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By swood1268 ·
I have ME on my machine, I want W2K proffesional for my operating system. Do I have to wipe ME out comepletely or can I do an upgrade?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to w2kpro

Nope, no need to remove ME. Just throw the Win2KPro disc in the drive, click OK to the box that will come up asking if you want to upgrade to Windows 2000. Then, at the window you will see, select the Upgrade to Windows 2000 button.
Follow the wizards and setup program from there.

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by swood1268 In reply to w2kpro

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by brian In reply to w2kpro

I have upgraded numerous machines from ME and Win98. I don't recomend upgrading the existing OS. It never seems to work right (NT does fine). I believe that you are better to install Win2k clean or preferably to a different partition if available. A clean install will still allow access to existing files so long as you don't reformat the drive. I prefer to start with a clean drive since all of the drivers and programs that are installed are designed for 95/98/ME instead of nt/2000. It seems like something always is left behind that causes problems on an upgrade. I hope you get some more feedback, this is the first time I have seen anyone recomend using the upgrade (allthough I have used it and had it work well), since it seems to be so much less reliable than a clean install. Best of Luck!

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by swood1268 In reply to w2kpro

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by Ann777 In reply to w2kpro

Technically you do not have to wipe out WinMe (the first poster is correct -- an upgrade should work fine)... but like the second poster, I tend to agree that a clean install is often better than upgrading.

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