w2k to xp pro sp2, do i have the right software?


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DonnaB

I have a computer with Windows 2000 Pro and wish to do an in place upgrade to
Windows XP Pro.

I bought a full retail version of windows xp pro sp2 (version 2002 with
service pack 2) from anazon.com but the box says "for pcs with windows 95 or
earlier , or pcs without windows" .

Will this work as an upgrade? I don't really want to do a clean install.

Thanks, Donna
 
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John John (MVP)

That should work. The "For PCs with Windows 95 or earlier, or PCs
without Windows" text is on full retail boxed versions.

John
 
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DonnaB

Thanks, I was afraid to open the box just in case I had to return it.

I hope I do not need the original w2k disks at all.

I only have a cd with an image of the computer in its virgin state wich does
not have all the upgrades and additional software I have added over the years.

I also do not have any code keys, etc., will I have any problems doing an
upgrade without this stuff?

Thanks, Donna
 
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John John (MVP)

The full retail version will upgrade or install cleanly without needing
the Windows 2000 cd or key. Even though you don't have a Windows 2000
CD you might still want to find and record the key for your Windows 2000
licence.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder v2.0.1
http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

John
 
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DonnaB

Thank you very much, your input/advice is much appreciated!
Donna
 

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