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Steve, you are welcome to believe and to promote that the upgrade version is
identical to the complete version. This definitely was not true with my
experience with Win95. Further, if you go to a software store like CompUSA,
you will find, side by side, upgrade and full versions of Win98 and NT 4.0
at different prices. When I reformatted my HDD (took it down to "nothing")
and re-installed OS (and Office97), I was glad I had a full version CD of
the OS and Office97 asked for diskette of "qualifying product" since it was
an upgrade version.

Again, you are welcome to believe what you want and to promote what you
want. I just offered my opinion based on my experiences.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Privett [mailto:eqretrodr(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, October 19, 1998 7:50 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: New Win 98 Questions

Bill Allen, S.E. wrote:
> Let me know if this works AFTER you have reformatted your HDD and tried to
> install your upgrade version of your OS.


I don't understand your intent here... I've done this already as I upgraded
from NT3.51 to NT4.0... and I have gone and reformated a HD and reinstalled
the upgrade version of the OS and all my other software.  This was done
when I went from a 850 meg HD to a 5.4 gig last April.  There were no

My point, was when you buy an upgrade now, you get the entire package.
They just give you an upgrade price even though essentially every file is
new.  This was not true with the DOS upgrades as the upgrade from DOS 6.0
to 6.22 was one disk, but if you bought 6.22 complete, for an initial
installation, it was three disks.  But those days are gone with all the
software I've purchased the last several years.

Steve P