Upgrading Computers

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tenacboy

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I will soon be switching my current desktop out for an upgradded one. The current computer is running Windows 98. The replacement computer will likely be running windows 2000.
Is there a relatively easy, straightforward way to preserve the applications and data from the current machine to the replacment? :confused:
 
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You really cannot upgrade for Windows 98 to 2000, but you can copy the data. So you will have to re-install the applications and some of them may not work with Windows 2000.
 
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From the first post, it doesn't seem like they are going to upgrade a computer from Windows 98 to 2000. They are getting an entirely new one.

Typically, since the operating systems are completely different, it is best to reinstall all the applications.

As far as saving data, there are several ways to copy from one to another.

1. Over a network
2. Take out the hard drive from the old computer, temporarily put it in the new one and copy whatever you like.
3. Use an external device like a USB drive to copy from the old and to the new computer.
 
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