Windows XP Pro Upgrade CD

pitsi

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I have a simple question. Can a Windows XP Upgrade CD be used for a clean installation of Windows, or do I have to have already installed an older version of Windows on my PC in order to use that CD?

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grafixmonkey

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Yeah, use the "upgrade" CD for a clean install. You don't want to upgrade from another installed OS, it would do weird things to your system.

You can also "slipstream" the service packs and your motherboard / raid / video / sound drivers into the Windows CD, so that you don't have to download them from Windows Update afterwards. You should search, it's very nifty.