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Winxp upgrade issues

I'm attempting to upgrade my T30 thinkpad from Win2kPro(SP4) to WinXPPro(SP2). No matter what combination of CDs and Product Keys I attempt (all from known working installations on now defunct PCs) the installer always says my Product Key is invalid!

How can this be? Am I forgetting to turn something special off, or does IBM have some special utility that's getting in the way. I've even tried installing from safe mode command prompt with the same result.

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  • spf006654 Dec 16, 2008

    I'm hoping I can just do the UPGRADE option so as to not require reinstalling all my stuff...

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NO! nothing you did, it is Windows porduct.
you can upgrade from Window 2000 to Windows XP with lots difficulty.
upgrade is easier from Win 95/98/me.
the following link will tell you wnat to expect when you upgarde from Win2k to WinXP.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

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The common problem to this is trying to do an upgrade from windows itself, make sure you are doing a fresh install by booting from CD. If this does still not work and you have a legitimate windows disk, contact the microsoft helpline and they will be able to issue you with a new serial

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