I'm surprised that "terms and conditions" indicate that you can use Win 98
as a qualifying OS, because I've seen nothing to indicate that you can use
any DOS-based version of Windows--including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows
98 Second Edition, or Windows Millennium Edition--or Windows NT (any
version) to upgrade to Vista. I'd question the source of those "terms and
conditions." What is the source that said you can upgrade to Vista using 98
SE as a qualifying OS?
These are the upgrade paths as far as I know. I'll be interested to see if
someone corrects me as to 98 SE:
You can upgrade from your current edition of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows
2000 to a corresponding or better edition of Windows Vista by purchasing and
installing an upgrade copy of Windows Vista.
Installation options http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...c-options.aspx
The most stable situation is to iclean nstall a full OS version, but I'm
sure you'll do fine by any of the MSFT approved upgrade paths.
"Dillon Farmer" <dillonfarmer@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I recently got Vista Ultimate Upgrade w/SP1 via www.theultimatesteal.co.uk
>for around £40 by virtue of my membership of a University.
> The terms and conditions state Windows 98 Second Edition is a qualifying
> OS and the download comprised 3 files -- an EXE and 2 WIMs.
> The EXE will only run on Vista or XP and there seems no obvious way of
> performing a clean install over Win98.
> Does anyone have any idea how to go about installing with Win98 as the
> qualifying OS. I have seen the odd article about creating an ISO from the
> above files and making a bootable DVD.