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    Upgrade from ME to XP Pro (version 4.90.3000)

    I'm about to attempt to upgrade from WinME to WinXP Pro and would appreciate any advice loungers can give on the potential pitfals. I'm running an AMD Athlon chip (1.3GHz) on an Abit KT7A-RAID motherboard with a Matrox Millennium G450 DualHead video card and the Original SoundBlaster Live. I have had ongoing stability problems with sudden lockups that force a reboot that are more frequent with applications that really stress the audio card or the hard drives. Any voices of experience would be appreciated.
    Wendell

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    Re: Upgrade from ME to XP Pro (version 4.90.3000)

    DO a CLEAN install, which will remove ALL traces of ME. Just make sure you have XP drivers for all equipment.

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

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    Re: Upgrade from ME to XP Pro (version 4.90.3000)

    Doesn't that mean I will have to reinstall all the apps I currently have installed? I was hoping like crazy to avoid that!
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    Re: Upgrade from ME to XP Pro (version 4.90.3000)

    Yes it does Wendell.

    The time it takes you to reinstall your apps will be nothing compared to trying to track down that elusive bug that happens when you do an in-place upgrade. And rest assured, one will pop up at probably the most inopportune time.
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    Re: Upgrade from ME to XP Pro (version 4.90.3000)

    Hi Wendell B--

    Some clean install sites to influence you to clean install rather than upgrade from Win 9X to a Win NT OS:

    MSDN: Operating System Upgrades

    Performing a Clean Install of Windows XP: Microsoft Windows XP Expert Zone

    Windows XP Clean Install Interactive Setup

    Webtree

    Four Ways to Clean Install the Win XP Upgrade--but especially from ME do a completely clean install to maximize your chances of stability.

    Clean Install or Upgrade?

    defrag

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