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Reformat a Windows 2000 computer and then upgrade to Windows xp pro sp2 and update to sp3


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#1 peterjwfrench

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:02 AM

Hi everyone any tips on how to do this as I cant even get into a simlar mode of safe mode like you can on xp

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 04:51 PM

Hi, you can not format the PC then upgrade to another version...the old OS needs to be in place to upgrade.
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Posted 22 November 2009 - 07:35 PM

Boot from the XP upgrade CD. Partition and format. During install you will be asked to insert the old OS disk. After the compliance check reinsert the XP disk, and install is normal from that point on. I usually download XP updates by themselves (XP SP3 redist) and put it on a USB drive, or burn it to a CD, and upgrade from that.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;DisplayLang=en

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