I'm just about to do the changeover to XP and I'd like advice on how to keep my existing programs on the computer without having to format the hard disk when I put in XP. Do I have to back everything up onto CDs etc and then reinstall programs? This would be a real hassle especially for my McAfee Anti Virus software as I have nearly a year of updates on the computer. Any ideas gratefully appreciated.
Run the xp compatability wizard of the xp cd first see if anythink should be changed/updated,you may get the option to save your original set up before xp installs then if things dont go well uninstall xp,that is if your upgrading not starting with a blank hdd.