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    Upgrade Problems (XP sr2)

    Hi All

    This past Sunday I finally gave up on WindowsME and 'upgraded' to XP-SP2.

    1...Modem wouldn't work. Bought new modem. Hey, I'm here!
    2...Nothing in Start Menu.
    3...Nothing in Startup
    4...All registered/licensed programs I've tried to run have required the 'keys' to be re-entered.
    5...No CD's will autostart.

    6...This one really bugs me...Firefox 1.0 and Thunderbird 1.0 simply do not work.
    I've tried re-installing both and the installs seem to go OK but neither will load completely.

    Does anyone know what might have gone wrong? Is there a 'Repair' that can be done?
    My system exceeds all the criteria for the upgrade.

    Thanks for any help.

    Have a Great day!!!
    Ken
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    Re: Upgrade Problems (XP sr2)

    IMO, you'd be better off backing up your data, making sure you've got XP drivers, then install from scratch. Clean installs are almost always a better option. All you need to do is supply the ME cd if the XP install asks for proof of upgradability. Yeah, you'll have to re-install all your other software but it should all work. Biggest plus is you'll get rid of however much junk has built up since you installed ME.

    Joe
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