[access-uk] Re: XP Upgrade

Hi Darren,

You should have the original CD.

George.=20

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> Sent: 01 November 2004 08:28
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> Subject: [access-uk] Re: XP Upgrade
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> Hi George
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> Thanks for that advice.  I have one further question in
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> case.  If someone didn't have an original windows 98 CD
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> copy would it still work?
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> Darren - The Brummy Woodworker
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2004 10:53 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: XP Upgrade
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> Hi Darren,
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> Let's clobber the first myth.  You can buy the upgrade.
> However, the proviso is that you MUST have the full
version
> 98 CD.  The XP installation process will at some point ask
> you to insert the 98 CD, but purely for verification
> purposes.
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> Boot up off the XP CD, and select the option to partition
> and format the disk.  You will also be given the choice of
> FAT 32 or NTFS, however NTFS is the most secure and safe
> format.  Nevertheless, you might be wise, initially at
> least, to make the second partition FAT 32.
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> George.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darren
Brewer
> Sent: 01 November 2004 01:29
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] XP Upgrade
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> Hi All
> I am currently using windows 98 SE and have been putting
off
> upgrading to XP for a long time. But now I think the time
> has come.
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> I currently have a 60 gig hard drive which is partitioned
> into 3. I want to completely remove the partitions and
wipe
> the hard drive. Then setup just 2 partitions. All of that
is
> straightforward enough.
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> What I'm not sure of is whether to format the partitions
as
> FAT 32. Then boot up off a floppy and insert the XP cd rom
> to start the installation. Or whether to leave the
> partitions unformatted and boot up from the XP cd rom
> itself.  In either case I know the XP will reformat the
> partitions as NTFS types.
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> Can anyone verify if what I'm thinking will work? I've
setup
> partitions and installed windows many times but never with
> XP and it's different filing system. So just want to chekc
> that my thinking is correct.
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> The only downside to installing from scratch is that I
have
> to buy the full XP home version which is =3DC2=3DA3160 whereas
the
> update version is half that price. But I don't want any
> trace of the old version on my system.
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> Darren - The Brummy Woodworker
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