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Windows® 98 to Windows® XP Upgrade
What are the common errors one can face while upgrading from Windows® 98 to Windows® XP operating system?
Most of the people know, that Microsoft® is no longer offering online update or support for Windows® 98 and ME. By installing the Windows® XP you can get the latest updates and surf online without any limitations. Windows® XP offers more stability and improved user interface. Windows® XP has improved web browsing experience with better security tools which make your surfing fast and secure. You can also enjoy the latest software which are not mostly supported by Windows® 98. The Windows® XP has many latest features and improvements such as NTFS file system, remote desktop, online help and support, large database of hardware drivers, improved gaming experience and networking features. It is more stable and reliable.
The following are some errors that can occur while upgrading from Windows® 98 to Windows® XP operating system:
- Upgrade not supported
- BIOS not supported
- Missing files or file copying error
- System stops responding
Upgrade not supported
This error occurs immediately when you start the setup and message appears that you cannot upgrade the Windows® XP on this operating system. For this kind error you can install Windows® XP by booting from CD. The system will automatically load startup files. It will format the partition and copy the startup files and after copying will restart and complete its setup.
BIOS not supported
You can also face the BIOS support error. It is advised that you should check the compatibility of your system before upgrading. Windows® XP has a very useful tool ‘Check System Compatibility’ which automatically detects the possible issues that can occur during upgrade.
If you are using scratched CD to install the Windows® XP, then you may have to face this problem. Before installing you must verify that the CD is in good condition and the CD drive in your PC is working properly. Sometimes it can also happen that you are installing from corrupt source. The source and quality of the Windows® installation package should be verified before the upgrade.
Very commonly it is observed that system stops responding at the start of installation or during the installation. For this kind of error check the BIOS settings and check the time and date. When your computer stops responding ideally you should wait for 10-15 minutes. If it does not respond, restart the computer manually, this time it may complete the whole setup successfully. If the computer stops responding at the beginning due to hardware compatibility, disable the ACPI function and when your system restarts the setup press F6.