Windows 2000 upgrade to XP Pro SP2?

By EzTechGuy
Jan 30, 2006
  1. Hello everyone.

    I have Windows 2000 on my pc, can I just upgrade from it to XP Home SP2 or XP Pro SP2?

    Without formatting and then fresh install.

    I do not want to format then install XP Home SP2 or XP Pro w/ SP2 I want to know if I can just leave Windows 2000 on my Dell 2300 and then just upgrade. If I format and then fresh install, I would loose alot I want to keep see. Sure, somethings I can backup but want to know if I can just upgrade see.

    I appreciate anyone that can tell me please. :confused:

    Thank you so much.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    upgrading to XP Pro shouldnt be a problem. upgrading an exisitng install is possible but not the best option since there are often glitches after doing so. I would suggest that if you do so. after you decide you want to keep XP then do a backup and a reformat and clean install of XP.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    As iss said.

    The procedure couldn't be any easier: while in Windows 2000, insert the Windows XP CD. If you have set your CDs to auto-run then a window will pop up kindly asking whether you want to upgrade your Windows installation. Follow the instructions on screen.
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