"Brett" <brett.s.wilsonlmco.com> wrote in message
> I currently own Windows 98SE (upgrade from Windows 95).
> Was wondering if I can buy the Win XP Pro upgrade, and
> then install it on a newly formatted hard disk without
> first installing Win 98.
Yes. The reuirement is to *own* a previous qualifying version,
not to have it installed.
> I suppose I can, and it will
> just ask me for my Win 98 key?
No, it will ask you to insert the Windows 98 CD, as proof of
> I would prefer a clean
> install over installing it on top of Win 98.
Why? Although with older versions of Windows, that often brought
better results, it's much less true with XP. My advice is to at
least try doing an upgrade. If problems develop (which is
unlikely), you can always revert to a clean installation.
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