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W2K Upgrade Install Error

By getclyde ·
I am trying to install Windows 2000 Upgrade (w SP1) into a PC with NT4 & Svc Pk 6a. Within the first minute and before actually starting anything, I get an error message stating the installer "..cannot determine the version of Windows.." and exits immediately. I've tried this in VGA mode, Off Line with same results. I need the info quickly. Any ideas or cures?

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by dmiles In reply to W2K Upgrade Install Error

This may be an software problem that can be worked around Open Regedit and locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion
the thing to do is change the version to another version other than 4.0 and then try to install.

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by getclyde In reply to W2K Upgrade Install Error

Sorry, this didn't do anything to help

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by jpt In reply to W2K Upgrade Install Error

The problem you may have is that the installation package may be corrupted. Go to this site http://windows.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/

and click on the search tab and then type in troubleshooting. You will have a bunch of items to choose from but click on number six.

This may be able to help you resolve your problem.

Good Luck!

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by getclyde In reply to W2K Upgrade Install Error

While the website is chock full of info, none of it directly addresses my problem. I tried the CD in another PC since posting the question, and it works fine.

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by umbral-echo In reply to W2K Upgrade Install Error

Have you tried upgrading Windows 2000 without the Service Pack 1 initially? I would also try reinstalling Service Pack 6a on the Windows NT 4 server.

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by getclyde In reply to W2K Upgrade Install Error

Yeah, I tried all that. In the end I found an answer: the person who installed the NT 4 workstation neglected to put all the letters "oem" in the serial number- apparently it took it that way, therefore the numeric count of the length of the s/n was low and Win2K upgrade rejected it.

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by getclyde In reply to W2K Upgrade Install Error

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