At the moment I am on Windows ME and a while ago I upgraded to XP. The problem was, and it stated this beforehand, I had big problems with my broadband modem. Although I've changed operating systems in the past, it has only ever been after a full format. That's just the way things worked out :)
What I would like to know is, if I full install XP, will I lose any of my work? I have a lot of it backed up to cd but, from past experience, I doubt if I have got everything.
you should be fine but it is always best to have a full backup just in case. Past postings both here and elsewhere usually recommend that a clean install of XP is the best way to proceed - as upgrades can cause problems. You can use an upgrade disc to do a fresh install - as long as you have your m/e disc to confirm eligibility