Follow all the recommendations of the upgrade advisor, backup important
documents/files etc and you should upgrade with ease. When i upgraded it
took 4 hours to upgrade, a clean install, including installing all the other
software i use took just over 2.5 hours. Obviously, in my case it was easier
to do a clean install.
One point worth mentioning is that, when you upgrade from XP to Vista, Vista
uses the XP product key. Therefore, after upgrade, your XP CD is useless to
you. You can't install XP on another computer because Vista is using the
product code number. As far as i know, if you didn't like Vista your XP disk
would still be useless so you couldn't erase Vista and the re-install XP.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"John Leonard - Sage" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> There has been a lot of discussion re this topic.
> I know clean is the best way - but very time consuming!
> Is there concern with the Upgrade of XP Pro to Vista?
> If all recommendations i.e. follow upgrade advisor, remove Norton, USB
> devices .......etc. is done, will the upgrade run into problems??