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Hello can I upgrade from windows 95 to windows 2000 without moving to 98 first? how?
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yes, you can go from 95 to 2000, here's a decent link to the steps you need to take
keep in mind, none of your drivers will work, so you'll need to download 2000 drivers for your video, audio, modem, nic, printer, webcam, etc... do that before upgrading (even though 2000 has built in drivers, it might not have drivers for your hardware).
Microsoft has a program that will analyze your system before you try to install 2000. You can get it here

Also keep in mind, 2000 will want to change the file structure to NTFS from Fat, which may not work if you're using a 3rd party disk overlay (to allow an older system to use a bigger harddrive). Also, you can't go back to win95 if you decide you don't like 2000

You'll need at least a 133mhz cpu and 64meg of ram as a minimum (and really at least a 300mhz/128meg system to get any enjoyment from it)

A couple other things... if your computer originally came with win95, the motherboard bios may not support large harddrives and you may have a disk overlay system that allows you to use a large hd... if so, that could cause real problems with 2000

In other words, yes, it can be done... but, it's not easy, and doesn't work out too well for older computers, but if you have a system built since 1997 or so, it should be OK
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