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I am having a couple of problems and I'm not sure if they are related.

 

First of all, I am trying to upgrade from Windows 98SE to Windows XP Pro. I have an upgrade disk and have purchased an additional license since it was already installed on another computer. When I run the system compatability test, it hangs up when it is processing system files for DVD Movie Player. I only have a CD Rom drive. Microsoft suggested I disconnect all my devices other than keyboard and mouse, disable my anti virus protection and try to install from the disk. Then it froze while"analying your computer" with 75 minutes remaining. Please look at my pitstop test results and let me know if you can see any potential problems. I have updated drivers and followed all the other recommendations other than the buffer size. About a year ago I had run a compatability test for XP and didn't come up with any problems.

 

The other problem is with sound. I replaced my sound card yesterday. When I put a music cd into the drive, windows media player pops up and says it cannot play the file because there is a problem with my sound device. But if I go to the cd player in accessories I can play it ok.

Related to this is the fact that if I go to sounds in control panel, and click on a sound, I cannot preview or hear it--I don't have any system sounds. I also cannot find my volume control. I was hoping that these sounds would be replaced with sounds from XP... :pullhair:

 

Edited at 9:30 p.m. to add:

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Edited by llstitcher
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I wouldn't perform an upgrade to Win XP over Win 98 on that system, because of the hardware constrictions and especially while AOL software is hogging more than half of your resources. Besides most of the software will not run properly and you will end up having an unstable installation.

 

The only way I would advice you to proceed will be a clean XP setup where you boot from the XP CD. You will have to save all your documents and install software titles after the Windows XP installation.

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:wp:

 

I wouldn't perform an upgrade to Win XP over Win 98 on that system, because of the hardware constrictions and especially while AOL software is hogging more than half of your resources. Besides most of the software will not run properly and you will end up having an unstable installation.

 

The only way I would advice you to proceed will be a clean XP setup where you boot from the XP CD. You will have to save all your documents and install software titles after the Windows XP installation.

 

 

I can delete all the AOL software because I don't use that anymore. Many of the old programs listed on add/remove programs have already been uninstalled, but I don't know how to get them off the list.

 

Which hardware constriction is the most troubling?

 

The upgrade that I need for Quickbooks requires XP, which is why I'm trying to upgrade.

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I can delete all the AOL software because I don't use that anymore. Many of the old programs listed on add/remove programs have already been uninstalled, but I don't know how to get them off the list.

 

Which hardware constriction is the most troubling?

 

The upgrade that I need for Quickbooks requires XP, which is why I'm trying to upgrade.

 

 

 

 

I would suggest at least:

Intel Pentium III, 700 MHz (or compatible processor)

20GB Hard Drive

 

Still you could run XP on that system, but I will suggest a clean installation.

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I agree with jojesa. Upgrade installs take old OS problems with it. and since I see that your 98 install is orginal.

Fri May 14 1999

 

I would back up your Quickbooks data and install XP from scratch.

 

Since you XP disk is an upgrade disk you will need access to the full win98 disk just in case (for validation).

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