Can retail XP Upgrade version upgrade Win2K eval if I own NT4 lice

Posted: 08-31-2004, 01:47 AM
Help please... I just purchased a retail version of Windows XP Professional
Upgrade version via a web site. The CD will arrive in a few days.

I have Windows 2000 Professional Evaluation Edition installed on my laptop.

My laptop previously had NT4 Workstation installed (OEM version), so I have
the NT4 certificate of authority and the CD.

I think maybe the version of XP I just purchased will not work unless the XP
Professional setup allows me to put my NT4 CD in the CD drive during the
setup as proof of a qualifying OS. Will it give me this option???

Do I need to cancel my order and get the full retail version of XP? TIA


Can retail XP Upgrade version upgrade Win2K eval if I own NT4 lice


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CptnSbaitso
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Can retail XP Upgrade version upgrade Win2K eval if I own NT4 lice
Posted: 08-31-2004, 06:40 AM
I can't swear to anything, but in my experience it has
allowed me to do an upgrade in the way you are
describing. I have not specifically tried NT4, but many
others with lots of success.

Good luck!

-- CptnSbaitso

>-----Original Message-----
>Help please... I just purchased a retail version of
Windows XP Professional
>Upgrade version via a web site. The CD will arrive in a
few days.
>
>I have Windows 2000 Professional Evaluation Edition
installed on my laptop.
>
>My laptop previously had NT4 Workstation installed (OEM
version), so I have
>the NT4 certificate of authority and the CD.
>
>I think maybe the version of XP I just purchased will not
work unless the XP
>Professional setup allows me to put my NT4 CD in the CD
drive during the
>setup as proof of a qualifying OS. Will it give me this
option???
>
>Do I need to cancel my order and get the full retail
version of XP? TIA
>
>
>.
>
Len Segal
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Re: Can retail XP Upgrade version upgrade Win2K eval if I own NT4 lice
Posted: 08-31-2004, 04:23 PM
Ed,

Yes, when performing an upgrade if the install doesn't find a "qualifying
prior OS" it will always prompt you to insert the CD of the "qualifying
prior OS".

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Len Segal, MCP
Microsoft - MVP
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"EdT" <EdT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4635266C-1188-4781-817E-9D60F4746D7D@microsoft.com...
> Help please... I just purchased a retail version of Windows XP
> Professional
> Upgrade version via a web site. The CD will arrive in a few days.
>
> I have Windows 2000 Professional Evaluation Edition installed on my
> laptop.
>
> My laptop previously had NT4 Workstation installed (OEM version), so I
> have
> the NT4 certificate of authority and the CD.
>
> I think maybe the version of XP I just purchased will not work unless the
> XP
> Professional setup allows me to put my NT4 CD in the CD drive during the
> setup as proof of a qualifying OS. Will it give me this option???
>
> Do I need to cancel my order and get the full retail version of XP? TIA
>
>

 
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