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win 2K pro can't upgrade to XP pro?


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nestorey

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I was at work today and noticed that the rigs running W@K pro had licenses for XP pro. Being the trooper that I am I thought "why not upgrade?" After finding the install disks in the bottom of a drawer I tried the upgrade and got a message saying that @K pro cannot be upgraded to XP pro...Of course I'm thinking "WHAT???". So I tried it on another comp and got the same message...What the heck is up wit dat?????
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gerryf

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Being the trooper you are....why are you doing that?

Are you the IT support staff? Is this network a domain ? My guess is you are not and it is...

Speculation: Your company purchased a bunch of big box machines that come preinstalled with XP, blew the OS away and installed 2000 to maintain a consistent network.

There is a reason for this--it makes it easier to maintain. You'll find yourself on the sorry end of a Human Resources meeting if you're just a regular employee trying to install XP without permission.

If that is not the case, and you are an IT person (as opposed to just a trooper), then post back.
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i like to think of myself as an IT trooper...actually i was just bored. I'm an MCP for whatever that's worth...not too knowledgable on networks so any enlightenment you can provide would be looked upon as a sign of higher consciousness and will more than likely help you out in the next life (think Bill Murray in caddie shack)...oh yeah, it's just a ten comp workgroup sharing 2 printers through one of the xp rigs.

Edited by nestorey, 03 May 2005 - 11:24 PM.

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I don't really follow you.....I think for the sake of your network you should leave it alone....
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I advise not to screw around with your employers computers...it could get you into trouble. If you own em, do as you will. But if your employer owns em, don't do anything they don't specifically authorize you to do.
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