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October 5, 2004 1:14:43 AM

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Is there any possible way to migrate frome windows 2000
progessional on a hand-me-down computer to xp home
edition??
October 5, 2004 12:38:29 PM

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First go here,
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/upgrading/defau... , and run the
XP system compatibility scan. However, I don't believe you can upgrade Win2K
to XP. You will have to purchase the full retail version of XP.


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Curt.
"chase" <bennett_chase@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Is there any possible way to migrate frome windows 2000
> progessional on a hand-me-down computer to xp home
> edition??
Anonymous
October 5, 2004 11:30:56 PM

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chase wrote:
> Is there any possible way to migrate frome windows 2000
> progessional on a hand-me-down computer to xp home
> edition??


Only by performing a clean installation of WinXP Home. Win2K Pro
can be upgraded to WinXP Pro, but not the WinXp Home.

With second-hand computers, particularly if acquired from someone
whom you do not trust explicitly with your most personal information
(bank account numbers, SSAN, etc), your wisest course of action would
probably be to format the hard drives and start fresh. You don't want
to get in trouble because the original owner may have filled the hard
drive with kiddie porn, or have problems because the original owner
downloaded/installed viruses or other malware. Some unscrupulous
people could even sell a used computer preconfigured with the
necessary key-loggers and spyware to collect your personal information
for future use.

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Bruce Chambers

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