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Anonymous
April 13, 2005 12:21:50 PM

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

Hi everybody,

to recover a corrupted 2000 system (most probably due to hd failure
compromising some core files) that cannot start anymore and not
wanting to loose all my settings (after I tried all possible recovery,
etc. unsuccesfully inside 2000 sys) I was thinking of upgrading to XP
to solve at once the problem.

The co. I work for has an XP sp.2 corporate edition. What I did was
trying to install from boot disk (the only way possible since win
doesn't boot) but it looks like it cannot reckognise the WINNT folder
as a sys folder and in any case never mention in the install procedure
"upgrading" on the contrary it clearly says "...will cacell all
settings...". Of course I don't want to try that way risking to cancel
for good all my setting and not having any other chance left.

Any suggestion please?

Rgds + tks in advance.

Rik
Anonymous
April 13, 2005 1:25:43 PM

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

An upgrade is not possible on an operating system that doesn't start.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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"Rik" wrote:
| Hi everybody,
|
| to recover a corrupted 2000 system (most probably due to hd failure
| compromising some core files) that cannot start anymore and not
| wanting to loose all my settings (after I tried all possible recovery,
| etc. unsuccesfully inside 2000 sys) I was thinking of upgrading to XP
| to solve at once the problem.
|
| The co. I work for has an XP sp.2 corporate edition. What I did was
| trying to install from boot disk (the only way possible since win
| doesn't boot) but it looks like it cannot reckognise the WINNT folder
| as a sys folder and in any case never mention in the install procedure
| "upgrading" on the contrary it clearly says "...will cacell all
| settings...". Of course I don't want to try that way risking to cancel
| for good all my setting and not having any other chance left.
|
| Any suggestion please?
|
| Rgds + tks in advance.
|
| Rik
!