winxp install win98


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motor man

I just bought the new WINXPpro CD and tried to install it on a win98
computer. I did not seem to have the opportunity to do an upgrade and I
put the winXp in its own folder called winxp. Now I can run XP fine but
all the old shortcuts and everything else on the desktop has vanished.
How do i get them back? Also none of the prgrams show up in the
START-All Prgrams list.
What do I need to do PLEASE. Please cc my email (e-mail address removed)
Thank you
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

In order to upgrade Windows 98 to Windows XP,
you need to purchase a "Retail Version" of Windows XP.

It appears you acquired an "OEM Version" which
cannot upgrade. You'll need to reinstall your programs
using their original installation media.

Data or Program Settings Are Missing After You Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313362/en-us

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows - Shell/User
Microsoft Community Newsgroups
news://msnews.microsoft.com/

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| I just bought the new WINXPpro CD and tried to install it on a win98
| computer. I did not seem to have the opportunity to do an upgrade and I
| put the winXp in its own folder called winxp. Now I can run XP fine but
| all the old shortcuts and everything else on the desktop has vanished.
| How do i get them back? Also none of the prgrams show up in the
| START-All Prgrams list.
| What do I need to do PLEASE.
| Thank you
| .
 
M

Malke

motor said:
I just bought the new WINXPpro CD and tried to install it on a win98
computer. I did not seem to have the opportunity to do an upgrade and
I put the winXp in its own folder called winxp. Now I can run XP fine
but all the old shortcuts and everything else on the desktop has
vanished. How do i get them back? Also none of the prgrams show up in
the START-All Prgrams list.
What do I need to do PLEASE. Please cc my email (e-mail address removed)
Thank you
.
If you put the XP cd in the drive and did a clean install - which is
what it sort of sounds like - then your Windows 98 installation is
gone. When you say "I did not seem to have the opportunity to do an
upgrade", what exactly do you mean? Did you get any messages from the
system? Tell us precisely what actions you took to install Windows XP
on your computer.

In the meantime, here is a link with a lot of answers about upgrade
issues:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpupgdissues.html

Look them over, and also Michael Stevens' information about a clean
install at that site, here:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Does that process look familiar?

Also, don't ever post your real, unmunged email address on Usenet (where
you are posting now) or messageboards. It will be harvested by
spambots. Here is a link explaining how to munge your email address:
http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm

Malke
 
M

motor man

Yes this was a OEM CD, new and therefore I assumed ( the seller claimed
this to be true ) OK re copyright etc. When the message came up type of
upgrade there was only one choice so I did not get to do an upgrade
just a clean install. I kept the old file system and put the new winxp
in its own folder. It would seem that I might be able to copy the old
desktop to winxp since all the old windows files are still intact.
Any ideas other than what I should not have done! II cannot be only
person to have done this so hoped for some practical help from this
grp. I
Surpisingly although the email is a "real" one I do not get that much
spam , cox.com do a pretty good job of removing it and my email prgram
does the rest.
Thank you ,
ron
 
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Malke

motor said:
Yes this was a OEM CD, new and therefore I assumed ( the seller
claimed this to be true ) OK re copyright etc. When the message came
up type of upgrade there was only one choice so I did not get to do an
upgrade just a clean install. I kept the old file system and put the
new winxp
in its own folder. It would seem that I might be able to copy the old
desktop to winxp since all the old windows files are still intact.
Any ideas other than what I should not have done! II cannot be only
person to have done this so hoped for some practical help from this
grp. I
Surpisingly although the email is a "real" one I do not get that much
spam , cox.com do a pretty good job of removing it and my email prgram
does the rest.
If I were you, I'd back up any data that needs it and do a clean
install. Follow Michael Stevens' directions from here:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

Then reinstall programs from installation media and restore data from
backups. Don't connect the machine to the Internet until you have the
Service Pack 2 firewall active and an antivirus installed.

Malke
 

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