win xp upgrading

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by psychogod, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. psychogod

    psychogod Guest

    I have win 2000 pro. I have tried to upgrade to xp pro by using the full version xp disk. When trying , it checks compatability and tells me a few things that are not. I removed them. Then when I try to update as it says, it starts to load them syas it is rebooting xp. When it restarts my computer all I have is a double boot. Win 2000 pro and Win xp pro setup. No upgrade . Can anyone help?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Welcome to the forums psychogod. I could be wrong but a full version will not do an upgrade. You will need an xp update for that. You are going to have to uninstall win2k & load the full xp. Or dual boot like it is now.
     
  3. psychogod

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    But when I click on check for compatibility, the screen says "upgrade recommended".
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Yes upgrade not full version. :) You may be using the full version to check it but an upgrade xp cd is what you will need.
    Or format or dual boot with the full version.
     
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Psychogod,
    Unless you are really attached to Win 2000 or there's a "Disk Free-Space" issue, clean/wipe/reformat (NTFS) your HDD and do a complete clean install of XP... Or keep the "Dual Boot" that you have now.