can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?

Posted: 03-21-2005, 08:55 PM
I have two computers that have Windows 2000 on them; however, I would like to
try to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro. I have the full versions of the disc.

But when I put the discs into the drive, it pops up and states that it's not
compatiable or something for upgrade. Is this true?

Thanks!!

can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?


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Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-21-2005, 09:12 PM
Adam

OEM XP can't upgrade.. you require the full or upgrade retail boxed version
to do that.. you can, however, do a clean install having saved all of your
important stuff..

Also note that only one installation per CD is allowed..

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"Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have two computers that have Windows 2000 on them; however, I would like
>to
> try to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro. I have the full versions of the
> disc.
>
> But when I put the discs into the drive, it pops up and states that it's
> not
> compatiable or something for upgrade. Is this true?
>
> Thanks!!

Jerry
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-21-2005, 09:56 PM
Adam did say in his posting that he did have the full version - should it
not upgrade even an OEM version?

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Adam
>
> OEM XP can't upgrade.. you require the full or upgrade retail boxed
> version to do that.. you can, however, do a clean install having saved all
> of your important stuff..
>
> Also note that only one installation per CD is allowed..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/user
>
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:78863E4E-57D2-44A4-872A-6DA43CD96891@microsoft.com...
>>I have two computers that have Windows 2000 on them; however, I would like
>>to
>> try to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro. I have the full versions of the
>> disc.
>>
>> But when I put the discs into the drive, it pops up and states that it's
>> not
>> compatiable or something for upgrade. Is this true?
>>
>> Thanks!!
>
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-21-2005, 10:30 PM
Only a "Retail Upgrade Version" or a "Retail Full Version"
of Windows XP can perform an upgrade over an existing
Windows installation. Virtually all OEM versions are
"Full Versions" but are not capable of upgrading...
"clean install" only on a freshly reformatted drive.

Therefore, the OP will need to purchase either a "Retail Upgrade
Version" or "Retail Full Version" (boxed versions) of Windows XP Professional
in order to upgrade over an existing Windows 2000 installation.

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"Jerry" wrote:

| Adam did say in his posting that he did have the full version - should it
| not upgrade even an OEM version?

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-21-2005, 10:48 PM
Jerry

The fact that the OP was given no upgrade path suggested that he had an OEM
version..

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"Jerry" <NoSpamChiefZeke@MSN.com> wrote in message
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> Adam did say in his posting that he did have the full version - should it
> not upgrade even an OEM version?
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:OqKBCrlLFHA.1284@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Adam
>>
>> OEM XP can't upgrade.. you require the full or upgrade retail boxed
>> version to do that.. you can, however, do a clean install having saved
>> all of your important stuff..
>>
>> Also note that only one installation per CD is allowed..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/user
>>
>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:78863E4E-57D2-44A4-872A-6DA43CD96891@microsoft.com...
>>>I have two computers that have Windows 2000 on them; however, I would
>>>like to
>>> try to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro. I have the full versions of the
>>> disc.
>>>
>>> But when I put the discs into the drive, it pops up and states that it's
>>> not
>>> compatiable or something for upgrade. Is this true?
>>>
>>> Thanks!!
>>
>>
>
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-21-2005, 10:49 PM
Carey

TY for the clarification..

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> Only a "Retail Upgrade Version" or a "Retail Full Version"
> of Windows XP can perform an upgrade over an existing
> Windows installation. Virtually all OEM versions are
> "Full Versions" but are not capable of upgrading...
> "clean install" only on a freshly reformatted drive.
>
> Therefore, the OP will need to purchase either a "Retail Upgrade
> Version" or "Retail Full Version" (boxed versions) of Windows XP
> Professional
> in order to upgrade over an existing Windows 2000 installation.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...xp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Jerry" wrote:
>
> | Adam did say in his posting that he did have the full version - should
> it
> | not upgrade even an OEM version?
>

Colin Barnhorst
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-21-2005, 11:55 PM
You cannot upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home. Only to XP Pro.

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"Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have two computers that have Windows 2000 on them; however, I would like
>to
> try to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro. I have the full versions of the
> disc.
>
> But when I put the discs into the drive, it pops up and states that it's
> not
> compatiable or something for upgrade. Is this true?
>
> Thanks!!

Colin Barnhorst
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-21-2005, 11:56 PM
Or was trying to upgrade W2k to XP Home, which cannot be done.

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"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Jerry
>
> The fact that the OP was given no upgrade path suggested that he had an
> OEM version..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/user
>
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
>
>
> "Jerry" <NoSpamChiefZeke@MSN.com> wrote in message
> news:ej3bODmLFHA.2736@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Adam did say in his posting that he did have the full version - should it
>> not upgrade even an OEM version?
>>
>> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <mike.hall.mail@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>> news:OqKBCrlLFHA.1284@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Adam
>>>
>>> OEM XP can't upgrade.. you require the full or upgrade retail boxed
>>> version to do that.. you can, however, do a clean install having saved
>>> all of your important stuff..
>>>
>>> Also note that only one installation per CD is allowed..
>>>
>>> --
>>> Mike Hall
>>> MVP - Windows Shell/user
>>>
>>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Adam" <Adam@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:78863E4E-57D2-44A4-872A-6DA43CD96891@microsoft.com...
>>>>I have two computers that have Windows 2000 on them; however, I would
>>>>like to
>>>> try to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro. I have the full versions of the
>>>> disc.
>>>>
>>>> But when I put the discs into the drive, it pops up and states that
>>>> it's not
>>>> compatiable or something for upgrade. Is this true?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!!
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Albert
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-22-2005, 07:41 AM
Adam wrote:
> I have two computers that have Windows 2000 on them; however, I would like to
> try to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro.
Adam,

It's not possible and legal to use one copy of XP to intall and validate
on 2 PC's


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Adam
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Re: can u upgrade Win2K to WinXP with full version of XP disc?
Posted: 03-22-2005, 05:29 PM
To clarify to all:

It is an OEM disc (2 of them). I not trying to upgrade from Windows 2000 Pro
to Home (it was Professional XP). I was using two copies.

Thank you for all your input.

"Albert" wrote:
> Adam wrote:
> > I have two computers that have Windows 2000 on them; however, I would like to
> > try to upgrade them to Windows XP Pro.
>
> Adam,
>
> It's not possible and legal to use one copy of XP to intall and validate
> on 2 PC's
>
>
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