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How Can I Format A Laptop With Windows 98 and change it to Windows XP?

Please help me out. How can I format a laptop (p3) with Windows 98 and also change it to Windows XP? I'm presently stuck with the problem  . . .Waiting for your helpful reply.

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^ have already told the owner.

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win 7 on a p3?

infact what has win 98 have to do with it? well if u try to format and it refuses to, the drive is probably cooked, and any acrobatics to get it to work are probably ouuta ur league

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I don't know the configuration of your system but its best if you can lay your hands on Windows 7 cos all the drivers are installed during the process. With XP, you go see palava oh with the drivers.

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Insert d xp cd&reboot d computer,wen it comes up u'l c "press any key2boot from cd" . .press any key on ur keyboard,d rest is quite easy,u'l b given an option2 "format" as well. .so . .

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The error info I get is: Drive c: is corrupted and cannot be repaired. Is there still hope?

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^^ thanks. But will changing the OS to Xp automatically format the laptop, cos that's the most important thing I need to do to it?

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Hv u tried insertin d windows xp cd & using the "upgrade" option. .hp u've got ur drivers&u've backed up ur data

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I think if you just put the xp cd in the disk drive and switch on to boot from the cd. That should do it. I did that on my laptop with Windows 2003 server and it worked, I guess you can do thesame.

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you don't install xp on a pc running windows 98

you go and buy a new pc

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^^Abi? Will tell the owner just that. Thanks everyone.

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