THERE IS NO WAY TO "UPGRADE" TO WIN2000 PRO FROM WIN me??

Nov 14, 2000
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ONLY WIN98 OR WIN98SE TO WINPRO2000 OR NT4 TO WIN 2000?
GEESE..
 

Dan

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That's a new one on me. (No pun intended!)
 

mastertech01

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I would think not due to the fact winMe doesnt support DOS
 
Nov 14, 2000
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no no i am saying...
is there a way?
 

Motorheader

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I have upgraded to Win2K from all versions of Win9X and WinME without a problem. Something doesn't sound right. Any other details possibly?

 
Nov 14, 2000
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err..how do u upgrade to win2000 from winme..
it is impossible..
 

TRUMPHENT

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You qualify for the Win2K Pro upgrade price if you can prove during installation that you own a copy of Win98 or 95. I think the upgrade does not work with Win3.1 or earlier. Its all about money. If you have not paid a hefty Microsoft tax in a while then you will, or you will pirate, share in other words steal the intellectual property. Try visiting the Microsoft website and research the upgrade qualifications there. Go see http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/guide/professional/pricing/default.asp

The answer was always there. You just had to take the time to look.
 
Nov 14, 2000
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i read all the infos..
since winpro2000 released before win me..
it wont let u upgrade to win me...
dang it..
i am gonna have to format my drive!!!
 

Ladi

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Remember that winME is based off of the same 9x kernel that 95 and 98 were built on....2K, however, was developed from the NT kernel of NT4.0 (and 3.51). Different kernel, effectively an entirely different OS (ie, you wouldn't be upgrading anyways...but replacing everything about the OS that actually makes a difference).

In any case, changing between operating systems is a good time for a reformat.

~Ladi
 
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I've upgraded systems to Win2000 from WinME lots of times, what's the problem?
 
Nov 14, 2000
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like i said
microsoft said
winpro 2000 released before win me
me after pro..
that is why u cant &quot;upgrade&quot;
 

Kingofcomputer

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Just put in the win2000pro (there is no win2000, the basic one is called win2000pro) upgrade version cd, it will autorun. This works in winme.
 
Nov 14, 2000
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yes, i know
ther is four versions of it
pro, server, adv server, dat center and etc..
it wont let u &quot;upgrade&quot;
only clean install
which i dont want that
have dual boot
with me and pro will corrupt regeistry files in two months
=T
cuz they both have diffeent kernals..
 
Feb 7, 2001
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wait, whats this u say about dual boot corrupting ur registry files??? Cause im dual booting 98SE and 2kpro. I just built my piece of crap computer, should i reformat so it only has windows 2000?
 
Nov 14, 2000
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yeah man
go for win2l pro
all the way..

dual boot is bad if YOU HAVE WIN ME AND PRO 2000 tho...
win 98se is alright..
 

Turkey

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I just did this exact thing... I used the full w2kpro version to &quot;upgrade,&quot; not the w2kpro upgrade version. I put the CD in the drive, the autorun popped up, and everything went from there. The install program is actually pretty smart... it has a screen to download MS's &quot;compatability tester&quot; program, which tells you that all of your hardware and software will be incompatible with windows 2000. The only thing that I was surprised by (and I was really surprised by this) was that I checked that the box that wasn't &quot;Clean install&quot; b/c I thought it would result in a dual boot system, but only after the install program was significantly on its way did it say that it was deleting the old windows ME (I installed on the same partition, you may have better luck on two different partitions). But, it upgraded the registry and all the w2k compatible programs work fine in w2k now. You shouldn't see any serious problems during the install other than some of your hw or sw may be incompatible without updates.
 
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dang..
how come my cd...
only allow me to..
clean install?
 
Nov 14, 2000
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it doesnt have a tester &quot;program&quot;
 
Nov 14, 2000
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oh yeah i just tried another winpro 2000 cd
and now it said..
it is missing some setup files...
so i cant upgrade..
therefore only clean install..
or something..
dang it i am confused!
 

stingbandel

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I have triple boot, Win ME, Win 2000 Pro and Win 2000 Advanced Server and they all work really great. So I don't think dual booting will do any harm to your system.

Darno
 
Nov 14, 2000
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maybe..for some drives..
anyways..
so i guess..there is no wAY to upgrade from WIN ME TO WIN PRO 200?
=(
 

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