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alaabelbeisi

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    upgrade wndows 2000 pro
    « on: November 11, 2009, 02:52:56 AM »
    Hi,
    can i upgrade windows 2000 pro (SP4) to windows XP pro (SP2)!??
    i tried to upgraded but it didn't work! message appears that you cannot upgrade from windows 2000 to windows xp pro.
    is there something i need to do before upgrading or what!?

    thanks

    patio

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    Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
    « Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 05:54:21 AM »
    What exactly does it say on this XP CD ? ?
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    alaabelbeisi

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      Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
      « Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 10:24:34 PM »
      it says: For distribustion with a new pc Only, for product support contact the manufacturer of your pc,


      icludes service pack2, v2002

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        Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
        « Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 10:55:49 PM »
        Is it a ful version? Defenitely sounds like an OEM. Does it say anywere a certain brand computer it was for? Or if its JUST the service pack?(Not sure if this exists, I just know I have a disk that says windows 2000 on it, but its just the service pack).

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        Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
        « Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 06:26:02 AM »
        That CD will only install to the brand of machine it shipped with...sorry.
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          Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
          « Reply #5 on: November 14, 2009, 09:42:23 AM »
          That CD will only install to the brand of machine it shipped with...sorry.

          i've bought the CD from the market not with PC, i already tried several windows xp original cds but all didn't work

          thanks :)

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            Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
            « Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 11:44:44 PM »
            What are the specs of your computer?  Maybe they dont meet the system requirements for windows xp.

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              Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
              « Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 01:40:21 AM »
              What are the specs of your computer?  Maybe they dont meet the system requirements for windows xp.

              i belive it does meet the system requirements, it is p4. 2.4 GHz, 1 GB ram DDR1 and 40 gb HDD.

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                Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
                « Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 04:33:20 PM »
                i've bought the CD from the market not with PC, i already tried several windows xp original cds but all didn't work

                thanks :)

                What "market" did you purchase it from?  Like a retailer like best buy or on the internet from ebay or something of that nature?  Do you have certain files/programs that you need to keep? I usually like to do a clean install, but if you cannot, hopefully we can figure out how to get this to work :)

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                Re: upgrade wndows 2000 pro
                « Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 06:06:23 PM »
                Sorry to say but all these CD's sound "dodgy" to me...
                There is a direct upgrade path from Win2K to XP according to Microsoft and i've done it dozens of times myself with zero issues...
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