Is there a way to save my programs and still do a fresh install of winxp .

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Chuck S, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Chuck S

    Chuck S Guest

    I am still running windows 98 se . But I want to upgrade to winxp home . I
    have some questions . I want to know if there is a way I can do a clean
    install on my C drive format then install win xp . But I want to keep my
    programs and documents . I would think are not gonna be the problem , but my
    programs I think will be . Some of them I no longer have the disk to
    reinstall them . And over all I just don't want to go through the problem of
    trying to reinstall the ones I can . I don't think just saving the programs
    somewhere then just dragging them will work . I do have Ghost and I could
    save my windows 98 se config to my backup partion in case I have to return
    to it . Is there a way to save my programs and still do a fresh install of
    winxp .
    Chuck S, Jan 6, 2004
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  2. Chuck S

    Livewire Guest

    No can do with programs, as almost all use the Registry. Without the
    originaldisks you can't write the settings to the Registry. And, of
    course, a virgin Registry is one of the main benefits of a new install
    of Windows.

    Documents shouldn't be a problem. You should be backing them up anyway.
    If not, then save them to your backup petition or, even better, a CD.
    Livewire, Jan 6, 2004
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