Upgrading from 2000 to XP


G

Guest

I have a computer with 2000 Pro on it and wish to upgrade to XP Home. The
case has a 2000 Pro product key on it. I've been told that I can install XP
(not sure if this means Home or Pro) and use the 2000 Pro product key. Is
this really true?
 
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J

John John

No. You will need a different key for Windows XP. Also, you will not
be able to do an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000 to Windows XP Home.
You can do an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000 to Windows XP
Professional. An in-place upgrade is to upgrade the operating system
while keeping your current programs and settings, without a formating of
the drive. You can however use Windows 2000 as a qualifying product to
install the upgrade version Windows XP Home but only if you do a clean
install. Clear as mud isn't it?

John
 
G

Guest

Thanks John

Thought it was too good to be true! Think I'll try to obtain a Windows 2000
disk and reinstall that.

Dave
 
J

John John

You're welcome.

John

Dave said:
Thanks John

Thought it was too good to be true! Think I'll try to obtain a Windows 2000
disk and reinstall that.

Dave

:
 
G

Guest

I have a printercopierscanner that i'm trying to install on my computer. The
printer works but we can't get the scanner to work.
 
J

John John

Visit the manufacturer's web site for technical support. You should
start a new post in an appropriate newsgroup and give the post a
significant subject line if you want further advice from other users in
these newsgroups. Indicate the name and model number of the
printer/scaner as well as the operating system on which you are trying
to use it.

John
 
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K

Kevin

So from what i understand is that you can not upgrade window 2000 pro to xp
home unless it is a clean Install
 
J

John John

That's correct, you cannot upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home, it has to be
a clean install.

John
 
M

Meinolf Weber

Hello mamatissy,

Insert the xp disk and after the autstart opens the XP window, choose update.
But make sure to backup your data before.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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C

casp

iam trying to install xp on a 2000 system but it just says not compatible
how do i sort this problem
 
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C

casp

iam trying to install xp on a 2000 system all it says is not compatible how
do i sort this problem
 
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