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Old 08-23-2004, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys i am going to a clients house tomorrow and updating his system from i think win 98 to xp home + xp office home.
just one thing that i am worried about.
and that is its his dads work computer.
so now my question is when i install the os will he loose all his emails, adresses, email settings and files?
if some would reply with a answer asap it would b much appreciated! thanks
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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are you using an upgrade cd? or are you formating it?

if you are just doing an upgrade it shouldnt erase any of the information.
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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just gonna put the cd in and install it?
so what do u think?
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Hmm if u want to save his stuff just dont pick the option with the formatting in it
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If there is important data, make a backup of all the files onto another hard drive or burn it onto a CD.. But if it's just an upgrade it shouldn't delete those files.
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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hey guys i am going to a clients house tomorrow and updating his system from i think win 98 to xp home + xp office home.
just one thing that i am worried about.
and that is its his dads work computer.
so now my question is when i install the os will he loose all his emails, adresses, email settings and files?
if some would reply with a answer asap it would b much appreciated! thanks

For precaution, u should backup all the important data b4 u do anything.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Insert the Disk while running Windows 98. A menu should appear automaticly. Choose option to install Windows XP. Once Setup starts and you answer a few of the first questions just choose "Upgrade" option from the drop down menu (it should be a default option, so just in case if it isn't...).

That's about it... Follow the Setup procedure untill you're done.
As a precausion, do a backup of important data.
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