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By speedster0454 ·
I have a COMPAQ Presario at home, I would like to install W2K Pro on it, however, COMPAQ says that their Presario systems do not support W2K Pro. Do you agree with this or is there a way to load W2K Pro? Thank you very much for your assistance.
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by aditya.cmseib In reply to W2K PROFESSIONAL

The win 2k Can be sucessfully installed on Compaq Presario PC as long as it ssupports it's hardware requirement i.e 64 MB RAM & P-II as min.If there is problem in installing try installing from executeable file(winnt32.exe.It also epends if u wish to hav a dual boot system.If u wisjh to hav a fresh installation ,then first format the drive(or PArtition)and try to install it.
I hope u would be able to solve your problem.

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by Matt Duggan In reply to W2K PROFESSIONAL

Just because the vendor doesn't support it, don't assume it won't work. The best way to confirm it is to give it a shot... If you want to maximise your chance of success, upgrade the BIOS to the latest release, format the disk and start from scratch. Boot off the floppies if CD support appears unreliable to you.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to W2K PROFESSIONAL

I did an upgrade on a Compaq Presario from NT4 Workstation to 2000 Professional. I had two problems.
1) the SoundMax audio drivers for NT4 did not convert during the upgrade. When I was done, I had no sound. I found an article on Compaq's web site about this. All I had to do was remove the existing SoundMax drivers and then download the Win2K version.
2) When I do a Shutdown -> Restart, I always get a BSOD right when the pc is about to be turned off. There is a problem with the .SYS file that controls the power cycling sequence. I have not found a solution for this yet. If you just do a Shutdown, it is ok; if I do the Restart it BSODs. I think I looked one day on Compaq's site but did not find anything useful.

Other than these 2 gotchas, my Compaq is running fine.

Hope this helps

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