GC> I am going to upgrade from win98 to WIN XP. GC> I have been advised to buy the upgrade of WIN XP. GC> If when upgrading, Will it save my current settings? GC> And if later on I decide to reformat and reinstall windows, Can I still use GC> WIN XP upgrade? Hello George, Yes, it will save most if not all of your settings. I haven't heard of any problems. Yes, you will be able to reinstall Windows XP from scratch using the upgrade provided you have a valid CD from a supported previous version of Windows. That means either Windows 2000 or Windows ME, I'm afraid; I don't believe you can upgrade to XP from Windows 98. If I'm wrong about this, I'm sure someone here will correct me (I'm sure the answer is on the system requirements for XP on the MS site too). HTH, Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.