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Brian
19-07-2005, 02:43 AM
The upgrade advisor is telling me that I cant upgrade from Windows ME to
XPHE and then it says setup cannot continue. I thought this was a valid
upgrade path. What is going on?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
19-07-2005, 02:53 AM
Do you have a "Retail Version" or "OEM Version" of Windows XP?
Only a "Retail Version" can upgrade. OEM versions must be installed
"clean" on a reformatted drive or partition.

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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"Brian" wrote:

| The upgrade advisor is telling me that I cant upgrade from Windows ME to
| XPHE and then it says setup cannot continue. I thought this was a valid
| upgrade path. What is going on?

Brian
19-07-2005, 03:03 AM
Ah, yes it was the OEM version. Thanks a ton.


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> Do you have a "Retail Version" or "OEM Version" of Windows XP?
> Only a "Retail Version" can upgrade. OEM versions must be installed
> "clean" on a reformatted drive or partition.
>
> Clean Install Windows XP
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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>
> "Brian" wrote:
>
> | The upgrade advisor is telling me that I cant upgrade from Windows ME to
> | XPHE and then it says setup cannot continue. I thought this was a valid
> | upgrade path. What is going on?
>

Treeman
19-07-2005, 04:43 AM
Brian,
Could be hardware or drivers issues with an older computer.
Look here for your computer;
'Tested Products ' (http://testedproducts.windowsmarketplace.com/)
Best,
Treeman


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