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Changing ME to XP


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eddiev

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Hi,

I currently have ME Windows system on my computer and have new XP CD-rom to install in place of ME. How do I install XP without losing files from ME (ie "My Computer", Desktop files, etc)?

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loxs

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I could be wrong and you better check me on this: If it's an upgrade CD it may leave your files but I doubt it.

If it's a full version CD:
You could burn everything to disk if you have a burner... If not, I would spring the 50 bucks to get one eventually.

You could download a partition re-sizer/shrinker and shrink your existing partition enough to make a small partition at the end of your drive. When you reboot windows, this drive will be named D:\ and your cdrom will be E:\ and so on...... Move all your important files to D:\ before you do the XP install. Follow the on-screen instructions carefully to be sure not to overwrite D:\ during your install.

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Edited by loxs, 10 November 2005 - 10:44 AM.

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Hi Loxs,

Thanks for your reply. I'll follow your instructions and let you know how things went by Monday.

Have a great weekend!

eddie
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