Quick upgrade from 98 to XP

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BFR

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I've just gone and bought XP Home. If I choose the 'Quick Upgrade' option, will this re-format the partition to NTFS or leave it as FAT32?
 

flavallee

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You can also run the XP Readiness Test here without having to download anything first and which will take just a minute or two. (y)

Hopefully, you already have a CPU with a speed of 500 MHz or faster, and have at least 256 MB of RAM.

Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
 
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it gives you a choice of which file system you wont, so its up to you , Fat 32 or NTFS
 

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I just did an XP Home install on the same drive with 98 and you have an option to participate in the installation, DO choose that one, and you can decide on FAT 32 and what partition you want to put it on, or if you want the overinstall of 98. I don't think anything will be saved if you choose the overinstall though.
 

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All your personal data - documents, Favorites, email, etc. - are supposed to be left untouched during an upgrade in which the existing operating system is overwritten. However, that isn't always the result so if you don't want to wipe the drive clean (reformat) and do a clean install (which is the best way), backing up all the stuff you don't want or can't afford to lose is strongly recommended.
 
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