I have an old PC OS Windows 98 from which I'm transferring all important files over onto a new Windows XP computer. Is it safe then to reformat the old PC? At the moment it is 'Dead Slow'!!! and crashes a lot. Once I've copied any files I need can I safely uninstall all the old programs or should I just reformat? I have been running an old version of Norton Antivirus on this PC, will I then have to update it online and will this take days???...we have a very slow dial-up internet connection!
I hope to be able to give the old PC a new lease of life so would appreciate any advice here!