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I'm sure it seems like a stupid question and a no-brainer, but I've been running 98 for four years between two computers and it has given me very very few problems. I've been considering upgrading to XP Pro, but I have heard horror stories with upgrade problems and hardware conflicts.

Only one other person uses this comp, and she doesn't know much about computers, mostly just checks her e-mail, so the multiuser feature isn't important.

I surf the internet, play some non hardware-intensive games, word processing, etc.

Will it really be worth it to upgrade?
 

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The short answer is probably no. Unless there's some specific application that requires the upgrade, it sounds like you're doing fine with what you have.

Upgrading can be a real PITA, so I always recommend a clean install. Of course, this will also require reinstallation of all the software packages you use, etc. There's also the learning curve with XP, lots of small things that are different.

Don't fix something that isn't broken. :)
 

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i would say...

well, as i heard in a good story once (a joke story).....

....if youre warm and happy in a pile of crap, keep your mouth shut.

lol

or as i would explain it to my family, if 98 does all the things you need your pc to do, i would never switch to XP.

simple way to remember it (XP = Xtra Problems)

there is a few machines here at this house, not all of them new, but even the newest one is running 98.

it is simply good enough to do what we want, and i have seen faster speeds with 98.

the AMD 2000 processor, even thought it was made for xp, runs 98 much much faster... especially with 512 megs of ram

and the AMD 900 processor, runs 98 really fast also, and it ran xp like crap.

and the AMD 450 is running it just fine, and i wont change that, cos that machine is mine, :)

and the Gateway 200 and the intel 266 are both doing fine with 98 also, and so are 5 or 6 other machines i have put together.

and 3 of the people i built machines for later went to xp, and then begged me to put 98 back for them....

still to this day i havent found anything i cared about that 98 wont run, even if i have to add some DLL files.

so it's a matter of opinion which is best.

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