Going from Windows 2000 Pro to Windows XP Home



JJSatch
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade my other
computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
1. Is this possible?
2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard dirve and
files/settings?
Thanks,
JC

Bobby
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Personally, I wouldn't go from Windows 2000 pro to XP Home. However you
didn't specify which XP you are going to upgrade to. If you upgrade it will
keep all your settings. You should backup the system before the upgrade
anyway.

"JJSatch" <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9FC8A8E1-C5EF-4DF8-8D2F-98BDC4A90A25@microsoft.com...
>I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade my other
> computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
> 1. Is this possible?
> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard dirve
> and
> files/settings?
> Thanks,
> JC

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
No, you cannot upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home. You can upgrade it to XP Pro. Additionally, the copy of XP Home that came with your computer is only licensed for that computer. If you want to install XP Home on your old computer, you'll need to buy another copy.

--
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Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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"JJSatch" <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9FC8A8E1-C5EF-4DF8-8D2F-98BDC4A90A25@microsoft.com...
>I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade my other
> computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
> 1. Is this possible?
> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard dirve and
> files/settings?
> Thanks,
> JC

Bobby
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Thanks Doug, didn't know that!


"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uYD2cSiYFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
No, you cannot upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home. You can upgrade it to XP
Pro. Additionally, the copy of XP Home that came with your computer is only
licensed for that computer. If you want to install XP Home on your old
computer, you'll need to buy another copy.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"JJSatch" <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9FC8A8E1-C5EF-4DF8-8D2F-98BDC4A90A25@microsoft.com...
>I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade my other
> computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
> 1. Is this possible?
> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard dirve
> and
> files/settings?
> Thanks,
> JC

JJSatch
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
So if I buy another copy of XP Home, can I load it over the 2000 Pro?
--
JJ Satch


"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> No, you cannot upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home. You can upgrade it to XP Pro. Additionally, the copy of XP Home that came with your computer is only licensed for that computer. If you want to install XP Home on your old computer, you'll need to buy another copy.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "JJSatch" <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9FC8A8E1-C5EF-4DF8-8D2F-98BDC4A90A25@microsoft.com...
> >I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade my other
> > computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
> > 1. Is this possible?
> > 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard dirve and
> > files/settings?
> > Thanks,
> > JC
>

JJSatch
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
I wanted to go to XP Home edition. I like the interface much better. Also,
I have 2 desktop computers on a D-Link router using DSL. I do not plan on
having any notebooks.
--
JJ Satch


"Bobby" wrote:

> Personally, I wouldn't go from Windows 2000 pro to XP Home. However you
> didn't specify which XP you are going to upgrade to. If you upgrade it will
> keep all your settings. You should backup the system before the upgrade
> anyway.
>
> "JJSatch" <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9FC8A8E1-C5EF-4DF8-8D2F-98BDC4A90A25@microsoft.com...
> >I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade my other
> > computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
> > 1. Is this possible?
> > 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard dirve
> > and
> > files/settings?
> > Thanks,
> > JC
>
>
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
JJSatch wrote:

> So if I buy another copy of XP Home, can I load it over the 2000 Pro?

Not as an upgrade to preserve programs and settings, only as a clean
install. You can use FAST to migrate settings, but will need to
reinstall the applications from original media.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
If you mean format and install as a replacement for Windows 2000, yes
you can.

JJSatch wrote:

> So if I buy another copy of XP Home, can I load it over the 2000 Pro?

JJSatch
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Thanks Rock.
What do you mean by "FAST" to migrate settings?
--
JJ Satch


"Rock" wrote:

> JJSatch wrote:
>
> > So if I buy another copy of XP Home, can I load it over the 2000 Pro?
>
> Not as an upgrade to preserve programs and settings, only as a clean
> install. You can use FAST to migrate settings, but will need to
> reinstall the applications from original media.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Stephen
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
JJSatch wrote:
>> I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade
>> my other computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
>> 1. Is this possible?
>> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard
>> dirve and files/settings?
>> Thanks,
>> JC

[an unofficial answer] Yes, it is possible to upgrade your Windows 2000 Pro
installation to a Windows XP Pro installation.

