Windows ME to XP upgrade questions
May 2, 2004 10:30 PM Subscribe
The bell tolls for ME. Help this loser to upgrade from Windows ME to XP Pro. [4 questions inside...]
posted by Termite to computers & internet (12 answers total)
I have two hard drives. The operating system and all programs are on hard drive 1; all the files are on HD 2. If I do a clean install on HD 1, to make sure anything that could cause problems is wiped out, what will happen to my files on HD 2? Do I have to backup HD 2 on CD-R and load everything back? That's about 27 GB, so I'm not looking forward to it...
When upgrading to XP, people recommend changing the file system from FAT32 to NTFS. What about the files on hard drive 2? Can I convert hard drive 2 to NTFS without damaging the files?
Where is the desktop background picture hidden? I've made my own and I'd like to save it.
Finally, could someone explain why I shouldn't log into the computer as administrator? It seems like I need to create two accounts for myself - administrator and user.