How can I change the OS on my laptop?

Question

Just purchased new laptop, for use 5 months at summer place. Has Win XP BUT I would much prefer to have Win 98 because what little expertise I have is with 98.

How can I change this new laptop to Win 98SE?

Answer

This question was answered on April 6, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can do a clean install by deleting the existing partition and starting from scratch, with the Windows 98SE installation CD.

Follow the instructions for deleting the partition and creating a new one: You need to allocation space on the hard drive based on the requirements for installation.

But before you do that, read your warranty information, and all supporting documents, there may be some clauses that state if you do certain things to the laptop, those changes will negate the warranty, etc.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 6, 2004