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Is there any way to upgrade Windows Millennium (ME) to Windows 2000 Professional with out reformating?

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by cviehweg In reply to Upgrading Windows

This may not be the answer you want to hear, but WindowsMe to Windows 2000 is not an upgrade. I am sure you read the Microsoft technical blurbs that classify this change as a "new installation" and as such the OS installation conducts its reformat.It is possible to "trick" the installation into thinking it is a new install, but believe me the work involved is much more difficult that simply backing up the data and starting from scratch.

It is my guess that you have data on your C: drive aswell as your OS??? A hint to you during this iteration is to partition your hard disk (assuming you have only one hard disk) into at least 2 partitions. On my network I partition each workstation's drive into 3 partitions. One large partition is the C: drive and is devoted to ONLY system resources. Another partition ( ??) is used for only program installations. the last partition (E: ??) is where the user is allowed to store local data. This arrangement simplifies data storage and retrieval. Changes to their OS (or program installation) never affects the data.

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