Win98SE to W2K Pro Upgrade



I am trying to perform the subject upgrade on my eMachines
PC (500MHz PIII) and it makes it to the final tasks screen
and hangs up a the "upgrading programs and system
settings" task. I tried to repair the partially installed
OS using the "install in place" option. That seemed to go
fine, but I am still unable to complete the upgrade.

I have an NEC monitor, Umax SCSI scanner (could be the
offender due to interface card), Okidata laser printer, HP
970 deskjset printer, Motorola cable modem, Belkein USB
hub, and D-Link wireless router/AP all connected to the PC
and all worked fine under Win98SE.

Any help this board can lend would be greatly
appreciated! Please e-mail me as I still have Internet
access via my IBM Thinkpad 600X notebook PC, which is
already running W2K Pro.


P.S. I also tried to upgrade my Fujitsu Lifebook 656Tx
from Win95 to W2K Pro and that didn't work either. I
think it is because of the CD-ROM drive since I get a blue
screen indicating it cannot locate the CD-ROM drive
partially through the upgrade process.

Dave Patrick

IMO it's simply not worth the trouble, given that you'll more than likely
end up with an unstable OS with all the remnants/ corruption left behind
from the upgrade. Best to blow it all away and go for the clean install.

To do a clean install, either boot the CD-Rom or boot the Windows 2000 setup
disks. The set of four install disks can be created from your Win2k CD-rom;
change to the \bootdisk directory on the cd-rom and execute makeboot.exe
(from dos) or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the prompts.

When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.

During Windows 2000 setup, at some point, will want to confirm the previous
operating system for the upgrade; at that point you'll simply insert the
qualified product install CD for it to verify. Then the install will

Check the pc, mb or hardware manufacturer's web site for the latest bios and
or Windows 2000 drivers for your devices.

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