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Full install vs upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Toddatmm, Jan 28, 2002.

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  1. Toddatmm

    Toddatmm Thread Starter

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    Hi guys and gals I have a question,If you do a full install of xp do you lose anything already on your machine or does it just change the OS?also I am upgrading frm win me will there be a problem with doing a complete install?
     
  2. ian.p.h

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    i did an upgrade from 98se and have no problems and i didn't loose anything.
     
  3. Dan O

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    For a surprising change Microsoft recommending upgrading over full installs for 98/ME users. If you have a very clean PC and have not installed and removed a lot of application it okay to do. Personnally I perfer a full install and dual boot. It allows you to have your cake and eat it. While you are resolving XP issues and learning how to use it you can still use your PC. Also some older applications will not run under XP, then what are you to do? An full install also does not carry over all the junk and problems you had with the old OS.
     
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