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RE : Windows 2000
kamlesh Sep-05-01 03:42 PM
Hi,
I have Win98SE and want to install the Win2000, can I install it over the existing Win98SE.
Also will Win2000 solve the problem of seeing hard drives of 20gig or greater.

Kam Darbar


1. RE: RE : Windows 2000
lbyard Sep-05-01 04:26 PM
In response to message 0
>Hi,
> I have Win98SE and want
>to install the Win2000, can
>I install it over the
>existing Win98SE.

Yes, but I prefer a clean install. See the Win 2K documentation and:

http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/Webcasts/WC082200/wcblurb082200.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=upgrade&rnk=2&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000

http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/Webcasts/WC083199/WCBLURB083199.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=upgrade&rnk=3&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000

>Also will Win2000 solve the problem
>of seeing hard drives
>of 20gig or greater.

Most likely, if Windows 98SE has the problem. It is usually caused by an old motherboard BIOS. See http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/8point4.html. Win 2K may still have a problem if the BIOS has the LBA function. See MSKB 254769, Hard Disk Is Misreported as Eight Gigabytes in Size During Setup
, at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q254/7/69.ASP? Larry


2. RE: RE : Windows 2000
waddy Sep-05-01 06:51 PM
In response to message 0
why would you want to install over 98 ?
That always causes problems , i would format, and install nice and fresh ..... using NTFS for my file system.....

yes 2K sees drives larger than 20GB........


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