You will have the option to upgrade and or format.
Just be safe a backup all of you important stuff first and do compatibility
test first to see if your hardware and software work with XP
Make sure your system will be a the minimum system requirements level
Get all of the drivers needed before hand.
"Stephen Penny" <makavelithedon23> wrote in message
news:017c01c347c4$9aebe9a0$a101280aphx.gbl...> I am currently running Windows ME on my PC but wish to
> upgrade to XP.
> When installing XP, will the software automatically formay
> my hard-drive or does it just write over the ME version,
> therefore keeping all of my work/programs on the computer?