upgrade to Windows XP from 98SE WITHOUT the original disks

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I am trying to upgrade the OS from Win 98SE to Win XP Pro on a Dell
Dimension XPST800r. However I do not have the original CD-Rom for Win 98.
What is worse, I don't have the original Office 2000 CD-Rom. (Moved houses
and the Lord only knows where the CDs and all the manuals ended up! At least
the computer was found!).

Can I still do a clean install of the OS without the original info or
product key?

How can I reinstall Office if I don't have the original CDs?

I also want to use Outlook Express in the new OS. And how about other
applications which I may not have original anything? Adobe Premier, etc

Thanks for info.

The system:

Dell Dimension XPS T800r
256 RAM
30GB hard drive (with plenty of freespace)
Windows 98 SE
Office 2000
Outlook Express
 
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You'll have to purchase both a "Full Version" of Windows XP
and Microsoft Office in your situation since you no longer have
the licenses or CDs for your missing software.

Try the following:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
;326246]http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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"EdH" wrote:

| I am trying to upgrade the OS from Win 98SE to Win XP Pro on a Dell
| Dimension XPST800r. However I do not have the original CD-Rom for Win 98.
| What is worse, I don't have the original Office 2000 CD-Rom. (Moved houses
| and the Lord only knows where the CDs and all the manuals ended up! At least
| the computer was found!).
|
| Can I still do a clean install of the OS without the original info or
| product key?
|
| How can I reinstall Office if I don't have the original CDs?
|
| I also want to use Outlook Express in the new OS. And how about other
| applications which I may not have original anything? Adobe Premier, etc
|
| Thanks for info.
|
| The system:
|
| Dell Dimension XPS T800r
| 256 RAM
| 30GB hard drive (with plenty of freespace)
| Windows 98 SE
| Office 2000
| Outlook Express
 
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You shouldn't need the Win98 CD in order to perform an 'in-place' upgrade to
XP. Office 2000 will be retained as well.
You can't do a clean install of 98 without a disk. Depending on what version
of XP (Upgrade or Full, OEM) you have will determine if you can perform a
clean install of it.

As for a reinstall of Office 2000: no CD, no reinstall.

--
James M. Fisher
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
Service Pack 2 Master List:
http://jmfmvps.mvps.org/SP2.htm
<Please reply in the newsgroups>


"EdH" <EdH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8CFF207A-8D7E-40EB-B6C8-7F5EC3A43395@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to upgrade the OS from Win 98SE to Win XP Pro on a Dell
> Dimension XPST800r. However I do not have the original CD-Rom for Win 98.
> What is worse, I don't have the original Office 2000 CD-Rom. (Moved houses
> and the Lord only knows where the CDs and all the manuals ended up! At
> least
> the computer was found!).
>
> Can I still do a clean install of the OS without the original info or
> product key?
>
> How can I reinstall Office if I don't have the original CDs?
>
> I also want to use Outlook Express in the new OS. And how about other
> applications which I may not have original anything? Adobe Premier, etc
>
> Thanks for info.
 
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If the CDs were from Dell when you bought the computer, call
Dell and they can supply replacements.


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"James M. Fisher [MVP]" <xrayjames@msn.com> wrote in message
news:OfgmEXSxEHA.2316@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| You shouldn't need the Win98 CD in order to perform an
'in-place' upgrade to
| XP. Office 2000 will be retained as well.
| You can't do a clean install of 98 without a disk.
Depending on what version
| of XP (Upgrade or Full, OEM) you have will determine if
you can perform a
| clean install of it.
|
| As for a reinstall of Office 2000: no CD, no reinstall.
|
| --
| James M. Fisher
| MS MVP Windows Shell/User
| Service Pack 2 Master List:
| http://jmfmvps.mvps.org/SP2.htm
| <Please reply in the newsgroups>
|
|
| "EdH" <EdH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| news:8CFF207A-8D7E-40EB-B6C8-7F5EC3A43395@microsoft.com...
| >I am trying to upgrade the OS from Win 98SE to Win XP
Pro on a Dell
| > Dimension XPST800r. However I do not have the original
CD-Rom for Win 98.
| > What is worse, I don't have the original Office 2000
CD-Rom. (Moved houses
| > and the Lord only knows where the CDs and all the
manuals ended up! At
| > least
| > the computer was found!).
| >
| > Can I still do a clean install of the OS without the
original info or
| > product key?
| >
| > How can I reinstall Office if I don't have the original
CDs?
| >
| > I also want to use Outlook Express in the new OS. And
how about other
| > applications which I may not have original anything?
Adobe Premier, etc
| >
| > Thanks for info.
|
|
 

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