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Recent Upgrade to Win2K Pro from Win98SE

By michaelh ·
I just recently upgraded to W2K Pro, and for some reason I'm not able to run any setup files, for example, I have to reinstall Adobe Acrobat 4.0, and it won't load up the setup.exe same result with other programs such as ADP Payroll. I've tried to copy the installation files on my local hard drive as well and no luck. Any suggestions to what is causing this?

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by agentj In reply to Recent Upgrade to Win2K P ...

Are you trying to install Win9x versions of the software or NT versions? Win2K Pro is the next gen of NT Workstation.

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Are you trying to install Win9x versions of the software or NT versions? Win2K Pro is the next gen of NT Workstation.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Recent Upgrade to Win2K P ...

Answer number is sort of right. Yes an upgrade from Windows 98SE to Windows 2000 is possible, and you will be prompted to upgrade from a Windows 2000 CD if you put it in your drive. However my success with a several upgrade attempts from Windows 98SE is now 0/4. I highly suggest you first make sure that the hardware is compatible with Windows 2000, http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/upgrade/compat/default.asp Then do a "New" or fresh install of Windows 2000 instead of an upgrade. BTW: Some ofthe issues that I ran into were weird things like .dll being left behind in the Windows director instead of the Winnt directory, then the .dlls were for the wrongs OS but I could delete or overwrite them because they were in use.. and so on.

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by Iniaes In reply to Recent Upgrade to Win2K P ...

Strange. I've managed several flawless upgrades from 98 to 2000, but I wouldn't suggest doing it. It's nice to have all your preferences brought over, but you're bound to run into problems in the long run. I'd reccomend going with a clean / dual boot install.

Also, have you tried running the programs from the command prompt?

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