Hi. I am about to install Windows XP home, but have a question.Should i use the Upgrade function or fully install it?What else do i need to know before i begin to install?I am currently using Windows ME.My computer has a 40 GB hard drive, 256MB memory and is 1400MHz.thanks
I would suggest a new install from a reformatted disk.
Also make sure that your hard/software is compatible with XP. Use the compatability check first. Make sure you have the software to reinstall ME if it all ends in tears.
Definitely a fresh install so that you don't get any rubbish remaining behind from the previous O/S.XP will format the drive before it installs, no need to do a separate formatting.Ensure you have all the XP drivers and software for any peripherals before you do the installation.While XP installs, it will ask some you some questions about date/time/timezone and also about language. Answer these properly to avoid having strange time settings and an American keyboard.Brian
Backup your 'wanna keep files' first before you do anything ;-)
I put the CD in whilst in Win98 and chose the full install option as opposed to upgrade option, but soon did a proper full reinstall from scratch as too much rubbish was left behind.Definitely do a proper full reinstall and delete and reformat your partition as well
i don'y have the Win ME disk, so if something does go wrong i won't be able to backup.Should i save all documents to a disk?
By installing 'PartitionMagic' you'd be able to instal an additional operating system and enjoy the best of both worlds, ME and XP. It works for me.
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