Originally Posted by sondl509
I'm trying to upgrade from windows 98 to windows xp, but I get a message that says that I don't have enough room. I found out the size of the partition is too small. Please help me!
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M$ Win98 HDD size requirements are not as large as WinXP. If this is a older machine with a small footprint drive then you will need to add additional drive(s) to the system to allow you the WinXP install. The system requirements for XP will be at least 2GB with user space, preferably 4GB.
You could use parted but M$ fdisk will work for you to partition the hdd for your requirements. Let the XP install provide you with the formatting. I suggest that you use 'NTFS' unless you need to stay with the 'fat' system.