Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 04:57:29 -0800
Reply-To: Gina Nicolosi <ginanicolosi@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: Gina Nicolosi <ginanicolosi@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS 9.1 on Win HE (was" sasware ballot 2004 is on line")
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John.W@MEDISCIENCE.CO.UK (John Whittington) wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> It's also worth pointing out to all those people who _have_ been
> encouraging me to upgrade, that the upgrading process is by no means
> guaranteed to be painless - if the chaos which I suffered as a result of
> applying SP1 (which, incidently, is distributed in a form common to both HE
> and Pro) to XP HE is anything to go by!
I am quite concerned about the unsupported state of XP HE because I
too saw nothing of value in XP Pro when I purchased my 2 home
computers earlier this year. In order to make sure that any future
problem I might encounter with v9 would qualify for SAS Tech support,
I've been thinking about upgrading (which I've never done before). My
question is, to anyone who's gone through the process, does one need
to do a clean install (take everything off the computer and start from
scratch), or does simply upgrading (which would allow, theoretically,
programs and files to remain in place) work just as well? My main
concern is that my large datasets may become corrupted in the upgrade
process. Just wondering if anyone's gone through this before...
University of Cincinnati