Upgrading from 2000 to XP

By Qu3ntin
Mar 17, 2006
  1. I got a buddy who's computer is messed up with viruses and is currently running 2000, i was wondering (as im not a seasoned pro with OSs) if i can upgrade to XP without loosing any data. i figure it cant be that simple but i just wanted to make sure
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Well if there's a virus and you really aren't tech crazy then you need a fresh copy of windows on there.

    Best of luck
  3. Qu3ntin

    Qu3ntin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    i am quite tech savy, just not well seasoned in reformatting. ive only ever done it twice. successfully at that, but only twice.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "Not losing data" also means you won't be losing any of the viruses there, duh :)

    Just copy the documents you need and format.
  5. IonSen88

    IonSen88 TS Rookie

    I recommend reformatting as well. If virus programs didn't work, then backing up your most precious data files and reformatting is the next best thing.
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