[unsolicited advice] Make sure to install Windows XP's SP2 before
connecting to the Internet for the first time. I think the mean infection
time otherwise is down to 16 minutes on a connected unprotected
WinXP-without-SP2 system these days.

As a matter of fact, I'd consider a clean install if possible as you've been
running Win2000, if you think you can hack it. It's more work doing a clean
install instead of an upgrade, but you should be backing up your data anway
and, well, installing apps isn't *that* bad a chore :) Some techy type
people actually lovxx like it. Record settings, gather drivers, discs and
installation key numbers before starting.

Whn you do connect it to the web PATCH the system at Windows update right
away or, at least, have turn on Automatic updating.

When you have Windows XP installed, boost the Internet Explorer's Internet
Security zone a little - don't allow downloaded type ActiveX controls .. and
turn off install on demand under the Advanced tab in Internet Options and
turn off scripting in media player.

[info] Did you know another name of Windows XP is Windows NT 5.1 ? That
XP's NTFS file system has two names: NTFS 3.1 and NTFS 5.1 ??

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
JJSatch wrote:

> Thanks Rock.
> What do you mean by "FAST" to migrate settings?

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard:
http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

JJSatch
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Stephen - great answer. thanks for the details. i think i'll try a clean
install. since i only run a simple D-LINk wireless router between two
desktops, do you recommend XP Home or XP Pro? I do not do any gaming or
multimedia.

--
JJ Satch


"Stephen" wrote:

> JJSatch wrote:
> >> I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade
> >> my other computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
> >> 1. Is this possible?
> >> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard
> >> dirve and files/settings?
> >> Thanks,
> >> JC
>
> [an unofficial answer] Yes, it is possible to upgrade your Windows 2000 Pro
> installation to a Windows XP Pro installation.
>
> [unsolicited advice] Make sure to install Windows XP's SP2 before
> connecting to the Internet for the first time. I think the mean infection
> time otherwise is down to 16 minutes on a connected unprotected
> WinXP-without-SP2 system these days.
>
> As a matter of fact, I'd consider a clean install if possible as you've been
> running Win2000, if you think you can hack it. It's more work doing a clean
> install instead of an upgrade, but you should be backing up your data anway
> and, well, installing apps isn't *that* bad a chore :) Some techy type
> people actually lovxx like it. Record settings, gather drivers, discs and
> installation key numbers before starting.
>
> Whn you do connect it to the web PATCH the system at Windows update right
> away or, at least, have turn on Automatic updating.
>
> When you have Windows XP installed, boost the Internet Explorer's Internet
> Security zone a little - don't allow downloaded type ActiveX controls .. and
> turn off install on demand under the Advanced tab in Internet Options and
> turn off scripting in media player.
>
> [info] Did you know another name of Windows XP is Windows NT 5.1 ? That
> XP's NTFS file system has two names: NTFS 3.1 and NTFS 5.1 ??
>
>
>

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
In news:C097799D-72A4-4769-BA66-78D6F506EDC6@microsoft.com,
JJSatch <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Stephen - great answer. thanks for the details. i think i'll
> try a
> clean install.


An opposite opinion here. Unlike with previous versions of
Windows, an upgrade to XP replaces almost everything, and usually
works very well.
My normal recommendation is to at least try the upgrade, since
it's much easier than a clean installation. You can always change
your mind and reinstall cleanly if problems develop.

However, in your case see below.


> since i only run a simple D-LINk wireless router
> between two desktops, do you recommend XP Home or XP Pro? I do
> not
> do any gaming or multimedia.


XP Professional and XP Home are exactly the same in all respects,
except that Professional has a few features (mostly related to
networking and security) missing from Home. For most (but not
all) home users, even those with a home network, these features
aren't needed, would never be used, and buying Professional
instead of Home is a waste of money.

