On Sun, 1 Jul 2007 12:18:57 -0400, "GTS" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ditto. I have almost never had a problem doing OS upgrades after first
> making sure that the system is in pristine condition and all driver and
> software compatibility issues carefully researched and addressed. If a
> full backup is done first, there is no downside to running the upgrade and
> often a great deal of benefit.
I agree with you and Rick, but I'd like to add one additional point
here: there was a time, back in the Windows 9X days when many people,
myself included, used to recommend clean installations rather than
upgrades. That advice was warranted then, but things have changed with
Windows XP and Vista. Upgrades to XP and Vista replace almost
everything and are actually very close to a clean installation. People
who still recommend clean installations over upgrades these days are
largely living in the past, and don't realize how the upgrade process
I'm running Vista Ultimate here now, on a box that was upgraded from
XP Professional. I've been running it since November, and I have had
*zero* problems with it.
> "Rick Rogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Untrue. I advise that a system be running properly and that one make sure
> > it is clean of any malware before upgrading. This of course in addition to
> > checking for program compatibility and the usual hardware checks.
> > Upgrading, done properly, is the easiest way for a user to maintain their
> > comfort with a system and minimize adjustments and adaptations necessary
> > with a new OS. If an upgrade fails, one can always go back and clean
> > install, but not the other way around.
> > --
> > Best of Luck,
> > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> > "Elden Fenison" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:10:14 -0400, "Rick Rogers" <email@example.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>If the upgrade resulted in a slow system, but a clean install didn't,
> >>>there was something carried over from the original XP installation that
> >>>incompatible with Vista. Possibly AV or other dated software.
> >> Which is certainly one reason why most geeks who have a clue will
> >> always advise a fresh install as opposed to an upgrade of any OS.
> >> --
> >> -=Elden=-
> >> http://www.moondog.org
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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