Windows XP upgrade?

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I have a user with an older version of Windows XP professional. Is it possible to upgrade him with a newer upgrade of XP? If so, how is that possible? The reason for the upgrade is because he is having trouble getting SP2 without the newer version of XP Pro. I don't want to have to purchase a new copy if I can't do the upgrade. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Have you installed SP1 & other smaller upgrades prior to trying SP2?

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  • Folgerscoffeeman
    Have you installed SP1 & other smaller upgrades prior to trying SP2?
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  • Ctg023
    It is my understanding that sp1 was not installed yet. I may be wrong, but I'll assume that it isnt.
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  • MCScrapE
    What is the error message you receive when you attempt to install SP2. As far as I know you don't have to have SP1 installed to install SP2.
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  • Ctg023
    He has a program for photo editing that he is trying to upgrade but it says he needs xp upgraded to run the program but he figured that sp 2 would solve his problem.
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  • Anilmisra
    It's better, if u update your Older version from the Microsoft site windows update through net connection..It evaluate first your running version and according to that it will create all list of patches and hot fix. Try this, i think it will work.
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  • Ctg023
    he did try the sp upgrade from the windows update site and that didnt take for some reason.
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  • OzzDrumz
    I've upgraded many xp system to XP SP2. Just be aware that the default installtion changes the security levels of shares and internet access. Basically, it closes off everything as the default and you have to go through Security Console to SPECIFY that you want to have open access to the the network shares and the internet, and what level of intereaction you wish to grant. I've done the Cooperate License upgrades from the original version to SP2 and they all went fine also. Good luck, just pay attention to what shares, and connections currently exist on the system, and consult the user. Oz Amaro
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  • Darkgudda
    What photographic program he is trying to upgrade. Usually everyone else is correct with upgradeing to SP2 its a new upgrade. There shouldnt be any problem, from older xp only if the OS was 98 and below. 2000 and beyond are cool. My question goes to the graphic program. That might be older then xp and you might have to check the website for that program to see if it is xp compliant. Take care.
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  • Darkgudda
    What photographic program he is trying to upgrade. Usually everyone else is correct with upgradeing to SP2 its a new upgrade. There shouldnt be any problem, from older xp only if the OS was 98 and below. 2000 and beyond are cool. My question goes to the graphic program. That might be older then xp and you might have to check the website for that program to see if it is xp compliant. Take care.
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  • T2hieu
    I think yours problem is to try upgrate sp2 automatically and for some reason it can not work.Beside, you can not upgrate to sp2 if you don't have a Windows XP official version. Try someting below.Goodluck! 1.Try to manual download Windows XP SP2 from Microsoft windows update and install it manually 2.or you can go to http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx to order a free Windows XP SP2 CD
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  • Larrythethird
    If worse comes to worse, you can save the license key, you can find many sites on the net to help you with that, and start from scratch. That would be my absolute last gasp attempt.
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