So it sounds like XP Home would be fine in your case. And if you
opt for Home, my advice above to try the upgrade doesn't matter,
since you can *not* upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home.


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup




>> JJSatch wrote:
>>>> I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to
>>>> upgrade
>>>> my other computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
>>>> 1. Is this possible?
>>>> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup
>>>> my hard
>>>> dirve and files/settings?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> JC
>>
>> [an unofficial answer] Yes, it is possible to upgrade your
>> Windows
>> 2000 Pro installation to a Windows XP Pro installation.
>>
>> [unsolicited advice] Make sure to install Windows XP's SP2
>> before
>> connecting to the Internet for the first time. I think the
>> mean
>> infection time otherwise is down to 16 minutes on a connected
>> unprotected WinXP-without-SP2 system these days.
>>
>> As a matter of fact, I'd consider a clean install if possible
>> as
>> you've been running Win2000, if you think you can hack it.
>> It's more
>> work doing a clean install instead of an upgrade, but you
>> should be
>> backing up your data anway and, well, installing apps isn't
>> *that*
>> bad a chore :) Some techy type people actually lovxx like
>> it.
>> Record settings, gather drivers, discs and installation key
>> numbers
>> before starting.
>>
>> Whn you do connect it to the web PATCH the system at Windows
>> update
>> right away or, at least, have turn on Automatic updating.
>>
>> When you have Windows XP installed, boost the Internet
>> Explorer's
>> Internet Security zone a little - don't allow downloaded type
>> ActiveX controls .. and turn off install on demand under the
>> Advanced tab in Internet Options and turn off scripting in
>> media
>> player.
>>
>> [info] Did you know another name of Windows XP is Windows NT
>> 5.1 ?
>> That XP's NTFS file system has two names: NTFS 3.1 and NTFS
>> 5.1 ??

Stephen
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
JJSatch wrote:
>> Stephen - great answer. thanks for the details. i think i'll try a
>> clean install. since i only run a simple D-LINk wireless router
>> between two desktops, do you recommend XP Home or XP Pro? I do not
>> do any gaming or multimedia.
>>
>> --
>> JJ Satch
>>
>>
>> "Stephen" wrote:
>>
>>> JJSatch wrote:
>>>>> I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade
>>>>> my other computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
>>>>> 1. Is this possible?
>>>>> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard
>>>>> dirve and files/settings?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> JC
>>>
>>> [an unofficial answer] Yes, it is possible to upgrade your Windows
>>> 2000 Pro installation to a Windows XP Pro installation.
>>>
>>> [unsolicited advice] Make sure to install Windows XP's SP2 before
>>> connecting to the Internet for the first time. I think the mean
>>> infection time otherwise is down to 16 minutes on a connected
>>> unprotected WinXP-without-SP2 system these days.
>>>
>>> As a matter of fact, I'd consider a clean install if possible as
>>> you've been running Win2000, if you think you can hack it. It's
>>> more work doing a clean install instead of an upgrade, but you
>>> should be backing up your data anway and, well, installing apps
>>> isn't *that* bad a chore :) Some techy type people actually
>>> lovxx like it. Record settings, gather drivers, discs and
>>> installation key numbers before starting.
>>>
>>> Whn you do connect it to the web PATCH the system at Windows update
>>> right away or, at least, have turn on Automatic updating.
>>>
>>> When you have Windows XP installed, boost the Internet Explorer's
>>> Internet Security zone a little - don't allow downloaded type
>>> ActiveX controls .. and turn off install on demand under the
>>> Advanced tab in Internet Options and turn off scripting in media
>>> player.
>>>
>>> [info] Did you know another name of Windows XP is Windows NT 5.1 ?
>>> That XP's NTFS file system has two names: NTFS 3.1 and NTFS 5.1 ??

[solicited advice] Windows XP Home SP2 does wireless. If you are "into"
computers, though, or if the computer is a laptop, get Windows XP Pro SP2.

