>I have XP Home on my computer, and it works great.
So why are you upgrading? IS there something Vista offers that you need, or
is a "because it's there" type of thing? Sometimes, upgrading doesn't make
> Should i do a clean install for best results?
Opinions vary. Mine is always to upgrade first and see how it goes. If it's
successful, then you will have much of your programs, settings, and
customizations ported for you. If it doesn't work out so well, you can
always go back do the format/clean install thing. Before upgrading,
uninstall incompatible programs and antivirus/antispyware software, make
sure there are drivers available for all hardware, and detach unnecessary
> The only problem would be reinstalling many programs. I am unsure about
> the back-up and reinstalling method, and getting the programs to work as
> they did in XP.
Check with the vendor for each program. Some will port over fine. Some will
require a patch or update. Some will require an entirely new version.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"titus12" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thank you,