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April 9, 2004 2:20:40 AM

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

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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Anonymous
April 10, 2004 2:14:57 PM

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.
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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
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 11:21:08 AM

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!
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Anonymous
April 13, 2004 12:31:40 PM

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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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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"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!
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 12:31:41 PM

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
Anonymous
April 13, 2004 1:25:47 PM

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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