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I have a computer that is a few years old. I installed XP Professional on
it, and now it runs really slow. I have an old copy of Windows 2000 that I
would like to install on my computer instead. Does anyone know how to do
that? When I put in my Win 2000 CD, it tells me that I already have a higher
version of windows on my system and doesn't let me do anything else. Can
anyone offer any help? It would be greatly appreciated.
 
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In news:67FA29DE-8C20-4BB4-9D06-92E9A97FA813@microsoft.com,
davismontgomery <davismontgomery@discussions.microsoft.com>
typed:

> I have a computer that is a few years old. I installed XP
> Professional on it, and now it runs really slow.


How much RAM does it have? If it's not at least 256MB, that's not
surprising.


> I have an old copy
> of Windows 2000 that I would like to install on my computer
> instead.
> Does anyone know how to do that? When I put in my Win 2000 CD,
> it
> tells me that I already have a higher version of windows on my
> system
> and doesn't let me do anything else. Can anyone offer any
> help? It
> would be greatly appreciated.


You can't do a downgrade, to Windows 2000 or anything else. In
general, downgrades are never supported.

Moreover, if you're short of RAM, even if you clean install
Windows 2000, you may not find it much better.

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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"" wrote:
> I have a computer that is a few years old. I installed XP
> Professional on
> it, and now it runs really slow. I have an old copy of
> Windows 2000 that I
> would like to install on my computer instead. Does anyone
> know how to do
> that? When I put in my Win 2000 CD, it tells me that I
> already have a higher
> version of windows on my system and doesn't let me do anything
> else. Can
> anyone offer any help? It would be greatly appreciated.

Put the disk in befor windows boots, and it should ask you if you
wanty to continue windows setup. If it dosnt, you will need to edit
the boot order in the BIOS.

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You can't downgrade.So to install Windows 2000,you have to remove the
exsisting XP first by formatting the drive then you have to install Win2000.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304868&sd=tech

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davismontgomery wrote:

> I have a computer that is a few years old. I installed XP Professional on
> it, and now it runs really slow. I have an old copy of Windows 2000 that I
> would like to install on my computer instead. Does anyone know how to do
> that? When I put in my Win 2000 CD, it tells me that I already have a higher
> version of windows on my system and doesn't let me do anything else. Can
> anyone offer any help? It would be greatly appreciated.