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    upgrade to xp

    I have windows 98, want to install xp - will I loose all my files, I've heard different storoes from different people?

    Thanks Darren

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    Re: upgrade to xp

    According to Upgrading from Previous Versions of Windows on the Microsoft site, it is possible to upgrade from Windows 98 to Windows XP keeping your existing settings, programs, and data. Also see How to prepare to upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP.

    However, it would be better to back up all your data, format the hard disk and install from scratch. It's more work, but you'll end up with a clean system. (If you get Windows XP as an upgrade, you'll need to insert your old Windows 98 disk at some point during the installation as proof that you're eligible for the upgrade.)

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    Re: upgrade to xp

    Thanks Hans

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    Re: upgrade to xp

    I think the moral of this story is- ALWAYS backup your files when you're not sure of something. In fact, backup your files regularly anyway. I have first hand experience of a total HD failure & it's not nice realising that your last backup was over 2 months ago....
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    Re: upgrade to xp

    As I am fond of telling folks...there are two types of computer users: those who have lost all their data, and those who will. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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