What steps should be taken when upgrading an operating system from Windows 98 to Windows Vista / XP?

A friend of mine emailed me a question:

What steps should be taken when upgrading an operating system from Windows 98 to Windows XP?

The first and most important step is backup your data to Pen drive, DVD or external hard disk. You should backup
a] Your emails and settings
b] Your Browser bookmarks and settings
c] Your documents and other personal files

This step-by-step article describes how to prepare to upgrade from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition to Microsoft Windows XP. The information in this article may be useful to help you avoid some common upgrade-related issues.

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  1. Before upgrading 98 take backup properly.Mainly desktop,My documents,favourites folder,Pst (If you use MS-outlook,dbx (if you are using outlook Express),and all folders & files which are saved by you in drive “C”.After that Insert the OS(XP or Vista which you want to install) Cd in CD drive and RUN setup.

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