Install advice for XP Home edition (upgrade)



If one was to upgrade from windows 2000 pro to XP home edition (upgrade) how would you go about it. I realize that microsoft says that you cannot intall XP home ed (upgrade vers) from 2000 PRO. You would need XP home (full edition) to do that.

Was told that If you have win 2000 pro and buy the $99 version of XP home ed (upgrade version) that you can simply put in a windows 98 CD when the XP (home edition - upgrade version) setup tells you that you can't upgrade (wrong version). Once the 98 installtion CD is recognized then you are off to the races. Do you need the win 98 CD code #.

If I'm totally off base please let me know. Also please advise to how this could be done with the $99 version (XP home - upgrade) from win 2000 Pro. Keep in mind that reformating would be fine since important data has been backed up.

Thanks... :rolleyes:



Computer Genius
14 Apr 2003
make sure that your BIOS is set to boot from the CDROM before the hard drive, then boot from the XP disk.

it will ask you to insert a CD of the "upgradee" during the install process.


Overclocked Like A Mother
8 Jul 2002
You can use the Win2000 CD for the upgrade. I did.
No, you do not need to kow the CDKey of the Win2000 or Win98 CD during the upgrade.


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