Can I remove win98

  Zebrapec 22:24 17 Apr 05
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Hi, is it possible to remove my win98 after installing an xp upgrade?

  VoG II 22:27 17 Apr 05

Have you set your PC as a dual boot or what?

Details please!

  Zebrapec 22:31 17 Apr 05

Do not know. I just put the disc in and followed the instructions. Sorry.

  Zebrapec 22:35 17 Apr 05

I cannot remember doing anything that said dual boot. Is there somewhere I can find the details you need.

  VoG II 22:38 17 Apr 05

What makes you think that Windows 98 is still on there?

  dan11 22:43 17 Apr 05

Have a look in control panel > add and remove programmes. If un-install windows 98 is listed, you have upgraded. If this is the case, then yes windows 98 is still on the system.

To delete windows 98, just click on the un-install.

  Zebrapec 22:49 17 Apr 05

yes it is there dan11, but if I remove it will my xp upgrade still work, please.

  Zebrapec 22:52 17 Apr 05

What I mean is, is the xp upgrade reliant on win98 still being there , or is it a stand alone item.

  dan11 22:54 17 Apr 05

Yes.

It is a safety device, so you can back track to 98 if you have major problems with XP. This way you would not loose any settings on the upgrade to XP or the downgrade back to 98.

Only delete the files if you are happy with the upgrade to XP. This should give you about 350Mb of spare hard drive space.

  Zebrapec 22:56 17 Apr 05

Thanks, that's great.

  dan11 22:58 17 Apr 05

" What I mean is, is the xp upgrade reliant on win98 still being there , or is it a stand alone item. "

No. It is totally independent and you can delete those files, if you wish to.

The only benefit you gain by deleting the files, is extra hard drive space.

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