I would really welcome advice on upgrading from ME to XP Home on an Evesham computer (AMD Athlon 1.3, 256 Mb DDR) purchased in May 2001. I have been advised that I should first download from Evesham and save to disc a modem driver that works with XP so that I can subsequently download new drivers for components. Is there anything else I should know. Thanks in advance.
If you run the windows advisory mentioned above it will tell you which drivers need updating and which programmes may not work. The same checks are found on the windows xp disk and should be run before attempting to upgrade
Download all the required drivers first
Check if programmes which will no longer work have manufacturers web sites with updates to equip them for xp
The advice to install more memory is worthwhile
You do not say how large your hard drive is, but windows xp does like space. Lots of it
Also if you are buying an upgrade CD then use it once like that. Iron out any problems with drivers etc then backup your work / drivers and programs and format the drive. The Upgrade CD can be used as a full install CD (you'll need to show the installation your Me CD at some stage) and you'll have a nice clean install of XP. The reason to do an "over the top" upgrade first is so that if at any stage you hit a real problem you can uninstall XP Upgrade and then start again.