Upgrading Window® 98 to Window® XP
Things to keep in mind when upgrading from Window® 98 to Window® XP.
Windows® is a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft®. Compared to Windows® 98, which was widely installed on computers earlier, some more features have been included in Windows® XP. Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance are the important features of Windows® XP. With Remote Desktop, you can remotely login to another computer running Windows®, and with Remote Assistance you can connect to another computer. The other features of Windows® XP include driver signing and fast switching between different profiles. Windows® XP organizes programs and files in a hierarchical way. With Active Desktop, you can view desktop objects as well as local files and applications online.
To upgrading Windows® 98 to Windows® XP you need to check some criteria. These include:
- Verify System Requirements
- Check Program Compatibility
- Run Windows® Upgrade Advisor
Verify System Requirements
While upgrading from Windows® 98 to Windows® XP, your computer needs to meet the following system requirements: The computer should have a minimum 233 MHz processor. Windows® XP requires Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron® family of compatible processors as well as a higher processor clock speed. Window® XP supports both single and dual CPU. The computer should have 128MB RAM. You will also need 1.5GB of free hard drive space and a video adapter and monitor capable of displaying images of 800x600 resolution.
Check Program Compatibility
The compatibility technologies of Window® XP can be categorized into two distinctive groups, namely, the Migration Compatibility technologies and the Compatibility modes. Migration Compatibility is used for the migration of applications when upgrading from the previous version of Windows® to Windows® XP. The Compatibility modes help to support the installation and operation of applications on the Window® XP operating system.
The Window® Upgrade Advisor tool helps you to check the current status of your computer. It gives you a report of the possible hardware and software compatibility issues. If you are concerned about the results, then you might have to consult a hardware or software manufacturer for updates. If you need to upgrade to Window® XP Home Edition or Window® XP Professional without the CD-ROM, then you need to download Window® Upgrade Advisor.