HELP..Upgrade in place from win2k pro to WinXP Pro


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Guest

Hi
How does one successfully perform an upgrade in place of win 2000 Pro to Win
XP Pro without having to reinstall all the applications!

The setting is this.
I have a /windows and a /winnt directory. My win2k boots off of the /winnt
folder.
I have tried several times to "upgrade" my existing win2k system and what I
end up with is a "generic" winxp pro system with none of my previous apps
being able to run. For instance, when I try to launch norton utils or
Quicken, I get a message to the effect that a dll can't be located.
So how do you truly perform an upgrade in place of win2000Pro to WinXPPro?
Can it even be performed, or should I just reformat the partition and start
XP from scratch!
Tahnks!
 
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Dave Patrick

Don't boot the CD-Rom just pop it in while Windows 2000 is running and
follow the prompts. (choose upgrade as opposed to clean install)

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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:
| Hi
| How does one successfully perform an upgrade in place of win 2000 Pro to
Win
| XP Pro without having to reinstall all the applications!
|
| The setting is this.
| I have a /windows and a /winnt directory. My win2k boots off of the
/winnt
| folder.
| I have tried several times to "upgrade" my existing win2k system and what
I
| end up with is a "generic" winxp pro system with none of my previous apps
| being able to run. For instance, when I try to launch norton utils or
| Quicken, I get a message to the effect that a dll can't be located.
| So how do you truly perform an upgrade in place of win2000Pro to WinXPPro?
| Can it even be performed, or should I just reformat the partition and
start
| XP from scratch!
| Tahnks!
 

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