How do I replace windows 2000 pro updated to service pack 4 with a new version of Windows 2000 pro SP3. The reason is the current software is not legal and want to replace it with a legal copy.
Well I got this piece of crud called Win ME and a friend helping me out loaded Win 2000 and loved it.
I bought the Dell P4, 1.8 GHz several years ago. I have bought several computers and operating systems Win 95, Win 98 and Last Win ME millennium over the years. I did not think much about Win ME and and kept the friends WIN 2000 with out getting my own copy.
Well I would like to "come clean" and decided to give Billy some more money and buy a legit, genuine retail, COA, product code copy of WIN 2000 pro. Dell does not offer a Win 2000 upgrade and had to buy a whole copy of WIN 2000 outright. At least I did not have to by the server version for $350 something.
I DON'T WANT TO REPLACE THE WHOLE OPERATING SYTEM BY REFORMATING THE DRIVE AND LOADING THE NEW DISK.
What to do?
Mr. Trying to be honest (although I am pissed MS sold me this piece of junk Win ME originally)
Edited by gmcjetpilot, 10 January 2006 - 09:16 PM.