The reason for Pro on the laptop is that if you ever decide to take the
computer to an institution that has a wireless network, you will have to log
on to their domain and only Pro has all the software necessary for this
whereas Home is limited in what it can do in that regard.

Also, if you are into tweaking, the reason to install XP Pro is that it
comes with gpedit.msc which enables you to determine all manner of setting
for your computer easily. It also comes with a limited web server, ftp
server and other software etc.etc.which, in my opinion, is worth the extra
bucks.

There's a comparsion chart here:

Windows XP Comparison Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx

JJSatch
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Thanks Ken and Stephen
--
JJ Satch


"Ken Blake" wrote:

> In news:C097799D-72A4-4769-BA66-78D6F506EDC6@microsoft.com,
> JJSatch <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
> > Stephen - great answer. thanks for the details. i think i'll
> > try a
> > clean install.
>
>
> An opposite opinion here. Unlike with previous versions of
> Windows, an upgrade to XP replaces almost everything, and usually
> works very well.
> My normal recommendation is to at least try the upgrade, since
> it's much easier than a clean installation. You can always change
> your mind and reinstall cleanly if problems develop.
>
> However, in your case see below.
>
>
> > since i only run a simple D-LINk wireless router
> > between two desktops, do you recommend XP Home or XP Pro? I do
> > not
> > do any gaming or multimedia.
>
>
> XP Professional and XP Home are exactly the same in all respects,
> except that Professional has a few features (mostly related to
> networking and security) missing from Home. For most (but not
> all) home users, even those with a home network, these features
> aren't needed, would never be used, and buying Professional
> instead of Home is a waste of money.
>
> So it sounds like XP Home would be fine in your case. And if you
> opt for Home, my advice above to try the upgrade doesn't matter,
> since you can *not* upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home.
>
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>
>
> >> JJSatch wrote:
> >>>> I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to
> >>>> upgrade
> >>>> my other computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
> >>>> 1. Is this possible?
> >>>> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup
> >>>> my hard
> >>>> dirve and files/settings?
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>> JC
> >>
> >> [an unofficial answer] Yes, it is possible to upgrade your
> >> Windows
> >> 2000 Pro installation to a Windows XP Pro installation.
> >>
> >> [unsolicited advice] Make sure to install Windows XP's SP2
> >> before
> >> connecting to the Internet for the first time. I think the
> >> mean
> >> infection time otherwise is down to 16 minutes on a connected
> >> unprotected WinXP-without-SP2 system these days.
> >>
> >> As a matter of fact, I'd consider a clean install if possible
> >> as
> >> you've been running Win2000, if you think you can hack it.
> >> It's more
> >> work doing a clean install instead of an upgrade, but you
> >> should be
> >> backing up your data anway and, well, installing apps isn't
> >> *that*
> >> bad a chore :) Some techy type people actually lovxx like
> >> it.
> >> Record settings, gather drivers, discs and installation key
> >> numbers
> >> before starting.
> >>
> >> Whn you do connect it to the web PATCH the system at Windows
> >> update
> >> right away or, at least, have turn on Automatic updating.
> >>
> >> When you have Windows XP installed, boost the Internet
> >> Explorer's
> >> Internet Security zone a little - don't allow downloaded type
> >> ActiveX controls .. and turn off install on demand under the
> >> Advanced tab in Internet Options and turn off scripting in
> >> media
> >> player.
> >>
> >> [info] Did you know another name of Windows XP is Windows NT
> >> 5.1 ?
> >> That XP's NTFS file system has two names: NTFS 3.1 and NTFS
> >> 5.1 ??
>
>
>

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
In news:4D733332-E766-4574-AD28-B5A303D10A22@microsoft.com,
JJSatch <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Thanks Ken and Stephen


You're welcome. Glad to help.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup



