Updating from window 98 to xp
Original title : Help upgrading from XP to Win8 I have been told four times now by different Microsoft Support agents (2 online, 2 by phone) that an upgrade path exists between Windows XP and Windows 8 using the downloadable software upgrade. I have a new hard drive, a product key/license for Windows 8 (with no installation media, ONLY the downloadable upgrade), and product key/license/installation media for both Win XP and XP x64. BOTH the WIndows 8 Upgrade, and the Upgrade Assistant fail to run, returning the error "Platform not supported." Support has told me I need to run Windows Update to make sure I have the latest Service Packs (etc). Then they told me I need Service Pack 3--but XP x64 does not have a Service Pack 3.I have asked if this means I need to reinstall XP (32), upgrade to SP 3, and then upgrade to Win8 (but this seems even less likely if I cannot upgrade from x64).In this guide, we will show you how to downgrade from Windows 7 to XP.And if you want to downgrade to Vista from Windows 7, please refer our how to downgrade from Windows 7 to Vista article. Open your Windows 7 drive (usually C drive) and make sure that you haven’t deleted the folder, which was created by Windows while installing Windows 7 on XP drive.It allows third parties to add functionalities via Browser Helper Objects (BHO); and allows websites to offer rich content via Active X.After upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, many of Windows 7 users are asking if there is a way out there to downgrade to Windows XP/Vista.Again, type all the commands mentioned below one by one and then hit enter after each command.
Please note down your Windows 7 drive letter and also DVD drive letter before proceeding to the next step. Insert your Windows 7 installation disc in the drive and reboot your machine. So type the following commands one by one and then hit enter after each command (here “D” is your Windows 7 drive letter).
Rebooting is an important step and in some cases may be required several times before you have installed all the Windows updates available.
After the computer has rebooted, make sure to visit the Windows update page again to make sure all the files you need are downloaded.
Users on a corporate network or running an illegal copy of Microsoft Windows may be unable to perform Microsoft Updates.
If you are on a corporate network, contact your administrator if you are concerned about updating your computer.