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Upgrading From 2000 To Xp

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#1 Josh Leeman

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:45 PM


I am a clueless newbie when it comes to upgrading an operating system. I think I know what I'm doing, but I just have one question:

Does an upgrade delete the files on your computer? I know a full re-format/new install of a new OS will do it, but would an UPGRADE do this as well? My family uses this computer, and they have a lot of things on here. I am backing everything up on flash drives just in case, but would an upgrade delete all the files on a computer? Thanks!

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 06:40 PM

An upgrade should leave your files intact. To be on the safe side, do a virus scan and a malware scan to make sure you're clean. Don't forget when you're done with the upgrade to download all of the Windows Updates
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