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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:20 am

I have decided to upgrade from 98SE to Windows 2000...monkeyman has agreed to volunteer his time, and guide me through the process...

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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:23 am

Hi;

I guess we'll start by making sure you have the correct folders on your D:\ drive. When you open the D:\ drive you should see two directories named Win2K Backup and Win2K Drivers. Just confirm they are there and leave explorer open.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:26 am

They are there, Explorer is open...
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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:27 am

Next, I will have you open D:\ Win2K Backup and create a folder called Desktop. Let me know when you have created it.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:27 am

Done...
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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:30 am

Okay, minimise Firefox and Explorer and check your desktop for any pictures, documents or folders you want to keep. Copy them, if they exist, and paste them into the D:\Win2k Backup\Desktop folder. Tell me when you are done.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:33 am

All that's on my desktop are icons (15 of them) that are shortcuts to various programs/folders, and the wallpaper...Is this what you mean?
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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:36 am

No, that's fine then. You don't have to do anything. Often people place documents and so on on their desktop for easy access (not a good idea) so I wanted to make sure they were backed up if they existed. You can delete the Desktop folder in D:\Win2k Backup. Next, create a folder called MY Documents in D:\Win2K Backup and tell me when you are done.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:39 am

Actually, I have already copied and pasted my entire My Documents folder onto the D drive...Just by itself...should I place it into the Win2k backup folder?
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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:42 am

No. The My Documents folder has "system properties" which may cause issues later. Copy everything that is inside of the D:\My Documents folder into the D:\Win2K Backup\MY Documents folder. That will make sure no unwanted baggage comes along for the trip. You can leave the D:\My Documents folder where it is for an extra backup. Tell me when you are done.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:42 am

I created the folder..
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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:44 am

And you have copied the contents of D:\ My Documents into it?

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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:44 am

OK, it is copying over now...
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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:46 am

Great. Next I want you to open C:\ and see if any documents or pictures you want to keep are sitting there. Just C:\ Not inside of any folders. Tell me when you are done.

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Post Posted June 21st, 2006, 9:47 am

OK...still copying...I have a buncha stuff in My Documents..;)
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