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Old 09-16-2008
Gypsylady
 

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Shanging Operating Systems
If I want to change OS from Windows 2000 to Windows XP.....do I have to
reformat my hard drive?
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Old 09-16-2008
Jim
 

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Re: Shanging Operating Systems

"Gypsylady" <Gypsylady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ACA495DD-FB11-4D9C-85FD-B023A0027214@microsoft.com...
> If I want to change OS from Windows 2000 to Windows XP.....do I have to
> reformat my hard drive?

A clean install will require reformatting the drive, The install CD will do
this before the installation takes place.
An update installation will not reformat the drive. If you elect this
option, you will need XP Pro.
Jim


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Old 09-17-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Shanging Operating Systems
We're all about Windows Update here, not upgrading Windows, m'dear.

Gypsylady wrote:
> If I want to change OS from Windows 2000 to Windows XP.....do I have to
> reformat my hard drive?

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Old 09-17-2008
Alias
 

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Re: Shanging Operating Systems
PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> We're all about Windows Update here, not upgrading Windows, m'dear.


True but you can see why upgrading from W2K to XP might be considered
updating Windows, yes?

Alias
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> Gypsylady wrote:
>> If I want to change OS from Windows 2000 to Windows XP.....do I have to
>> reformat my hard drive?

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Old 09-17-2008
TaurArian
 

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RE: Changing Operating Systems
See: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/xpupgdissues.html

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"Gypsylady" wrote:

> If I want to change OS from Windows 2000 to Windows XP.....do I have to
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Old 09-17-2008
TaurArian
 

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Re: changing Operating Systems
Perhaps you could call it a "service pack".

"Alias" wrote:

> PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> > We're all about Windows Update here, not upgrading Windows, m'dear.

>
> True but you can see why upgrading from W2K to XP might be considered
> updating Windows, yes?
>
> Alias
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> > Gypsylady wrote:
> >> If I want to change OS from Windows 2000 to Windows XP.....do I have to
> >> reformat my hard drive?

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