This keeps occurring as a recurring deadlock / infinite loop.Your upgrade options If you want to upgrade your system to Windows XP, the first thing you need to do is verify that it meets the system requirements for the newer operating system.You will need: Note that if the screen becomes scrambled, blank or unreadable, you will probably need a new monitor as your current one cannot handle the required resolution.In most cases, automatic updates and the latest drivers are available online.

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