February 12th, 2004, 06:15 PM
Windows 98 and oldeer computer
I ws given an HP Vectra VE8 with Intel Celeron 333 MHz processor. The bios is AMI HT.01.03 dated 1998. It has 160 megs or RAM. The motherboard is First International 440 BX Ver 1.x. It has Windows 95 on it and I was wondering if it would be possible to istall Windows 98 on it. Would it work? It will be used by my granddaughter but I don't want to mess it up with Windows 98 before I check withyou guys. Thanks for your help.
February 12th, 2004, 06:27 PM
I don't see why not. You have met and exceeded all of the Windows 98 requirements.
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February 12th, 2004, 07:14 PM
Thanks, Craigery. Are these the requirements for the system configuration to use Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1) only? I didn't find any reference to Windows 98 at the site you referenced. Thanks for your help.
February 12th, 2004, 08:24 PM
I think this is where you want to go to get the minimum requirements for Win98..
February 12th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Thanks, Murray, that's what I was looking for.
February 13th, 2004, 02:56 AM
i once bought an old packard bell 60mhz and 48 megs ram and it had win 98 on it.. 333 will work great
are you doing fresh install or upgrade?
February 13th, 2004, 10:32 AM
I would advise a fresh install as you then have a clean reg, some what of a non fragmented hard drive and a Fat32 disk. I just like a clean install of an OS for the piece of mind there will be nothing left over from a prior install to cause any issues.
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February 13th, 2004, 08:20 PM
I was going to just upgrade but I tried it just now and I get a message saying I can't upgrade with this version of Windows 98. It's a legal version that I have. The Windows 95 that's on it now was run a a network, so I was wondering if that makes any difference.
February 13th, 2004, 08:50 PM
In order to do an upgrade, the Win98 cd has to be marked as a Win98 Upgrade.. Sounds like you have a full install which menas you will have to format and install..
February 15th, 2004, 04:03 PM
Thanks, Murray. That's what I did and it works fine.
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