WinBook Tech Article
For more information visit www.winbookcorp.com
|Subject:||Upgrading the WinBook Si2 from Windows 98 to Windows 2000|
|Keywords:||Upgrade, installalation, Win2K|
|Tech Article Number:||WBTA09170116|
NOTE: You, the customer, are solely responsible for data security. WinBook strongly recommends that you perform a backup of all personal data contained on your system prior to performing this procedure. Warning: WinBook will NOT be held responsible for any data loss incurred during this process.
You, the customer, are solely responsible for data security. WinBook strongly recommends that you perform a backup of all personal data contained on your system prior to performing this procedure.
WinBook will NOT be held responsible for any data loss incurred during this process.
You will need the following items to install Windows 2000 on this machine:
Windows 2000 CD with Product Key
LT Winmodem Drivers for the WinBook Si/Si2
Important Note: Due to possible problems after installing Windows 2000, It is STRONGLY recommended that you do a complete backup of all data on your hard drive before running the setup program. If you have a problem loading or running Windows 2000 after the upgrade, you may have to reformat the hard drive in order to use the computer again.
1. Download the Si2kmodem.exe file from the website and expand the file. Copy the drivers from the expansion directory onto a floppy disk. If you choose not to use a floppy, note where you expanded the files, you will need it later.
2. Insert the Windows 2000 cd. After a few seconds
you will get a message asking if you would like to upgrade to a new version
of Windows. Click Yes. If you do not get this message, open my computer
and double-click on the CD-ROM icon.
4. When Setup presents the License Agreement, choose
Aceept and click next.
6. You will see a "Prepare to Upgrade" box. Click Next
7. You will be asked to provide upgrade packs. Choose no and click Next.
8. Setup will ask you to upgrade the File System to NTFS. Choose whichever option you wish. If you are not sure which option to use, choose no. If you choose NTFS, you it will be more difficult to return to Windows 98 later.
9. Setup will show a list of devices that it does
not have drivers for. The LT WinModem should be on the list. Highlight
the LT Winmodem. Place the floppy disk containing the Si LT Winmodem driver
in the drive, and click "Provide Files". A dialog box will ask you to
point to the location of the drivers. Highlight the A: drive and click
next. If you saved the files to another directory, locate that directory.When
instructed, remove the floppy disk from the drive. Add any other drivers
that Setup cannot find the files for using the same method.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated. If you have noticed any problems
with this tech article, or if you feel that something is not clear enough,
please E-mail our Technical Support department by clicking on the link
below. Please include the Technical Article Number and the specific area
that you feel is inaccurate. Thank you.
Disclaimer: This information is being provided to you as a service from the Technical Support Department of WinBook Computers. It is intended to assist you in the resolution of your technical problems or questions. If you feel uncomfortable implementing any of the information or suggestions contained herein then you should e-mail the WinBook Technical Support Department. WinBook will not be held responsible for any loss of information, data or programming as a result of the use of this TechNote.©2007 IPSG. All rights reserved. PowerSpec and WinBook are registered trademarks of Micro Electronics, Inc. Policies