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3. Upgrade Install Procedures

Sorry the answer is NO to all 3. No support for them.

by Skipdawg See Profile

This chart shows what previous Windows OS can be upgrades to in the Windows XP OS's.

Previous Version
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows 3.1
No
No
Any evaluation version
No
No
Any server version
No
No
Windows 95
No
No
Windows 98/Windows 98 SE
Yes
Yes
Windows Millenium Edition
Yes
Yes
Windows NT Workstation 3.51
No
No
Windows NT Workstation 4.0
No
Yes
Windows 2000 Professional
No
Yes
Windows XP Home Edition
Yes
Windows XP Professional
No


by Skipdawg See Profile edited by trparky See Profile
last modified: 2002-07-06 09:27:26

It is very simple really.

There are two common ways to do this.

To upgrade from the CD:
      •Start your computer by running your current operating system, and then insert the Windows XP Professional CD into your CD-ROM drive.
      •If Windows automatically detects the CD, the Windows XP Professional CD dialog box appears. To start your upgrade, click Install Windows.
      •If Windows doesn't automatically detect the CD, click Start, and then click Run. Then type the path to the setup file, replacing 'd' if necessary with the letter of your CD-ROM drive Example: d:\setup.exe
      •Press ENTER.•When prompted to choose an installation type, select Upgrade, and then click Next.•Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. The instructions are identical to those found in How To Do a Clean Install, starting at Step # 9.

To Upgrade from a network connection:
      •Using your current operating system, establish a connection to the shared network folder that contains the Setup files. If you have an MS-DOS or network installation disk that contains network client software, you can use that disk to connect to the shared folder. Your network administrator will be able to provide you with this path. •At the command prompt, type the path to the file setup.exe. Press ENTER.
      •Select Upgrade, and then click Next.
      •Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.The instructions are identical to those found in How To Do a Clean Install, starting at Step # 9.


by Skipdawg See Profile edited by MSeng See Profile
last modified: 2003-02-11 21:26:55

Yes. Some computers are sold with Windows preinstalled. These often come with a restore or rescue CD that contains Windows, but no original Microsoft Windows CD. Setup was written to analyze restore CDs during an upgrade and recognize the earlier version of Windows. However, there are many variations of restore CDs, and some of the CDs are not recognized by Setup if you attempt a new installation, or clean install, of Windows XP. In this case, use your restore CD to restore your earlier version of Windows. Then insert the Windows XP upgrade CD, and run Setup. In this case, Setup will recognize an earlier version of Windows installed on your hard drive, and it will proceed with the upgrade.
2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved

by rjkrash See Profile edited by trparky See Profile
last modified: 2002-03-05 14:21:16

Yes. Microsoft CDs containing upgrade versions of Windows NT Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me, Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE will be recognized by Windows XP Setup during an upgrade or new installation.
2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved

by rjkrash See Profile edited by trparky See Profile
last modified: 2002-03-05 14:21:33

No you can not.

If you want to upgrade the the latest from Windows NT 4.0 Server, Windows NT 4.0 Server Terminal Server Edition, Windows NT 4.0 Enterprise Edition, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server. You will need to upgrade to the Windows .NET server family.

Windows .NET Web Server
Windows .NET Standard Server
Windows .NET Enterprise Server
Windows .NET Datacenter Server


by Skipdawg See Profile

Detailed instructions on how to restore your previous operating system can be found within this MSKB article --

314052 - How to Manually Remove Windows XP and Restore Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium

by DSmithLady See Profile edited by MSeng See Profile
last modified: 2002-12-30 21:05:30