Cannot upgrade to windows xp home

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Quartersndimes, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Quartersndimes

    Quartersndimes Complete Genius. . .

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    i am running windows 2k, and have the setup disc for xp. but whenever i tell it to upgrade, it says"your current installation of windows is not a supported upgrade path.Setup cannot continue." how do i fix the problem?
     
  2. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    what version of 2k?

    2000 Pro to XP home is not a supported upgrade path. You can only upgrade 2000 Pro to XP Pro.
     
  3. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Just backup the stuff you want to keep like Favs and pics music and start with a clean install.
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I would never advise on upgrading even if the OS path is supported.
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

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    What he said ... thats why I suggested clean start.
     
  6. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Well that is good, because it is his only option.
     
  7. fitz

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    as has been mentioned.. don't upgrade. format and reload.
     
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    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    While these are good suggestions, it's quite possible the XP Home Disc he has is an upgrade installation and may not be the full install. Quarters - as you can see in the attachment and what everyone else has said, not only should you not upgrade but you can't upgrade. If the CD is an upgrade install, you have no use for it. If it's a full install, follow the advice above and backup/do a clean install.
     

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  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    The upgrade install you can present a previous version of windows when asked to and go ahead with a full installation

    Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition - Upgrade Version
    System: Personal Computer

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Upgrade versions are full versions. They just need a valid product license key for installation, they do not have to be installed on top of an existing installation.
     
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    I stand corrected then, twice :p