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Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by Unknown2992 » Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:38 am

Hey everyone,



I've had the "XP Installer" for a while now and really want to put it on. But I'm faced with an option, if I put it on and it messes up, I have to pay for all the repairs and things. I don't think it would though, as you get the choice of "Upgrade" or "New Installation" and I only want to upgrade as that keeps what we have on the comp so far. Here's a pic:



http://free.one.picturehost.co.uk/XP.jpg



So, should I do it?



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Re: Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by nevermindmylife » Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:16 pm

if you are truly worried... just back up everything....



I am supposing that you might have a burner.. so go out and by some blanks and copy all your files over...



but worried or not, I would recommend backing up all your information... just in case your computer crashes someday
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Post by Skye » Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:32 pm

There have been numerous horror stories of "upgrading." So I say do a fresh install.



Just make backups first.
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Re: Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by daffodildreams » Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:30 am

I upgraded from Windows2000 without any problems at all.

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Post by Skye » Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:54 am

Originally posted by fluffyhelen@Apr 21 2004, 07:30 AM

I upgraded from Windows2000 without any problems at all.
Ok, well that's one case. In any event, I was speaking more of Win98, Win98 SE and WinME XP.
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Re: Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by daffodildreams » Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:23 pm

Why anyyyybody would use WindowsME is beyond me, it's on my other system and it decided it was going to remove the UDP so that we could connect to the internet but not actually ~view any pages~..



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Post by NvMyCougar03 » Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:24 am

i make frequent backups because u just never know!!!!
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Re: Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by alleycat » Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:58 pm

yer not meant to upgrade from OS further than two versions back



so with XP u were only sposed to do ME and 2000 nothing before

if u have an OS earlyier than that u have to buy the full version of it



so for example if you have win 95 and want to run XP u have to buy the full version



(and if u are trying to run win XP on a machine that u bought with win 95 four years ago good luck! because nothing short of a mircale will get it working to its full potential or working at all)
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Re: Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by LedZep04 » Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:31 am

you shouldn't do upgrades because it will run everything reallllllly slow. I suggest you just burn all of the stuff you want to keep on a data cd or on a floppy besides mp3s and stuff because if you just do a new install its way better. :) and if it screws up you wont pay for anything you just have to reformat.
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Re: Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by LedZep04 » Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:33 am

ps to people saying u can't do anything back far.. delete partitions and put it on the one with the highest ammount of space. :\
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Re: Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by NvMyCougar03 » Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:34 am

Originally posted by alleycat@Apr 22 2004, 01:58 PM

yer not meant to upgrade from OS further than two versions back



so with XP u were only sposed to do ME and 2000 nothing before

if u have an OS earlyier than that u have to buy the full version of it



so for example if you have win 95 and want to run XP u have to buy the full version



(and if u are trying to run win XP on a machine that u bought with win 95 four years ago good luck! because nothing short of a mircale will get it working to its full potential or working at all)






no. granted on win95 then yes. but win98 with UPGRADE to XP just fine. I know because i have done it before
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Re: Installing Xp (pic Inside)

Post by four » Fri Apr 23, 2004 5:22 am

Upgrading is always a bad idea. It may work, but it almost always leads to problems. A clean install really is the best way to go.
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