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Can I upgrade my CompaqMV720 computer from Windows ME to Windows XP? If so, how?

I'm wanting to upgrade my Compaq MV720 computer from Windows ME to Windows XP, yet I'm not sure if it can be done. I need to know if it can be done, and if so, how do I go about doing it?

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    I need to know the full name of the computer. The model name and model number. Compaq MV720 is the model number for your monitor, not the computer.
    Example: Compaq Presario SR4110NX. You should find this on the back of a desktop computer in a Service Tag, next to the Windows Product Key. It's on the bottom of a laptop.


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Hello,
Upgrading from windows ME to windows XP is not a big deal but involves careful setup as both are built to work with different platforms.

Please follow the steps in the following link for successful upgrade from windows ME to windows XP.

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_9xupgrade.asp


Hope it helps,

~regards,
Jegan

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I would think that you mast likely can do it. You need a Windows XP disk with a legitimate install key (or Microsoft will give you a hassel). When you are ready to upgrade, turn on or restart your computer and press [Delete] to enter the BIOS. Go to the Boot menu and change the boot order so that your CD/DVD drive is first.
Open the drive and put Windows XP disk in. Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit. when the computer restarts, it will provide several start options. Choose the one that will install Windows XP. From there you just follow the prompts.

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