Backup is something we do all the time so backup what you don't want to lose to your backups.
Notice that's plural?
OK and make sure it's not proprietary backups. You don't want to re-discover that you can't restore your Windows Backup now. Folk have learned that one over and over.
I've yet to see any tutorial to move from XP to Vista. But if you have Windows 7 and your machine has the drivers, install that instead. Dell should have install instructions if you put in your service tag at dell.com (As you are a long time owner, you know that system and I'll pause here.)
Hi. I have a Dell Optiplex 360 that came loaded with xp and vista. It also came with a windows 7 upgrade dvd.
I opted for xp and it has been running on xp. I need to upgrade to vista for obvious reasons. As mentioned, it is already installed on the computer but I have no clue how to go about switching the computer over from xp to vista. Can someone walk me through this or provide a link to a support article that has step by step instructions.
If possible, including how and what to backup first so I don't loose emails, favorites, docs, etc. that would be great too.