User accounts OK??

Posted: 06-14-2006, 03:58 PM
I am about to install Vista as an upgrade to WinXP.

My question is will it affect the user accounts in any way? Will I and the
other family members using the PC be able to log in OK and use all their
files etc no problem?

Also, on a similar note, will program installation settings remain OK or
will the upgrade require me to reinstall everything?

Jon

User accounts OK??


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Kip
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RE: User accounts OK??
Posted: 06-14-2006, 10:23 PM
don't do it. Vista is still a beta, and there is a chance your computer won't
even start after the upgrade. you and the other family members might be able
to log in Ok, but don't count on it. your files probably won't be destroyed,
but again, don't count on it. some of your programs will need to be
re-installed, others will need to be repaired, and some won't work at all.

"DJjay" wrote:
> I am about to install Vista as an upgrade to WinXP.
>
> My question is will it affect the user accounts in any way? Will I and the
> other family members using the PC be able to log in OK and use all their
> files etc no problem?
>
> Also, on a similar note, will program installation settings remain OK or
> will the upgrade require me to reinstall everything?
>
> Jon
Donny Broome
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Re: User accounts OK??
Posted: 06-15-2006, 02:13 AM
Jon:

It sounds like you're going to install Vista on a PRODUCTION machine. (One
that you rely on to perform key functions.)

Such a machine is NOT a suggested target for BETA software.


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"DJjay" <DJjay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am about to install Vista as an upgrade to WinXP.
>
> My question is will it affect the user accounts in any way? Will I and the
> other family members using the PC be able to log in OK and use all their
> files etc no problem?
>
> Also, on a similar note, will program installation settings remain OK or
> will the upgrade require me to reinstall everything?
>
> Jon

Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Re: User accounts OK??
Posted: 06-15-2006, 04:11 AM
"DJjay" <DJjay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:76CCC201-9B60-4C23-A6DE-33C427DBD47D@microsoft.com...
>I am about to install Vista as an upgrade to WinXP.
>
> My question is will it affect the user accounts in any way? Will I and the
> other family members using the PC be able to log in OK and use all their
> files etc no problem?
>
> Also, on a similar note, will program installation settings remain OK or
> will the upgrade require me to reinstall everything?
>
> Jon

As the others have stated, this is definitely not recommended on your every
day computer. A beta program can be very unpredictable. Not to mention that
some of the hardware and software programs on the machine may not be
supported in Vista.

Wait until the public release of the final version or get yourself a
different computer to test the beta.

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Richard
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Re: User accounts OK??
Posted: 06-15-2006, 05:23 PM
It's a pain without a hard drive switch but, do what I do and buy a second
hard drive to run the Vista beta and switch the hard drives back when you're
not testing the beta. I use a Trios hard drive switch to switch between hard
drives.


BurrWalnut
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Re: User accounts OK??
Posted: 06-16-2006, 02:16 PM
Why don't you buy a couple of 5.25" caddies, set both hard disks to cable
select and you will be able to swap them around simply, after switching off,
of course.

"Richard" wrote:
> It's a pain without a hard drive switch but, do what I do and buy a second
> hard drive to run the Vista beta and switch the hard drives back when you're
> not testing the beta. I use a Trios hard drive switch to switch between hard
> drives.
>
>
 
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