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XPert    0

Can you perform a CLEAN install from the UPGRADE version of XP?

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Tesseract    0

Yes, you can perform a clean install with an upgrade version of Windows XP, but you must have a full version of a previous OS (Windows 98/Me for Windows XP Home Edition; Windows NT/2000 for Windows XP Professional). I am not sure that you can have Windows 98/Me for Windows XP Professional or not.

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XPert    0

Ok thanks, I know that you can use Win 9x/ME for Proffesional. Do you know this just from knowledge or have you bought and upgrade version and did a clean install from it?

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Tesseract    0

I have performed a clean install with an upgrade version before.

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XPert    0

Thanks again!

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irresponsibleki    0

where the HELL did you get an upgrade version of XP?!?

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willywonka69    0

"where the HELL did you get an upgrade version of XP?!?"

good point

????

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XPert    0

I didn't! I'm just asking!

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irresponsibleki    0
Originally posted by codyg11  

I have performed a clean install with an upgrade version before.

NO you haven't, you're full of crap.

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MaddogMDD    0

I didn't even know there was going to be a WinXP upgrade version. Thought it would cost $100 for Home Retail and $200 for Pro Retail and that's it.

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Tesseract    0

There will be upgrade versions for each OS, the pricing is as follows:

Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade: $100

Windows XP Home Edtion Full Version: $200 (approx)

Windows XP Pro Upgrade: $150

Windows XP Pro Full Version: $300

BTW, I DID NOT perform a WINDOWS XP clean install with an upgrade CD. What I said applies to previous versions of Windows, and I performed a clean install of Windows ME with an upgrade CD. What I said is what I assume will be allowed by Microsoft, NOT WHAT I EXPERIENCED WITH A WINDOWS XP UPGRADE.

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XPert    0

He's not full of crap, because I've posted the same question on other forums and I've gotten the same answer! You CAN perform a CLEAN install from an UPGRADE version! THE ONLY THING IS THAT YOU NEED SOME TYPE OF QUALIFYING MEDIA! IN OTHER WORDS, YOU NEED TO HAVE A PREVIOUS WINDOWS CD-ROM TO PROVE YOU HAD WINDOWS ON THE SYSTEM!

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irresponsibleki    0

a clean install is from DOS right? and if you boot to an upgrade CD, you don't get to run setup.

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Tesseract    0

Yes, you perform a clean install from DOS.

You don't necessarily have to have to boot from the CD to run setup. You can use a standard Windows 9x bootdisk.

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mortensen    0

I've performed an upgrade clean install from the ME upgrade disk MANY times... though it is annoying having to insert the original disk [which it then checks and then you have to REINSERT the upgrade disk].

You can't just do a clean install when you ONLY have an upgrade version, but that much is a given. LMAO.

-mortensenj

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