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gma-jo

jomama0625
I was given my computer and it has xp pro as os. I received a pop-up
telling me that it was not an authentic version, so my son installed my xp
home on it without first getting rid of pro. I need to delete pro, but want
to keep all my docs, ie, favorites and settings that i have on my pro os.
Please someone HELP!!!! Can I use the transfer wizard? My c drive is almost
full. Thanks in advance. I'm pretty much computer illiterate.
 
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Shenan Stanley

gma-jo said:
I was given my computer and it has xp pro as os. I received a
pop-up telling me that it was not an authentic version, so my son
installed my xp home on it without first getting rid of pro. I
need to delete pro, but want to keep all my docs, ie, favorites and
settings that i have on my pro os. Please someone HELP!!!! Can I
use the transfer wizard? My c drive is almost full. Thanks in
advance. I'm pretty much computer illiterate.
Copy all *your* stuff off the computer - you should be doing this
periodically anyway (backups.)

Get an external drive (USB hard disk drive would be a good choice - and huge
sizes can be had for less thsan $100 - maybe 1TB - which is probably 10
times more than you have in total space on your computer in total) and
drag/drop what you want to keep to it. You can use the Files and Settings
Transfer Wizard, but truthfully that may be overkill.

In any case - once you have copied your important stuff off - and ensured
you have installation media for the applications on the computer you want
too (anything installed on the computer you use daily that does not come
*with* windows XP - so essentially anything other than Wordpad, Notepad,
Outlook Express, Paint, Internet Explorer 6 and some other basic
applications - do what should have been done originally when you were 'given
your computer' and install a fresh copy of the OS (Windows XP Home,
Professional, Media Center, Vista, Windows 7, UBUNTU, etc) on it for which
you have a legitimate license (a free retail license or a new OEM license.)
 

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