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mudvayne37

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Is there a way I can update from Windows 2000 Pro to Windows XP Pro without having to reinstall my programs and backup/reinstall all of my files? Is it safe to just update like this?
 
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No, but W2K is just fine and you really won't gain much. Its not like going from 9x to XP
 

mudvayne37

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Its my girlfriends computer that isnt hooked up to the internet. I am real familiar with Xp and stripping it down to run better and she has wanted me to install it for her for months now. I have Windows XP Pro and it says there is an update function, Does this format before the update?
 

mudvayne37

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So does an update format first?? I still havent got that answer. Thank you for your help.
 

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An update keeps your settings and software, and any problems with them.
A replace does a Format.
An add will add it to a second partition, and allow you to boot to either.
 
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