Installing WinXP Pro over 98SE or Clean install

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mark Patterson, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    Are there any known issues associated with Installing WinXP Pro over 98SE or
    is it best to go the clean install route? (i.e. Formatting HDD prior to

    Mark Patterson, Feb 3, 2004
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  2. Mark Patterson

    Senti Guest

    Backup any data you deem important and go with a clean install. Here's
    a good walk-thru of the process:

    As soon as you have XP up and running, disable the Messenger Service as
    outlined here:

    Then *read* here:

    Then read up until you get to the title "FILES:". Make sure to read and
    understand the Do's and Don'ts as the next step involves editing the

    Once you get to the "FILES:" title, scroll down until you see the green
    "SAFE" Windows XP Services Configuration along the left and download the
    zipped XP Pro file. Unzip it to your desktop and double click the file.
    You should get a "Are you sure you want to add the information in
    [some path] to the registry. Click yes and once it's done adding the
    info, reboot.

    The registry file disables certain services that are either un-needed
    (thus using less of your precious memory) or that pose a potential
    security risk. It enables/disables all the services listed under the
    "SAFE" column in the table I gave the link to above.

    If anything above helps you out, be sure to email BlackViper and thank
    him. :)
    Senti, Feb 3, 2004
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  3. If you can't wait more than 42 minutes before posting essentially the
    same question, then it's time for your mommy to take away your
    Millard Filmore, Feb 3, 2004
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