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Part Six: Appendixes > Upgrade vs. Clean Install

A.2. Upgrade vs. Clean Install

If your PC currently runs an older version of Windows, the next big question is whether or not you should upgrade it to Windows XP.

A.2.1. About the Upgrade Installation

You can upgrade to Windows XP from Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, or Windows Millennium Edition (Me). (If you have Windows NT or Windows 2000, you can upgrade only to Windows XP Professional.) If your PC currently runs Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, you can't upgrade to Windows XP at all—you have to perform a clean install, as described in the following pages.


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