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« on: August 22, 2003, 02:38:04 am »

I have a computer with Windows 98 installed. Can l installed Windows 2000 over the top of the previous version without losing any data  unsure
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2003, 02:57:58 am »

Yup but i'd make a backup first just in case.

Simply put the 2000 profesional cd in the drive and click the upgrade option. It should keep all your settings etc the same.

Though i recommend starting with a fresh install as it's cleaner and less problems can be associated with it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2003, 02:59:32 am »

If I am not wrong then u can upgrade to Windows 2000 Pro and since it's an upgrade you wont loose any data.

If I were you then I would copy all the data in 1 folder say DATA on C Drive and then boot with 98 boot disk and delete everything on the HDD except that DATA folder and then install 2000. You will have a feeling of a clean install.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2003, 03:00:03 am »

What's a fresh install? Is that an option when l put the CD in the player.

Have all my documents backed up already (mainly Word 97 documents and some Dreamweaver files. And email).
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2003, 03:01:43 am »

A fresh install is when you completely erase all data including Windows 98 and any applications off your computer.

If you are willing to reinstall everything and all data then i can give you instructions.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2003, 03:04:04 am »

Guess l will do that then smile
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2003, 03:04:30 am »

Do u mean u have a backup of all ur documents on another disk..?? CD Rom...Huh?

If that's a case then u should format the hard disk and install it after that.

Clean install or fresh install means you don't any operating system files on the hard disk which will be over written or added. I would always prefer this option if I have all my data backed up.

When u put the 2000 CD Rom in there wont be any option of fresh install. However when u will upgrade to 2000 from 98 u will be asked to do so.

My suggestion, go for clean install. Format the HDD and start over.

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2003, 03:05:26 am »

You beat me again Beacon...laugh1
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2003, 03:26:54 am »

Format the HDD Huh?Huh? And in English that would mean ....


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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2003, 03:29:05 am »

Ignore it for now. I'll explain later smile

Step 1
Remove all your data and information off your computer.
Also find and have handy your application installation cd's.

When your done we'll move to step 2. smile
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2003, 03:31:24 am »

Before I tell u anything more just want to make sure again that your data is not on the hard disk anymore correct...Huh? You have a backup of it on anything other than a hard disk.

If that's the case then tell us or we can perform some other stuff to figure it out.

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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2003, 03:39:13 am »

All my documents are backup to a zip disk smile (did two in fact because that's what people said to do) Grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2003, 03:44:45 am »

Ok insert your Windows 2000 CD and restart your computer.

WATCH for a prompt thats says "Press any key to boot from cd"
When you see it, hit a key.

The setup will initiate.
Post when your up to that stage.

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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2003, 03:46:04 am »

OK good. All u need to do is gather all the application installation disks u need like beacon said.

for example...Windows 2000 CD, Office 97 or Word 97 and other applications.

Now put the Windows 2000 CD in the CD Rom drive and restart the PC. It will ask you to press any key to boot from CD. Do that and installtion process of 2000 should start automatically and then u need to follow the instructions on the screen.

It's pretty straight forward process.

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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2003, 03:49:51 am »

Ok off to do this. smile

See you later.
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