What do you think about backing up your files?

Question

I need to upgrade my computer from win 98 to win XP. When i upgrade will all the things saved on the harddrive be saved? I won't lose anything will I? If so what do I need to do?

Answer

This question was answered on December 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You will be much better off backing up your data to a CD or another hard drive Then format and install XP You can do a clean install with an XP upgrade CD as long as you have your 98 OS CD XP will ask for it during the install A clean install is best since upgrading over a 98 install usually brings along old problems (and magnifies them).

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Posted by Jerry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 12, 2004