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    Question Operating system upgrade.

    Is there a simple way to change OS without loosing data? And do you need drivers for CPU's? Thanks
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    Default Re: Operating system upgrade.

    Never seen drivers for CPU's. Windows usually loads something for it. Depends what youre upgrading from. On whether you'll have to do a clean install. You may have to do a clean install, if you had an AMD then went to Intel. Or vice-versa. Because of the different chipsets / and drivers they use. Only easy way I know (without formatting). Do a dual boot / put it on another partition. If you've got one
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    Default Re: Operating system upgrade.

    What OS you got , if it's MAC OS , im sorry can't help

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    Here is a useful link i found , i hope this helps but im not really sure if this is the simpliest way , but yeah i going to have to say , you may need a back up software to not loose data .

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/21257...your_data.html

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    Default Re: Operating system upgrade.

    PC. No I have no other partitions. I have an 80GB primary drive and 500GB secondary for data (games)
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    Default Re: Operating system upgrade.

    what OS you have

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    Default Re: Operating system upgrade.

    I do backup my PC every now and then with Norton Ghost and Cobian backup. So I only need to back up my software. Oh by the way, where is the registry actually located?
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    Default Re: Operating system upgrade.

    XP home edition 32 BIT
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    Default Re: Operating system upgrade.

    And what do you want to upgrade to? 32 or 64 bit? If 64 bit, you ll (probably) have to do a clean install. Since 64 bit cant use 32 bit drivers. And I dont think you can upgrade from 32 to 64 bit

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    64 BIT.
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