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upgrading from W2K Professional to XP Professional

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by axis77, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. axis77

    axis77 Thread Starter

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    I have heard and seen horror stories or situations when attempting to upgrade not clean install a new os. For example the whole win98 to w2k doesnt fly good because of the fat32 to ntfs deal. so what about upgrading w2k pro with ntfs to xp pro with ntfs? is this a good thing to do now a days or is it still better to just perform a clean install over my existing os. I really would like to keep my stuff intact, but I dont want a crappy xp upgrade. So what type of issues have you guys had upgrading w2k to xp pro...
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Its still a different core, even if only "a bit different".

    I would still never advise a "upgrade", it suggests that to prefer one means that your reliance on installed data is higher than it should be.

    Good excuse to back everything up and start afresh. An upgrade is unlikely to ever be as reliable as a clean install.
     
  3. bearone2

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    i don't do/recommend updating of an os.

    if you had problems it won't necessarily fix them.

    i have the music on cd's, docs/address book, stuff i need, on floppies and just reload them if the need to reinstall presents itself. bsod, errors, reboot, goofy shutdowns.
     
  4. axis77

    axis77 Thread Starter

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    well thats the thing i dont have issues my pc runs like a champ, I was just thinking of going with the latest OS, but I just wanted to know if upgrading is still as horrible as it use to be, now I know that wiping out and fresh install is always best, but I guess im being a bit lazy,,,well thanks for the input....
     
  5. Squashman

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    Everytime one of our customers upgrades their computer from Windows 98 to XP, it kills our software. We end up having to fix issues with Windows to make our software work again.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    98 to Windows2000 or XP is pretty risky. Basically going from a DOS based operating system to a NT based one. Also the drivers would be completely different. And apps often need to be reinstalled or updated. Office is a good example.

    2000 to XP is less risky since many of the drivers are the same and they are still both NT based operating systems.

    But the safest is a clean install. Just not worth taking the chance.
     
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