Chapter 4. Upgrading Windows

Windows XP Upgrade Installations

Chapter 1, “Windows Version History,” introduced you to the various versions of Windows, past and present, and briefly mentioned the features of Windows XP and Windows Vista. Large numbers of individuals and companies still have older versions of Windows running on their computers.

In Chapter 3, “Installing Windows,” we talked about baseline Windows XP and Windows Vista installation concepts and features as well as how to perform clean and professional installations of the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating system. In this section I cover how to perform an upgrade Windows XP installation, in which Windows XP replaces a previous Windows OS without first removing all data from the system ...

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