2000 upgrade fails to detect OS


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Brent

I am trying to upgrade from 98SE to 2000Pro. I get the
message "Windows 2000 setup could not detect the version
of Windows you are currently running. Setup cannot
continue.

Any help with curing this situation would be greatly
appreciated.
 
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Dave Patrick

Save yourself some time and trouble, given that you'll more than likely end
up with an unstable OS with all the remnants/ corruption left behind from
the upgrade. Best to blow it all away and go for the clean install.

To do a clean install, either boot the Windows 2000 CD-Rom or setup disks.
The set of four install disks can be created from your Win2k CD-rom; change
to the \bootdisk directory on the cd-rom and execute makeboot.exe (from dos)
or makebt32.exe (from 32 bit) and follow the prompts.

When you get to the point, delete the existing NTFS and or other partitions
found. After you delete the partition(s) abort the install, then again
restart the pc booting the CD-Rom or setup disks to avoid unexpected drive
letter assignments with your new install.

During Windows 2000 setup, at some point, will want to confirm the previous
operating system for the upgrade; at that point you'll simply insert the
qualified product install CD for it to verify. Then the install will
proceed.

Check the pc, mb or hardware manufacturer's web site for the latest bios and
or Windows 2000 drivers for your devices.


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect.

:
| I am trying to upgrade from 98SE to 2000Pro. I get the
| message "Windows 2000 setup could not detect the version
| of Windows you are currently running. Setup cannot
| continue.
|
| Any help with curing this situation would be greatly
| appreciated.
 

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