i have been trying to install xp pro on a windows 98 machine, it is fine until it asks if i want to check for updates, since the computer has no internet connection i tell it not to, then it crashes. there is nothing i can do apart from turn it off then back on again, can anyone shed any light on this. and i would like to avoid installing it by booting from the cd if possible
If you simply install XP over the top of 98 you will end up with a mess. ( In my opinion)
Back up all your data.
Check for updated drivers for ALL your hard ware. Burn these to CD. Take careful note of all the devices listed in device manager. Write them down or get BELARC and print out the results. Check with all the manufacturers websites for compatability with XP.
Drivers: Motherboard, Sound, Graphics, Modem.
Check out how much RAM you have. Minimum 256 - 512MB much better.