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    XP Home OEM (SP2)

    I've been told that this version can also be used as an upgrade to an existing ME system. Is this true?

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    Re: XP Home OEM (SP2)

    Yes, but you'd be much, much better off doing a clean installation of XP SP2 than an overlay. Windows ME wasn't exactly known for its stability.

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    Re: XP Home OEM (SP2)

    I agree completely but in this case there are several programs installed that the user needs but no longer has the program disks.
    Thank you for your reply.

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    Re: XP Home OEM (SP2)

    Depends on how the OEM version was acquired. OEM vendors such as Dell, HP, etc. tie the OEM OS to a particular machine. In this case you'll not be able to use it on another PC. You should be OK if it was acquired as part of a hardware upgrade of some sort.

    Just be sure to back up the machine before starting the upgrade process.

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    Re: XP Home OEM (SP2)

    Thanks for the info, Joe. It is part of an OEM hardware upgrade.

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