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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:15 AM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:41 AM
Everything you can't replace. You can't save installed programs, so if you have them download to your hard drive burn the unistalled program to cd. They will tipically be in .zip format where ever you store your downloaded files. Download a copy of Everest Home and print the specs you retrieve about your computer. Locate and download the drivers from the internet for you computer, video, NIC, modem,...you get the idea. That way you have them for the XP upgrade. These drivers will be different from the '9x series drivers.
Hi everybody, I want to update from WINS 98 to XP HOME, and I want to be sure I DONT cock it up.
so heres a few questions to start me off. Before I START what do I need to back up? by that I mean EVERYTHING. FAVS, DOCS, ADDRESS BOOK, and what else?
Trash it! There are much better alternative that are freeware. If you are compeled to spend money there are still better choices the Norton or MacAfee. IMHO.
What do I do about NORTON INT SEC 2005?
No, you do not have to disconnect anything. The one exception will be USB. USB drivers need to be installed before you plug the USB device in. Other than that leave it all connected.
Do I have to disconnect my printer and scanner, or leave them as they are. I would like to know all these things before I attempt to upgrade.
The move to XP is the right move. The '9x series was problematic from the start. You well be much happier with XP. It has a learning curve but after a few weeks you will be up to full speed.
Im a little old in the tooth, 73yrs old thats why Im asking. RIGHT NOW IVE GOT 98 WORKING REASONABLY WELL and its only because I had this XP bought for me 12 months ago at a cost of something like £70 and its going to waste sitting here still in the folder in he drawer.
No as a matter of fact you installation will go much smoother if you are connected to the net. XP will want to download software and it will require an internet connection.
It would be a great help to me. THANKS VERY MUCH. CYCLOPS
oh and I nearly forgot, do I need to be disconnected from the web when installing?
Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:46 AM
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