upgrade activate RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have tried to upgrade my 2000 pro to xp pro. I cannot go higher, must run older applications written on these platforms.
    All carry COA, are retail and have also checked with MS customer service to confirm. I have successfully
    installed each in the past as I changed hard drives and eliminated laptops along the way. I used the upgrade only once, for a compaq laptop OEM xp home. I can load the xp pro upgrade over the 2000 pro but when it starts the first time it gets the xp pro loading flash screen then goes to black and stays there. Is there a load once only with this upgrade? It acts like an OEM version. It's key ##### ##### TPCXQ PVKRR 78CDF. The 2000 pro loads & activates always. Have tried several different hard drives, same results. Am at a loss and need some help.

    Thanks in advance,
    Saturday, December 12, 2009 7:37 PM