Should I upgrade or fresh install?

Question

This may sound silly. I am using Win95. I want to install Win98, but only because I need to put in a firewall and virus protection, and the lowest version they will accept is Win98.

I have a Win98 disk from my wife's computer. I have backed up my complete C: drive where I have been using Win95. Is it safe just to install Win98 "over" it? Or what?

Answer

This question was answered on April 21, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you have all your files backed up You can now do an upgrade or a fresh installation I recommend to do a fresh installation With the upgrade some times the computer's performance isn't as good as if you do a fresh installation

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Posted by Isboseth of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 21, 2002