Should I Upgrade to Windows 2000?

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Should I Upgrade to Windows 2000?

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This question was answered on April 14, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Windows 2000 or Windows 98? Which Windows is Right for YOU?

We have posted a comparison chart at:

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Before you upgrade to Windows 2000, take a few minutes to run Microsoft's Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer

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When it comes to upgrading to Windows 2000, driver issues or lack of hardware support seems to top the list of problems The analyzer will attempt to detect known problems that may exist in your system and lead you to any resources that may exist to fix them.

Once you determine your readiness, there are several ways to make sure the process goes smoothly ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR CRITICAL DATA AND LOCATE YOUR ORIGINAL PROGRAM DISKS BEFORE PROCEEDING Since Windows 2000 has no uninstall feature to return a system to Windows 95/98, we recommend that you reformat your hard drive--that is, remove all existing data from the disk--before you install Windows 2000 This way, you'll make sure no existing data on your drive conflicts with Windows 2000 (the upgrade wizards will still work if you reformat) We have seen some problems with attempts to upgrade existing Windows 95/98 systems If you are technically adept, you may want to consider installing WIN2K as a dual boot or on another physical hard drive.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on April 14, 2000