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Quick ? -Updating Win2k to XP...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mudvayne37, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. mudvayne37

    mudvayne37 Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. MFDnNC

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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
     
  3. 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?
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    Any way. You can upgrade or replace or Add as second OS
     
  5. mudvayne37

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

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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.
     
  7. mudvayne37

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    thank you

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