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Install SP2 loose files ?


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If I install SP2 will I loose all my files ?
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That shouldn't happen, but to be on the safe side, you may want to backup your important ones. Just burn them to a CD or copy them to another computer before you try it.

As long as you don't reformat your hard drive and install XP with SP2, you won't lose your files. You are just getting SP2 online and updating, right?
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Right
Okay thanks
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You are just getting SP2 online and not reinstalling XP with a CD that includes SP2, right? Just remember to back up your important files first just in case something happens. SP2 also requires that all malware be removed first, so you may want to try an online scan. See my signature for two of them.
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Whenever doing a major system update/change its always best to do a backup of data. Then at worst all you will have to do is re-install your software :tazz:
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Can't I just move my files in the D:\ drive ?
Because thats the system restore drive, so it'll restore the files
I move in there as well, right ?
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Can't I just move my files in the D:\ drive ?
Because thats the system restore drive, so it'll restore the files
I move in there as well, right ?

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Howdy:

Not quite sure what you mean by this.. please clarify..

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Hey there
I noticed I dont have a D\ drive anymore, discard my last response :tazz:
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Okay.. BTW, the others are correct.. The upgrade simply replaces XP operating files and leaves everything else alone.. But, a regular backup is just plain "safe computing" and should be done regardless if you are updating or not !!

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