Upgrading to Windows 2000

  Nick052 10:52 29 Dec 2004
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Hi,

I currently run Windows 98SE and want to upgrade to Windows 2000 Pro. My reason for upgrade is that i want some hardware that isnt compatible with 98SE, and I do not like ME or XP. I use 2000 at work and am very happy with it - it seems a lot more stable than my 98SE too.

I intend to buy the full version - what is the procedure for installing this please? Is it simply a case of putting the Windows 2000 CD in and letting it do the rest? I do not want to format the hard drive or anything like that.

Does it keep all your old system settings (i.e. the ones I have on 98SE at the moment)? Will it put 2000 over the top of 98 or anything like that?

Thanks.

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 11:26 29 Dec 2004
  greenlamp 11:28 29 Dec 2004

I have been considering the same thing for the same reasons.
I suspect that it will not be as easy as just loading over 98SE as windows 2000 uses only the NTFS file strucure and 98SE only the FAT structure so formatting will be required prior to installation [losing all 98SE data].

  Nick052 11:47 29 Dec 2004

Thanks for all your responses.

Greenlamp - Ive discovered that Windows 2000 does support the FAT structure, so it should go on top ok.

They recommend using NTFS, but if you wanna keep my hard drive as it is, that wouldnt be possible.

Microsoft always recommend ME if your a home user, but I dont like it.

Cheers for responses.

  daba 20:18 29 Dec 2004

useful links from JaßîsFaß ˜

  Ironman556 20:51 29 Dec 2004

Win 2000 should update your current setup I think.

I've found that upgrading isn't as stable as a backup, full format and re-install. If you go with a full format there's some useful boot disks at click here

  JaßîsFaß ˜ 13:26 11 Jan 2005

How are you getting on?

  Nick052 13:48 11 Jan 2005

Hi,

I haven't purchased Windows 2000 yet since I may buy a second hard drive and put XP on.

  stylehurst 13:56 11 Jan 2005

Although it perfectly possible to upgrade over the top of W98, I would strongly recommend doing a reformat & clean install

  stylehurst 13:57 11 Jan 2005

Although it perfectly possible to upgrade over the top of W98, I would strongly recommend doing a reformat & clean install

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