Question about installing XP over Windows 2000

By mrtruesdale
Aug 16, 2005
  1. I've just bought a brand new PC and I've saved some money by getting it without an OS being installed. I have a Windows 2000 cd which I could use to get it up and running immediately or I can wait another week and get a copy of XP. I know its fairly easy to update to XP from 2000 and have done it before with no problems, but I've heard that the best thing for a new machine performance wise is to have a clean install of XP.
    As its a new machine I have nothing on the hard drive I want to save, so should I just wait for XP does the upgrade completely erase 2000 with no problems?


    PS the spec is,

    amd athlon 64 3200
    high end asus mobo
    128mb geforce 6600gt
    1024 ddr ram
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No, "upgrade" will leave you with a messy Windows but you can always tell the XP setup to wipe everything and start over.
  3. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Don't worry!!! When you install XP, win 2000 will be completely remove.
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