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going from Windows ME to Windows XP witout losing info

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mickey9462, Sep 27, 2003.

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  1. mickey9462

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    I WANT TO CHANGE OPERATING SYSTEMS FROM ME TO XP PRO, BUT I DO NOT WANT TO LOSE PERSONEL FILES ETC... BASICALLY I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I DO THINGS CORRECTLY:confused:
     
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    First off, when upgrading to a higher version of Windows (or any Operating System) it's highly advisable to enter the Add/Remove Programs control panel; Uninstall your anti-virus program and restart your computer. I think your WinXP Welcome/Install manual that comes with the CD suggests this. Read that manual carefully.

    Temporarily disable your computers' screen saver (choose None).

    Plus do backups of your sensitive data:

    (Internet Explorer Favorites; Netscape Bookmarks, Address Book and Netscape Mail Folders; Outlook Express Address Books and Folders (compress any Netscape Mail or Outlook Express folders first) letters, pictures, databases, spreadsheets, music, etc.) to removable media for restoring later. Just in case there's a problem. Usually there isn't.
     
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