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Upgrade from windows 2000 pro to windows xp

I bought this laptop used about 9 months ago. I know I screwed up now but I could not afford a new laptop. I am now finding out that this system is so old nothing supports it anymore. Some programs stop running and can't be reloaded like Microsoft word. I have two different word programs but they won't load. Also, I want to upgrade from Windows 2000 Pro to Windows XP. I have a Windows XP reinstall disk that came with my daughters Dell laptop computer. Will this disk work on my computer? If not, is there a web site that I can down load Windows XP for free or at the lowest price possible. I know this is asking a lot but it doesn't hurt to ask. I have always been told, if you don't ask you will never know. So I am asking for help with this. Thank you!

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If you have some problems with programs first goto microsoft website and do windows updates ...it will download required patches hope that might solve your problem.
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upgrading winpro to win xp
if your daughter has same dell laptop with same model
then you can give a try if not dont mess up...dont try to download free winxp thru torrents cos its full of virus but u can try bidding in ebay for lil cheapest price
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