installation of XP from upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ArthurL, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. ArthurL

    ArthurL Guest

    Does anyone know if I can install XP from the upgrade package onto a new partition of my pc now running W2k and win ME
  2. max

    max Guest

    Yes the upgrade will upgrade either of the them

    Have you got ME on the c: drive ?

    what one do you want to upgrade ?
  3. ArthurL

    ArthurL Guest

    I have both W2k and ME on separate drives W2k on c and me on d:
  4. ArthurL

    ArthurL Guest

    Sorry I want to do a clean install not an upgrade!
  5. max

    max Guest

    Im sorry to say , but you cant do a full/fresh install with the upgrade CD

    you need an Operating system on the machine to "Upgrade"

  6. ArthurL

    ArthurL Guest

    thank you. I will now go and exchange the luckily unopened package for a complete full version
  7. AmarSingh

    AmarSingh Guest

    actually you can do a clean install with the upgrade package as long as you have the cd to a prior version of windows. When you go to do the upgrade, xp asks you which partition you want to do it on, lets you format it and then asks you to insert the cd from a previous version of windows to make sure that you are eligible for the upgrade
  8. Speed4Ever

    Speed4Ever Guest

    Ditto on this.

    Arthur, all your going to get out of buying the full version is about -$100.

    As long as you have your CD from your previous OS, you should be fine.
  9. Goose

    Goose Guest

    When your doing clean install from upgrade CD
    it asks for your ME or 98 cd to verify you have that OS
    thats it job done :D
  10. Mike89

    Mike89 Guest

    I wonder if he went down and spent the extra $100.

    Hope he read the posts before he cut out. Bummer if he didn't.