>> In news:C097799D-72A4-4769-BA66-78D6F506EDC6@microsoft.com,
>> JJSatch <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>
>>> Stephen - great answer. thanks for the details. i think i'll
>>> try a
>>> clean install.
>>
>>
>> An opposite opinion here. Unlike with previous versions of
>> Windows, an upgrade to XP replaces almost everything, and
>> usually
>> works very well.
>> My normal recommendation is to at least try the upgrade, since
>> it's much easier than a clean installation. You can always
>> change
>> your mind and reinstall cleanly if problems develop.
>>
>> However, in your case see below.
>>
>>
>>> since i only run a simple D-LINk wireless router
>>> between two desktops, do you recommend XP Home or XP Pro? I
>>> do
>>> not
>>> do any gaming or multimedia.
>>
>>
>> XP Professional and XP Home are exactly the same in all
>> respects,
>> except that Professional has a few features (mostly related to
>> networking and security) missing from Home. For most (but not
>> all) home users, even those with a home network, these
>> features
>> aren't needed, would never be used, and buying Professional
>> instead of Home is a waste of money.
>>
>> So it sounds like XP Home would be fine in your case. And if
>> you
>> opt for Home, my advice above to try the upgrade doesn't
>> matter,
>> since you can *not* upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>> JJSatch wrote:
>>>>>> I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to
>>>>>> upgrade
>>>>>> my other computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
>>>>>> 1. Is this possible?
>>>>>> 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup
>>>>>> my hard
>>>>>> dirve and files/settings?
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> JC
>>>>
>>>> [an unofficial answer] Yes, it is possible to upgrade your
>>>> Windows
>>>> 2000 Pro installation to a Windows XP Pro installation.
>>>>
>>>> [unsolicited advice] Make sure to install Windows XP's SP2
>>>> before
>>>> connecting to the Internet for the first time. I think the
>>>> mean
>>>> infection time otherwise is down to 16 minutes on a
>>>> connected
>>>> unprotected WinXP-without-SP2 system these days.
>>>>
>>>> As a matter of fact, I'd consider a clean install if
>>>> possible
>>>> as
>>>> you've been running Win2000, if you think you can hack it.
>>>> It's more
>>>> work doing a clean install instead of an upgrade, but you
>>>> should be
>>>> backing up your data anway and, well, installing apps isn't
>>>> *that*
>>>> bad a chore :) Some techy type people actually lovxx
>>>> like
>>>> it.
>>>> Record settings, gather drivers, discs and installation key
>>>> numbers
>>>> before starting.
>>>>
>>>> Whn you do connect it to the web PATCH the system at Windows
>>>> update
>>>> right away or, at least, have turn on Automatic updating.
>>>>
>>>> When you have Windows XP installed, boost the Internet
>>>> Explorer's
>>>> Internet Security zone a little - don't allow downloaded
>>>> type
>>>> ActiveX controls .. and turn off install on demand under the
>>>> Advanced tab in Internet Options and turn off scripting in
>>>> media
>>>> player.
>>>>
>>>> [info] Did you know another name of Windows XP is Windows
>>>> NT
>>>> 5.1 ?
>>>> That XP's NTFS file system has two names: NTFS 3.1 and NTFS
>>>> 5.1 ??

Cretin
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
>
"Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23tQLHXiYFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Doug, didn't know that!
>
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uYD2cSiYFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> No, you cannot upgrade Windows 2000 to XP Home. You can upgrade it to XP
> Pro. Additionally, the copy of XP Home that came with your computer is
only
> licensed for that computer. If you want to install XP Home on your old
> computer, you'll need to buy another copy.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
> Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "JJSatch" <JJSatch@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9FC8A8E1-C5EF-4DF8-8D2F-98BDC4A90A25@microsoft.com...
> >I bought a computer with Windows XP Home on it. I want to upgrade my
other
> > computer that has Windows 2000 Pro. Couple Q's:
> > 1. Is this possible?
> > 2. If so, do I need to do anything extra besides backingup my hard dirve
> > and
> > files/settings?
> > Thanks,
> > JC
>
>


Going from Windows 2000 Pro to Windows XP Home