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    Saving Settings - Painless System Upgrade

    Currently my PC has NT 4.0, Outlook 98, IE 5.5 and Word 97 SR-2 running, among other things. The plan is to upgrade my machine to Windows 2000 (with IE 5.5 or 6) and Office 2000 (including Outlook 2000 and Word 2000). I have quite a few customizations to the settings for Word and Outlook. How can I save these settings so I won't have to do them all over again after the upgrade? I recall seeing a piece of shareware mentioned on some forum that could save this type of information. In general I would appreciate any warnings, hints and suggestions for upgrading with as little loss of production time as possible. Some people in my work group needed over a week to get back to "normal" after having this upgrade. I don't want that to happen to me. I am cross-posting this to the Word & Outlook forums, too.

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    Re: Saving Settings - Painless System Upgrade

    If you're going the upgrade route, those settings should largely be unaffected. If you visit http://office.microsoft.com there is a "Save My Settings" wizard or some such - but frankly, depending on your customizations, it would probably be best to save them separately and doa clean installation.

    What kind of customizations are you referring to, specifically?
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    Re: Saving Settings - Painless System Upgrade

    Things like default display layouts, fonts, filters in Outlook. In Word, default toolbars, fonts, Autotext and Autocorrect stuff. I may have a few display -related customizations in IE as well. It's the ones in Word and Outlook that worry me the most.

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    Re: Saving Settings - Painless System Upgrade

    The wizard only talks about saving your Windows 2000 settings. Will it work if I have Windows NT?

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    Re: Saving Settings - Painless System Upgrade

    Are you thinking of this thread?

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