Progress update: Have installed Win XP Pro, plus SP2. Now having problems with AVG needing replacement! So far, have wasted about 4.5 hours on this upgrade. Hope it is not much longer. Have also zipped out the old Win 98SE install. Down to 2 gigs free space on "C".
Edit 05/05: After more than 10 hours for the "UGG-grade", now I am down to less than 1 gig of free space on "C". And that is after I cleaned out all the old W2K updates and other useless folders. Have to now get a larger (240gig) drive, I guess. Another nasty problem has arisen.. any older URL links now are linked to a print option, not to a Web site!!!
Hopefully, the two F@H work units will finish and submit without problems.. and I will then move the programs to system #3, which has a good, clean install of XP Home. Guess that #1 system needs another "reinstall!!
Oh, but wait.. whoever those air-head programmers were for the OS, there were clicks, clinks, pops, and other sounds I had to remove.. sounded like a pinball game whenever I clicked an object!!!
F@H.. to solve mankind's maladies.. in our lifetimes!