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WinXP Upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pjhjones, May 17, 2010.

  1. pjhjones

    pjhjones Flightless Bird

    I have an older Windows 2000 machine. I am attempting to upgrade to XP.

    I do not have the password to log onto the machine and can not get it.

    I have the XP disk and when I attept to boot from there it stalls at "Boot
    from ATAPI CD-ROM :".

    And and all suggestions on how to get past this would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "pjhjones" <pjhjones@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B2D79457-76F0-4E3C-A30C-C824233AADAC@microsoft.com...
    > I have an older Windows 2000 machine. I am attempting to upgrade to XP.
    >
    > I do not have the password to log onto the machine and can not get it.
    >
    > I have the XP disk and when I attept to boot from there it stalls at "Boot
    > from ATAPI CD-ROM :".
    >
    > And and all suggestions on how to get past this would be appreciated.
    >
    > Thank you,


    An upgrade will not resolve your password problems. Best to deal with this
    issue right now. Type the words

    forgot Windows password

    into a Google search box, then take your pick. About your CD-boot: If the
    boot process stalls then you have a marginal or damaged CD or CD drive. You
    need to test both by process of elimination: Try your CD on some other
    machine, then try a different boot CD on your machine.
     
  3. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    pjhjones wrote:

    > I have an older Windows 2000 machine. I am attempting to upgrade to XP.
    >
    > I do not have the password to log onto the machine and can not get it.


    You don't need the password to upgrade. The old OS won't even be loaded
    when you upgrade. Insert the WinXP upgrade CD and let it find your
    existing prior install of Win2000. However, I would recommend to always
    to do a fresh install of any version of Windows instead of dragging
    along a polluted OS into your new OS. Just have the install CD for
    Win2000 ready when the WinXP upgrade install wants to find a qualifying
    install or CD for the prior version.

    > I have the XP disk and when I attept to boot from there it stalls at "Boot
    > from ATAPI CD-ROM :".


    A wholly different problem than the first one. Ask one question per
    thread to ensure that you get responses to both. Many respondents will
    only address one issue, and other potential respondents might ignore
    your thread because they see there are already some other respondents
    participating and helping out.

    So is your BIOS configured for its boot drive order to look for the CD
    drive before it finds the hard disks?
     

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