win2k to xp

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I know it's unheard of but how do you go from windows
2000 professional to xp home edition? I'm ready to start
form scratch with a new driver but I figured I better
solve this first
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    You'll need to clean install as there is no path from Windows 2000 to home
    version of XP

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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    "Bob" wrote:
    |I know it's unheard of but how do you go from windows
    | 2000 professional to xp home edition? I'm ready to start
    | form scratch with a new driver but I figured I better
    | solve this first
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    Hi Dave.
    We're upgrading out pc's here at my office from Win2K to WinXP Pro. We're on a network with over 1000 clients and a few servers. I'm an IT specialist (Customer Service/Troubleshooting) and I've upgraded many pc's before, but I've always re-imaged the customer's pc with the entire XP program then moved their data back onto their computer. The other pc's always have worked fine, quick and efficient without problems. This time I upgraded my own computer using the XP upgrade program and it's incredibly slow to run my applications. It boots up really fast, faster than when I had 2k, but when I open a program it takes longer to open than it does to boot up!!

    Details: I am using a NetVista 6790 with three 128Mb memory chips in it (added the third chip thinking it would help; it did but just barely) and connect to 4 network drives and 3 network printers; I have no peripherals except my mouse and keyboard. Our major applications are Lotus Notes and MS Office Pro with Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.6 running as well. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    You might take a look at Task Manager and or Performance Monitor to see what
    process is consuming the mem/cpu

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect


    "Jennifer D." wrote:
    | Hi Dave.
    | We're upgrading out pc's here at my office from Win2K to WinXP Pro. We're
    on a network with over 1000 clients and a few servers. I'm an IT specialist
    (Customer Service/Troubleshooting) and I've upgraded many pc's before, but
    I've always re-imaged the customer's pc with the entire XP program then
    moved their data back onto their computer. The other pc's always have
    worked fine, quick and efficient without problems. This time I upgraded my
    own computer using the XP upgrade program and it's incredibly slow to run my
    applications. It boots up really fast, faster than when I had 2k, but when
    I open a program it takes longer to open than it does to boot up!!
    |
    | Details: I am using a NetVista 6790 with three 128Mb memory chips in it
    (added the third chip thinking it would help; it did but just barely) and
    connect to 4 network drives and 3 network printers; I have no peripherals
    except my mouse and keyboard. Our major applications are Lotus Notes and MS
    Office Pro with Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.6 running as well.
    Any suggestions?
    |
    | Thanks!
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    Thank's Dave, for the response.

    I did the XP upgrade last Friday - upgraded to SP1 and ran a defrag. Yesterday I did check out the Task Mgr and it ran at about 98% CPU usage for the first 10 minutes after logging into my network. After it calmed down I did some checking in the Add/Remove Programs and found about 8 small programs that were related to Internet Search Bar and advertising/shopping software - none of which I remember installing (on purpose) and all of which I uninstalled and then rebooted, twice. That seemed to help a lot with the CPU usage just after logging into the network.

    Now, it's just the launching of apps that seems to be so slow. When I launch an app the usage goes up to almost 100%. I remember that the most it used to go up to was about 80%. I never found any one process during the slowdown yesterday that was using up the memory/CPU other than the System Idle Process. Could it be because XP uses more of the memory just to run? Can I make changes to the memory settings/pagefile options that would help?

    I'm confused because when we upgrade using a fresh XP install we do not have any problems, this one was different because I used the upgrade and we've got about 6 more to do. Is there a reason why the upgrade would be different? Maybe some residual Win2K stuff that needs to be removed or reconfigured? I almost wish I hadn't upgraded at all and I don't want my customers to become as frustrated as I am. ~end
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    "Jennifer D." wrote:
    | Thank's Dave, for the response.
    |
    | I did the XP upgrade last Friday - upgraded to SP1 and ran a defrag.
    Yesterday I did check out the Task Mgr and it ran at about 98% CPU usage for
    the first 10 minutes after logging into my network. After it calmed down I
    did some checking in the Add/Remove Programs and found about 8 small
    programs that were related to Internet Search Bar and advertising/shopping
    software - none of which I remember installing (on purpose) and all of which
    I uninstalled and then rebooted, twice. That seemed to help a lot with the
    CPU usage just after logging into the network.
    |
    | Now, it's just the launching of apps that seems to be so slow. When I
    launch an app the usage goes up to almost 100%. I remember that the most it
    used to go up to was about 80%. I never found any one process during the
    slowdown yesterday that was using up the memory/CPU other than the System
    Idle Process. Could it be because XP uses more of the memory just to run?
    Can I make changes to the memory settings/pagefile options that would help?
    * You can change the settings by going to Control
    Panel|System|Advanced|Performance|Settings|Advanced here it should indicate
    the current pagefile size for all drives. You can click Change and by
    default the %systemdrive% should have a 'System managed size' pagefile which
    is how I would probably leave it.

    | I'm confused because when we upgrade using a fresh XP install we do not
    have any problems, this one was different because I used the upgrade and
    we've got about 6 more to do. Is there a reason why the upgrade would be
    different? Maybe some residual Win2K stuff that needs to be removed or
    reconfigured? I almost wish I hadn't upgraded at all and I don't want my
    customers to become as frustrated as I am. ~end
    * I never recommend upgrades because of the, as you mentioned, remnants of
    possible corruption and or application-specific requirements for the
    operating system. If you can backup your data and do the clean install then
    your install should prove to be rock solid again.


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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect
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