Changing OS to upgrade

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hummer

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Hi
I have a question about changing the Windows Operating system. I am currently running Windows 98 and want to put Windows XP on. Will doing this lose all the other stuff that I have on my PC or will it just transfer over? Do I have to uninstall the current Windows or will that all happen when I put the new CD in?
Thanks in Advance :eek:
 
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If you are moving to XP you should backup any data that you need regardless of how you upgrade.

The prefered approach is to do a clean install which means the first step is a format of the HD. After the OS is installed you would then re-install any apps.

Doing an "upgrade" over 98 is asking for trouble.
 

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xp is a lot more demanding than 98 especially on ram and you will probably need a bios upgrade
check before you jump in
 
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