Windows 98 to 2000 upgrade problem.


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neonsonicboy

Hi there,
I have a computer that runs on Windows 98. I am trying to upgrade it to 2000
Professional, but when it tells me I should visit the compatibility site, I
click Next, it checks for a floppy in the drive, then reboots, and while the
POST checks load, and Windows 98 boots, it makes beeping noises, until
ScanDisk pops up.
The computer is an RM Accelerator with 64MB of RAM, so maybe the low memory
is a problem. I have read, though, that upgrades almost always fail from 9x,
yet I have upgraded from 98 to 2000 in a virtual machine with no problem. Can
anyone help?
Thanks,
neonsonicboy.
 
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John John (MVP)

Windows 98 does not upgrade too well to Windows 2000 and such upgrades
are almost always doomed to fail for one reason or another. Also, at
64MB RAM the installation will barely have enough RAM to run, the
machine will crawl at best. What are the rest of the specs on the machine?

John
 
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neonsonicboy

Hi there,
I actually did a clean install in the end, and it's actually quite fast!
Believe it or not, it runs Macromedia Fireworks no problem, and I'm now
thinking about dual-booting it with Linux.
 
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neonsonicboy

The processor is a 733 MHz Pentium III, it has 2 USB ports and like I said,
64 MB RAM.
 
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neonsonicboy

Also, in my third reply, I'd like to say that I have seen a Windows 98 laptop
upgraded to 2000 no problem, and it had 64MB RAM (since upgraded). I also
think it had a slower CPU.
 

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