Upgrading from 98SE to 2000 Pro
Posted on 2004-10-07
I am planning to upgrade my clients' pcs' from 98SE to 2000 Pro. What steps can I take to assure as smooth upgrade process? Is there any 'gotchas' that I should be looking for?
I did a couple, of which only 1 did, what I believe, a smooth transistion. One thing that I noticed was on the first upgrade, I followed someone steps and did not download the pack, whereas the second one I did. I also chose to convert to NTFS on the second system, whereas on the first system, I kept the FAT32 option.
Finally, I stopped the and removed items that were picked on the Upgrade report on the second system, whereas I chose just to proceed with the upgrade.
Also, the first system had an abundant more applications installed than the second system.
Does following the steps from the second upgrade make the difference when doing the upgrade?
Also, some applications did not show up on the Upgrade report as far as having incompatabilities, but I did have to reinstall the application just to correct any issue that I had. How can I avoid this, or better yet, how can I be sure that all the applications installed on a system functions correctly, without having run each and every application?