Can Windows Server 2003 be installed over XP

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by OliverK, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. OliverK

    OliverK Registered Member

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    Sorry for asking such a basic question - I'm sure someone has a quick answer.
    I'm toying with the idea of converting my Windows XP Pro computer into a server and using Windows Server 2003 but was wondering if I can just install Server 2003 over XP Pro and retain all my programs/settings?
    Or does the install of Server 2003 completely wipe the hard drive in the process?
    Hope someone can give me a quick answer on this.
    I'd prefer not to have to reinstall all my application software if I can.
    Many thanks.
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    it doesnt support upgrading from xp.
     
  3. pvsurfer

    pvsurfer Registered Member

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    No, you can't install WinServer over XP. You either replace XP with WinServer, or you might consider installing WinServer in another partition (thereby retaining your XP system & apps) and creating a dual-boot environment.
     
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