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MaximusNukeage 09-26-2005 06:46 PM

Can windows upgrade be used like full version?
 
i have heard that thewindows XP upgrade can be installed like the full version if you have an old one to put in the drive, even if you never installed it. is this true?

TheMajor 09-26-2005 06:48 PM

Could you be a bit more specific. I don't get what you mean with " have old one to put in the drive".

MaximusNukeage 09-26-2005 06:52 PM

i mean place an old version of windows in the cd drive

TheMajor 09-26-2005 06:57 PM

Never heard of a way like that.

MaximusNukeage 09-26-2005 07:03 PM

really. i'd heard of that didn't know if it was the real deal or not

1badtech 09-26-2005 09:41 PM

Re: Can windows upgrade be used like full version?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by MaximusNukeage
i have heard that thewindows XP upgrade can be installed like the full version if you have an old one to put in the drive, even if you never installed it. is this true?
Yes, it will work. It will ask you to mount a CD with an older version of windows. The old OS has to be upgradable to the new version. For example, a windows 2000 CD can be upgraded to Windows XP but not 95 or 98.

TheMajor 09-27-2005 05:08 AM

How can a CD be upgraded?

Win2kpatcher 09-27-2005 05:13 AM

Yes it works this way much, software works this way. Basically you start the install using the XP upgrade CD and at one point it will scan your system and say something like no full versions of windows was found please insert a full retail version of Windows in the CD-ROM drive now so that we can validate the upgrade.

You can insert any full windows CD if I recall (Win95, win98,win2000, winNT, winME) actually I dont think ME or NT will work, but the others will.


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