Updating from me to xp
This chapter covers 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 drive and starting from scratch.
This option is most useful in cases where you have customized user settings that you want to preserve.
To do so, use My Network Places (or Network Neighborhood in Windows NT 4.0) to map a drive to the distribution share.
Then open the Run dialog box and type x:\i386\winnt32.exe, where x is the drive letter you used when mapping to the distribution share.
In Chapter 2, "Installing Windows," we talked about baseline Windows XP installation concepts and features as well as how to perform clean and professional installations of the XP operating system.TIP Keyboards, mice, and legacy Pn P devices are especially prone to hardware compatibility problems.Some keyboards and mice do not work after an upgrade.You must perform a clean installation of Windows XP on these computers.The Windows XP compatibility tool enables you to create a compatibility report that identifies any problems with hardware or software on a computer that is to be upgraded to Windows XP.