What happens when there’s no upgrade path?

You have a computer running Windows 95 that you’d like to upgrade directly to Windows XP. Unfortunately, there’s no upgrade path to move from Windows 95 to Windows XP. Which of these options is the most reasonable to follow?

A) Install Windows XP over Windows 95, regardless of the upgradability options. Data backup is not necessary.

B) It’s not possible to install Windows XP on a system that has previously used Windows 95.

C) Backup the system (especially documents) and perform a clean install of Windows XP.

D) Completely delete the existing data and partitions with a third-party disk deletion program and perform a clean install of Windows XP.

E) Give up and buy a new computer to avoid dealing with the upgrade process.