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Can I load XP Professional on top of Windows 2000 Professional?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Britany, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Britany

    Britany Private E-2

    I just bought a refurbished Dell Latitude C600 that came loaded with Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
    I want to load my Microsoft Windows XP Professional in my new laptop.
    Can I just load my Microsoft Windows XP Professional on top of it?
    Thank You,

  2. Adrynalyne

    Adrynalyne Guest

    Its a supported upgrade path, if thats what you are asking :)
  3. General Disarray

    General Disarray Private E-2

    However, if you've loaded your XP on a different computer, you won' tbe able to activate it.
  4. Britany

    Britany Private E-2

    Dear: Adrynalyne and General Disaarray.
    Thank You for your replys.
    I coiuld tell by your replys that you both are indeed very well versed in computer lingo, unfortunately I am not.
    I was hoping for a simple yes or no answer.
    Can I load XP Professional on top of Windows 2000 Professional?
    Thank You both and have a Happy New Year!
  5. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    Yes, you can!

    I must add, it needs to be the WinXP Pro Upgrade disc with a valid license key that hasn't been activated.
  6. Britany

    Britany Private E-2

    Big thanks on your speedy reply bygarrick!
    What I have is an upgrade version of XP Pro with a valid license, although I had loaded it into my desk top before.
    Will this not load if I had loaded it before?

  7. Adrynalyne

    Adrynalyne Guest

    It will load, but will not activate if you have it on another computer. If its only to be installed on the laptop, you can call in the activation, if it gives you trouble.
  8. Britany

    Britany Private E-2

    There you go again Adrynalyne!:)
    "you can call it in", how do I call, and what doi I say?
    I'm sorry I don't understand?
  9. Adrynalyne

    Adrynalyne Guest

    Call. Telephone.

  10. Adrynalyne

    Adrynalyne Guest

  11. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    This is IF you have activation problems. If after you upgrade to Windows XP Professional it ask you to activate and it says it cannot activate because the product key has already been activated too many times.

    IF it says that, then choose to activate by Phone, call this number (if in the USA) 1-888-571-2048 and then follow the instructions. It will be automated, if it still cant activate then a Microsoft Rep. will come on the phone and ask you for the installation ID, give this to them and they will give you the activation number.

    Simple as that! :)
  12. Britany

    Britany Private E-2

  13. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert


    May I say something without you taking it the wrong way?

    We can read smaller fonts. LOL!!
    :p :p
  14. Britany

    Britany Private E-2

    How can I get one of those cute images next to my name?
  15. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    LOL!!!! :p :p

    Click on "User CP" in the top left corner, and then click on "Edit Avatar" on the left side.
  16. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    What did you say bjgarrick, I can't read your font? :)
  17. bjgarrick

    bjgarrick MajorGeeks Admin - Malware Expert

    LOL! :p

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