There’s a few things to do before you upgrade to Windows XP, but here’s a couple that shouldn’t be overlooked: uninstall Norton Antivirus and PCAnywhere before you start the upgrade. Some nasty side effects if they’re still on the system when you run the setup program.

Once you’re up and running, there’s a couple of things in the Microsoft Powertoys that might catch your eye. The real winner is TweakUI, which gives you fine-grained control over some features that are hard to get to any other way – mouse settings, Explorer settings, logon settings, and more.

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