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Problem Reformating From Windows 98 To Xp

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#1 unethical


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:27 PM

My dad gave me a latop he has not used for about 3 years. It has Windows 98 on it, I want to reformat it to Windows XP. I boot up with the Windows XP CD. I get to the screen to select witch partition I want to delete. I hit Delete on the C: Drive. I get this when I try to do it.

"Setup is unable to perform the requested operation on the selected partition. This partition contains temporary setup files that are required to complete the installation.

Am I supposed to reformat differently on Windows 98 or something? Thanks alot! :thumbsup:

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#2 IsMe


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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:14 PM

If the WinXP you have is the full version and not just an Upgrade version then simply format the C drive using a boot floppy and then restart with the WinXP CD.

But another consideration is if that laptop is 3 years old, make sure it has enough power to run XP. It should have at least a 600Mhz cpu, and 512 mb ram. While figures less than that will run XP, it might not be at an acceptable speed.

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