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Migration from windows 95 to 2000.

By randerson ·
School district would like to migrate to 2000 from 95 environment. Are there any pitfalls or special conditions to be aware of. Has anyone done this so far and what have been the results. We are a Windows 95 environment primarily. We recently went through an installation of a lab with Windows 98.

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by bohicam1 In reply to Migration from windows 95 ...

There are some pitfalls and special conditions to be aware of. The biggest issue would be hardware compatibility. You can determine any hardware issues before doing the upgrade by running winnt32 /checkupgradeonly (note the space)
This will let youknow of any hardware that is not compatible with win2k pro.
Good luck!

Mike

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by helen.james In reply to Migration from windows 95 ...

One possible pitfall of migrating to Windows 2000 is HDD space. Windows 2000 takes up around 1GB so the spec of your machines only include small HDD's (a couple of GB's)then the available data storage area is limited. This could be an issue if mulitple users store data in separate work areas on a single machine.

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by wlbowers In reply to Migration from windows 95 ...

After you verify that your hardware can
support win2000. ie: sufficent memory
and hard drive space, drivers for sound,
video ect.
Now check the programs that will be run
on the machines. Some of the '95 stuff
will make 2k choke. Upgrade them as
necessary.
Back up data you want to save, format
your hard drive fat 32 and do a clean fresh
install. You do not want to do an upgrade.
You carry to many problems from '95
Once the os is installed and stable then
install the programs. And restore the
data.
Now if all of the machines are the same.
Do a partition copy with one of the many
utilities that are out there. Partition Magic,
Drive Image, ect.,
You should be off and running.


Good Luck Lee

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by Quaint_Data In reply to Migration from windows 95 ...

Hi all, I think the biggest problem you may encounter is the step from DOS to none or nearly none, as you migrate up to 98SE Dos is slowly removed, 2000 has little or none, XP it is gone. Consider this, a big learning step away from dos. Good luck all.

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