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can i do a fresh install with win2k upgrade?

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aliengrey    0

or do i need to get the full version of win2k?

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Fil    0

AFAIK you will need another version of windows pre-installed.

I found it easiest to install 98 on minimum, then cancel all driver setups and insert the 2k upgrade disk as soon as the installer has stopped faffing about and win98 boots by itself.

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aliengrey    0

but with windows me i could do it, cuz it asks for a check of a previous os and all i had to do was insert win98 cd in for a second, put windows me back in and it oks the installation

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MytMowse    1

I know this doesn't help but I alwasy was allowed to do a full install of windows 95 (at the time) with just the upgrade cd. It was hard as hell to do but I did do it. (When I tried it, it was with a freshly formated hd, and it was an upgrade cd)

So it might be possible. Good luck.

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Daniel F.    687

i have a w2k upgeade cd: this is how u do it

1. Put in cd and start up comp

2. When ased to boot to cd press enter (make sure boot to cd is enabled in ur bios)

3. go through process as usual

4. when asked to verify upgrade pop in ur win98 cd

voila ur done :)

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roban    0

As far as I know Win ME is not on the Win 2K upgrade path. I did a minimal install of Win 98 and upgraded from there. It's the best way in my humble opinion.

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Daniel F.    687

there are 3 upgrade routes:

1. upgrade from nt4

2. special upgrade from 98 (wont work using Win ME)

3. buy full version

hope this clears things up :smart:

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aliengrey    0
Originally posted by voodoo  

there are 3 upgrade routes:

1. upgrade from nt4

2. special upgrade from 98 (wont work using Win ME)

3. buy full version

hope this clears things up :smart:

hey great, glad i got this straighten out.. i kinda thought in back of my mind that i could do it, but wanted to make sure before i waste money on the wrong cd

i have nt4 and win98 so i'm in luck

sweet :roll:

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Daniel F.    687

btw the nt4 upgrade cd is alot cheeper :D

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-Dave-    13

ou cant upgrade from ME to 2000 because 2000 predated ME, so 2000 does not know it exists!

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