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Win 2000/XP setup

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#1 ac8663


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Posted 14 March 2005 - 03:46 PM

I'm trying to upgrade a computer from Win98 with windows 2000 but everytime it reaches "Setup is starting Win 2000" it freezes. I tried upgrading to Win XP and the same thing happened.

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#2 frankie12


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Posted 14 March 2005 - 05:43 PM

did you check all of the req. to make sure your computer can handle windows 2000

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:04 PM

I may be wrong, but I don't believe you can "upgrade" from win 98 to Win 2000. Win 2000 is evolved from Win NT.

You would need to do a fresh, complete install but before you do so make sure your computer meets Win 2K's requirements.

Minimum Requirements
Computer/Processor 133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU.
Memory At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM; more memory generally improves responsiveness.
Hard Disk 2 GB with 650 MB free space.
CPU Support Windows 2000 Professional supports single and dual CPU systems.
Drive CD-ROM or DVD drive.
Display VGA or higher resolution monitor.

Check hardware and software compatability:

Finding out if your BIOS (basic input/output system) is compatible with Windows® 2000:

To work properly with Windows 2000, your computer must have a compliant Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) BIOS

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