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Old 01-01-01, 09:52 PM
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I have the first addition of Win 98 and bought the second addition upgrade to update my cab files and improve my system's stability. My question is will installing the second edition cause me to lose all of my Favorites in Internet Explorer and email addresses in Outlook Express?
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Not really the right person to answer this, but wouldn't you want to do a clean install anyways since you are going for better system stability? Also I think you will, but I probably am wrong.

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I don't know about Outlook Express, but when I upgraded to Win 98v2, I did not loose anything. Good luck.
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i do not think it deletes those files so you should be safe. you can back them up if you are worried. if the system is unstable now the upgrade may not change that at all.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by gcribbs:
if the system is unstable now the upgrade may not change that at all.
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That's the point i was trying to make, thought I was wrong.

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I would highly recommend that you back-up any important information (including your favorite bookmarks) stored on your computer before doing the upgrade. That way if anything goes wrong (heh, you know Microsoft) you have all that important info backed up someplace safe.

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Backup? What good would that do? The network admin of my school computer lab decided to "play" with the server (it didn't help that he was a moron) and corrupt the drive. For all the IT people (you'll get a kick outta this) the corrupted drive was backed up overnight on the illustrious backup system of 1 tape drive and 1 backup tape. The "backup" system backed up the corrupted drive which was discovered the next morning. Fortunately I myself never trust any network admins and backup stuff though I restrained from total public laughter as some of the profesors lost 2 to 3 years worth of work.

Anyway to make a long story short, definitely backup and I personally would go with a clean install. Backup any important stuff, i.e. homework, porn, etc



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quote:<HR>Originally posted by taliboubou:
Fortunately I myself never trust any network admins and backup stuff though I restrained from total public laughter as some of the profesors lost 2 to 3 years worth of work.
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I never trust the network admin to do a good backup either... and, *I* am the network administrator!

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