Updating to windows xp pro
In the following example, a typical Windows 2000 Professional system is upgraded to Windows XP Professional, but the steps are identical for NT 4.0 as well.When the Setup wizard begins, it will prompt you to choose between an upgrade and a clean install.You should make note of any software or hardware issues that are found during this step.
Not coincidentally, Microsoft offers a tool that does just this, the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
But this tool will only restore your backup to an XP box, so it might be better to use a traditional backup program for this just in case.
If any do not, attempt to reinstall them using the original setup disks, or check the Web sites for the specific applications to see whether there are any updates.
If any are still not working, open up Help and Support and navigate to the Fixing a problem link under Pick a Help Topic.
I strongly recommend you do this, as Microsoft will be updating XP Setup with new critical updates and driver additions over time, and this will ensure that your copy of XP is as up-to-date as possible when first installed.