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upgrade from 98 to xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dan, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. dan

    dan Flightless Bird

    Will any files be lost if I upgrade from win98 to xp ?
    Have a 'old' Dell with 1g ram etc., that I've used for mail.
    Need a new printer; new 1 won't talk to 98, so.....
    Are there any files that need backing up before the upgrade ?
     
  2. Peter Taylor

    Peter Taylor Flightless Bird

    On 8/11/2010 5:22 PM, dan wrote:
    > Will any files be lost if I upgrade from win98 to xp ?
    > Have a 'old' Dell with 1g ram etc., that I've used for mail.
    > Need a new printer; new 1 won't talk to 98, so.....
    > Are there any files that need backing up before the upgrade ?
    >
    >


    Yes, the files you created should be backed up, including emails. After
    the upgrade, you should switch from FAT32 to NTFS. Personally, I would
    do a clean install of XP.

    --
    Peter Taylor
     
  3. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    On 8/11/2010 12:22 PM, dan wrote:
    > Will any files be lost if I upgrade from win98 to xp ?
    > Have a 'old' Dell with 1g ram etc., that I've used for mail.
    > Need a new printer; new 1 won't talk to 98, so.....
    > Are there any files that need backing up before the upgrade ?


    *Anything* is possible when you install or upgrade an operating system.
    A software glitch or slippy user fingers could lead to the loss of all
    files on the disk so backup all your precious files before you do the
    upgrade! You should also create an image of the disk so that you can
    restore the disk to its current Windows 98 installation in case things
    go horribly wrong!

    John
     

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