Installing Windows XP Upgrade

  MarleyCat 16:41 03 Jun 2006

Is it possible to reformat a hard disk and then load Windows XP Upgrade onto it with only a Windows Me Upgrade disk as proof of a previous operating system being originally installed.
I hope this makes sense. I know you can achieve this if the Windows Me disk is a full version and not the upgrade.

Many thanks

  brundle 17:20 03 Jun 2006

You can only try it - an ME upgrade disc is not proof of a full Microsoft OS though, of course it's useless without a 98 installation but it is still just an upgrade disc.

  MarleyCat 17:33 03 Jun 2006

Thankyou brundle for your quick response.I may well have to try it.

  Ray5776 19:49 03 Jun 2006


  DieSse 19:57 03 Jun 2006

I'm about 99% sure this will work - but trying it will find out for sure and quickly.

  BAC1-11 19:58 03 Jun 2006

Yes, I've done it. In my case during the installation process it asked me to put in my W98 CD to check I was eligable to use the upgrade disk.

  Ray5776 20:11 03 Jun 2006


Marleycat may not have a W98 CD

  Ray5776 20:36 03 Jun 2006


I can`t see how this can possibly work but if DieSse
thinks so then it is definitely worth a try.
Keep us posted on the results, hope I am wrong and it works for you.


  MarleyCat 21:00 04 Jun 2006

Many thanks everybody for your comments.I will try this out as soon as I can.

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