The hard drive on this machine has died and will be replaced to-morrow with a new 120gb drive. The system came with Win Me and a recovery disc for this which is the usual image, and not a full Me disc.
I have bought an XP Pro upgrade CD and would like if possible to install this to the new drive without having to go over the top of another OS. I know the Me image disc is no good, but I have had for some years an unopened Win98SE disc which states for PC's without windows. So there is no licence problem.
I have two questions
Can I use this 98 disc for the purpose of having a valid system to upgrade, and how do I do this without having to install it first as Advent say I must. I am sure there is a way and that this advice is wrong.
Also (more important) Will the XP cd have and install all necessary drivers etc. All are pretty common. I already have graphics and modem anyway.