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How to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000
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NoticeThis article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center
(http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000)is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
This article describes how to use the Windows 2000 Professional Setup CD-ROM to perform an in-place upgrade over the existing installation, if you have first performed the emergency repair process and the computer still does not operate normally.
This procedure is a last resort before reinstalling the operating system. Note that the time required to complete the following procedure is equal to the time that it takes to reinstall the operating system.
To perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306952/ )What an in-place Windows 2000 upgrade changes and what it does not change
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238359/ )Differences between manual and fast repair in Windows
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816579/ )How to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows Server 2003