DFQ about Upgrading 98

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sinster, May 5, 2004.

  1. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    to WinXP Pro.

    Can I upgrade and not loose information?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Not a problem. But just to be safe backup what you need. You never know what might go wrong. We are talking Windows aren't we. :D
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You really shouldn't though. You can run into problems upgrading a DOS based OS to an NT based OS, there are a few knowledge base articles on this too. Personally I always clean install, just eliminates the chance of a problem.
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I totally concur with this. Upgrading from 98 to XP is technically possible.. but is hardly ever the recommended route. I can't tell you the amount of trouble and other instability issues that people I know have had to endure because they went the upgrade route.

    Plus, if you are upgrading, you should back up your data anyway.. so, if you are backing up all your data, why not start with a fresh and clean load instead of carrying all your extra baggage over to the new system?