HOW TO: Prepare to Upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP (Q316639)

This step-by-step article describes how to prepare to upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me) to Windows XP. The information in this article may be useful to help you to avoid some common upgrade-related issues.

For information about compatible hardware for Windows XP, view the Windows Hardware Compatibility List (HCL). This list is a compilation of computers and computer hardware that have been extensively tested with Windows for stability and compatibility. Microsoft Product Support Services uses the HCL to determine whether or not a computer is supported for use with Windows. The latest HCL is available from the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/hcl/default.asp

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