Yes, you can, and no, it won't slow you down. XP is basically a dressed up and tweaked version of 2000.mchreidi said:can i update my computer from windows 2000 professional to windows xp and will that slow my pc's speed .
I use disk images for backup (and it's the only backup system I recommend). I could have my complete Windows 2000 installation up and running in about an hour, exactly like it was before I upgraded it to XP. It's safely tucked away on some DVD's.ozrom1e said:Welcome to TSG....
Here is an article about upgrading from Windows 2000 to Windows XP you might be real interested in reading especially about not being able to just go back to the old version windows 2000.
In my hour, I'll have all my applications, all my docs, emails, photos, videos, etc. All you'll have is an OS.bearone2 said:i can do a clean install of 2k/xp in an hour and know i won't have problems with a possible bad image.
Then you don't have many apps.bearone2 said:no, it's apps too.
That's a contradiction.bearone2 said:i don't backup. i've got docs/pics/address book, etc on various servers...
"$$$$0", www.e-mailanywhere.com, mail2web both allow me to access pop3 email from anywhere on the planet.bbearren said:Then you don't have many apps.
I've got $34.95 invested in BootIt NG. Bought it several years ago; one time, one price.
The time I spend is on a hobby I enjoy, and it's also a business that brings in cash. The folks whose PC's I fix don't seem to think it's a waste, and they don't mind spending their money for my time. I do lots of stuff on my machines that aren't necessary, because it gives me experience and knowledge to do those things on customers' machines when it IS necessary.
How much do you have invested in "various servers"?
A file you don't backup is a file you don't want to keep. I consider a backup to magnetic media the same as no backup at all.
And I haven't done the reformat/reinstall dance since Windows 95.
More trouble than it's worth...bearone2 said:list your apps please
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