Upgrading Windows 2000 Professional to Windows XP Professional

By rliu
Feb 7, 2008
  1. I checked the windows website and it showed that Windows 2000 Professional is upgradeable to Windows XP Professional, as I am using a work laptop I was wandering does that mean if I were to upgrade to XP then all the previous settings, e.g. the log on profiles, will be maintained and there will be a seamless transition?
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    you should be able to upgrade and keep your current setting and files.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Yes, in theory. Clean installs are usually preferred to upgrades, I have to throw that out there because inevitably someone will tell you not to upgrade. The 2000 to XP upgrade should go pretty smoothly since they are so similar. As always, backup critical data before trying so you aren't screwed if something does go wrong.
  4. rliu

    rliu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Another question, can I install service pack, e.g. Service Pack 2 for XP, without having installed a previous version, e.g. Service Pack 1 for XP?
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, WIndows service packs are cumulative - they include all the previous ones
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

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