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    XP Upgrade Reinstall Advice.

    I have some systems that have 2000 pro to XP upgrade COAs

    I need to format them and reinstall but I have a couple problems

    The first issue is time, do i need to install 2000 Pro and then upgrade it to XP?

    The second is that I can not find out 2000 Pro CD anywhere! Can i give MS one our CD keys and have them send over the 2000 Pro CD?

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    Re: XP Upgrade Reinstall Advice.

    unless it states upgrade only on the CD/box - it should install without the need of 2000.

    with mine it installs direct from CD/startup, without the need of any thing else being on the system, then when you start it up, it asks if u need to upgrade - or clean install - format, partion drives etc, and goes on direct if your system is fresh.

    what u will need to do is set your bios to detect your CD drive first, and then boot up with the XP cd in the drive.

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    Re: XP Upgrade Reinstall Advice.

    thats my third issue!

    Sorry, I also don't have an actual XP upgrade CD. I only have a standard XP OEM disk and the CD key on the COA will not work with it.
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