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    Upgrade from Win2K (Pro)

    When I got my new pc at the office last year they were still working out some 'issues' regarding setting up XP to work on our AS400 network, and so I ended up with Win2K Pro. It now seems as though the 'issues' have been worked out, since they just set up a new pc with a clean install of XP Pro. Since XP Pro is what I now use at home, and I find I like it a whole lot more, I'm wondering about upgrading my work pc. Are there any known problems with upgrading between the two OS's? I've done some upgrading before and so long as the installed programs run under the new OS I havn't had any problems, but in this case I'm hoping to get some input beforehand. Would dual-boot be an option, to remove Win2K at a later date once the XP install has been tested? Thanks. <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>

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    St Louis, Missouri, USA
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    Re: Upgrade from Win2K (Pro)

    Dual boot is definitely an option. If you have XPP at home and like it I think your testing time will be brief at work. Most any software that runs on Win2k will run on XP. If you look at the MS newsgroups you can always find upgrade problems. But in general, you'd find that many more upgrades have gone successfully than failed. IMHO, you are always better with a clean install. Seems to be less garbage left from the prior OS. Even though Win2k & XPP are closed related I suspect this would be the case for you. Good luck with whatever you decide.


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