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Part: seven Appendixes > The Typical Upgrade Installation

The Typical Upgrade Installation

The upgrade installation is the easiest way to convert an old PC to Windows XP. Not every previous version of Windows has the same upgrade path, however. Check Table A.1 to see if and how you can upgrade from your current operating system.

Table A.1. Upgrade Options for Windows XP
If you have this version of WindowsYou can upgrade to this version of Windows XP
Windows 3.1No upgrade possible; clean install required
Windows 95No upgrade possible; clean install required
Windows 98 (first edition)Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional
Windows 98 Special Edition (SE)Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional
Windows NT 3.51 WorkstationNo upgrade possible; clean install required
Windows NT 4 WorkstationWindows XP Professional
Windows 2000 ProfessionalWindows XP Professional



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