bluenose1 20:43 08 Jan 2005

can i install windows xp sp2. i have windows ME edition thats been pre installed

  ACOLYTE 20:46 08 Jan 2005

Not unless you install xp as well,sp2 is for xp only.

  bluenose1 21:15 08 Jan 2005

ebuyer have windows xp home upgrade from 98/me
can i buy this because with my ME i've no disc

  BIG Ben strikes 10 again! 21:41 08 Jan 2005

OEM full versions are not that more expensive,you can boot it at startup,incase anything goes wrong.you require no previous windows installed,so yes you can install XP and sp2 ontop of your ME installation.ben

  Totally-braindead 22:15 08 Jan 2005

Yes but if in the future if you need to reinstall everything from scratch you'll be stumped as you would need to install ME then use the XP upgrade and as you say you no longer have the Me disks you couldn't reinstall everything. Advise the same as Big Ben, buy an OEM copy of Win XP, in order to qualify for an OEM copy all you need to do is order some hardware as well, like a new hard drive, some memory or a new DVD or CDRW drive or even a graphics card.

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