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adding xp to windows millenium

by jackofdiamonds64 / September 29, 2009 9:56 AM PDT

If I upgrade a windows millenium operating system to xp, will i lose the progams already installed?
And if re-instal xp on an existing xp pc, will it erase the inatlled programs?
Thank you for your help!

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(NT) No and Yes
by Jimmy Greystone / September 29, 2009 11:26 AM PDT
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Just to add a bit more to that
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 7:03 PM PDT

If you upgrade Windows ME to XP, will you lose the programs already installed?

No, but there may be issues. Your Windows ME computer may not be able to upgrade to XP as there may be hardware incompatibility issues. Also, some of the installed programs may not be compatible with XP.
Upgrading to Windows XP, and
Application Compatibility Testing and Mitigation Guide for Windows XP Service Pack 2.

If you re-install XP onto an existing XP PC, will it erase the installed programs? Yes it will.

How to perform an XP clean install, and
How to perform an XP 'Repair' install.

I hope that helps.


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