O/S installations?

  recap 11:52 12 Mar 03
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Hi all

Does anybody know:

If an O/S is installed on top of another O/S, is there any remnants of the old O/S held anywhere on the system?

  AndySD 12:00 12 Mar 03

With XP yes its in Add/Remove Programs if you updated.

  recap 12:04 12 Mar 03

Thanks AndySD, the O/S that was installed is XP. the previous O/S was Me.

The reason I asked is that a friend has just had her computer upgraded to XP. Since then she has had nothing but trouble with it. I had heard that if an O/S was installed on top of another you may get problems.

  MAJ 12:10 12 Mar 03

You can get problems upgrading, recap, that's why it's always better to do a clean install. Second best is to dual boot XP with ME if there are things like older games or peripherals which wont work on XP for you, but did work on ME.

  recap 12:16 12 Mar 03

Thanks for your replys.

I think I will have to go round to see if there is any remnants of Me on her system. If there is she can then take it back to PCWorld to get the thing sorted.

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