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    Upgrade from 98 - will XP retain users?

    We use Win 98 at home with 4 different user profiles set up for each member of the family. If I upgrade to XP will it retain the existing profiles or do I have to set them all up again?

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    Re: Upgrade from 98 - will XP retain users?

    Dont know - but XP will insist they each be assigned a user class, not available in W98. For instance, administrator, limited user, guest.

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    Re: Upgrade from 98 - will XP retain users?

    Yes. XP retains all previous set up users. They are no longer required to use a password ( didn't check to see whether this can be re-enabled).

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    Re: Upgrade from 98 - will XP retain users?

    Yes the user accounts can be set to use passwords, just got to "Start, Settings, Control Panel, User accounts" and make the changes as needed for each user account.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Upgrade from 98 - will XP retain users?

    Can you share with us the user class that each user got mapped into? Go to control panel, users accounts, and see what account each is in.

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    Re: Upgrade from 98 - will XP retain users?

    Hi,

    They were both migrated from Win ME to Win XP as 'Computer Administrator'

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    Re: Upgrade from 98 - will XP retain users?

    Thanks. That's good to know.

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