hi everybody, Please could you help me ,as my Sonhas gone and bought windows XP Home Edition, and wants to upgrade from 98 SE to Home Edition. Can I just put the CD in the Rom tray and click install and will he lose any of his Programs and Files? Thanks in Advance.
No you should not lose anything, but you need to take care with some programs. You cannot upgrade with certain A/V apps such as Norton installed. There are others as well, including some CD burning such as Roxio Easy CD.
You should review all installed programs and if you think necessary check with the vendors web site. Also consider whether any hardware will need to replaced, modem and printer drivers especially.
I always think it's best to install XP to a clean drive. Makes it much easier. When asked during the install ask to view the compatibilty log. You will no where you stand with your hardware.