Windows 2000 over XP

February 22, 2009 at 11:40:08
Specs: Windows 2000
I am trying to Install W2K over XP. First i used the four
floppy disks to start the W2K installation process. After i do
that it says to insert the W2K cd. After i do that it says EULA(
end user license agreement) can not be found. Then it makes
me cancel the installation. How do i Fix this??

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#1
February 22, 2009 at 12:03:52
Have you already tried to install W2K directly from CD without using the floppy disks.

If your Windows CD isn't bootable, you need a floppy disk with only some DOS files on it and a CD Rom driver installed on it.
Then, after booting this floppy disk, you have to switch to the CD Rom drive (e.g. D:), change to the directory i386 on CD and start winnt.

Installation beginns...

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!


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#2
February 22, 2009 at 12:49:29
My cd isnt bootable. I dont understand about the floppy disk
being DOS. can you explain how to do that

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#3
February 22, 2009 at 14:15:22
Download the file BOOT98SC.EXE on another windows pc with a floppy drive.
http://ellocosprojectx.com/files/BO...

Insert a floppy disk and execute the downloaded file to create a bootdisk for your pc, where you'd like to install W2K on.

Boot your pc you's like to install W2K on with this new created bootdisk.
At the screen you'll get the drive letter for your CDROM.
So insert the W2K CD into CDROM and use the following commands to start the installation.

R: <where R is the drive letter of your CDROM and press enter>
cd \i386 <press enter>
winnt <press enter>

So now the installation should start up.

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#4
February 22, 2009 at 17:07:55
If you have a legal Win2000 CD it is bootable. Why are you trying to install Win2000 over WinXP?

You must perform a clean install. That means formatting and losing any personal files.


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#5
February 23, 2009 at 05:32:59
Going from WinXP to Win2000 is a downgrade. As OtheHill said, you'll have to format the HDD & do a clean install.

Rather than using the boot floppies, use nLite to make a bootable Win2000 CD.

http://www.nliteos.com/


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