While a clean install has benefits, I need to cover a few points.
1. Windows ME does not qualify for the Windows 2000 Upgrade package.
2. Windows ME might 'upgrade' if you boot and install the Full version of Windows 2000. In fact this is my preferred route since it saves me from restoring from backup and getting all the settings right again.
3. Windows 2000 drivers may or may not work. Microsoft does not fetch drivers for us. We do that.
4. You do NOT format the drive for NT/2000/XP/2003 installs. The installer has tools to wipe the drive and prepare it. Too many trip up the install by formatting prior to install.
Hope this helps.
Mesh PC, circa 4 years old, currently running Windows ME. 1.2gb AMD Athlon Processor, 40gb hard drive. Has ACPI BIOS installed.
I want to install Windows 2000 on my machine ? is it best to format the hard drive and then to do a clean install from there?
If so, are there any potential issues I should be aware of prior to doing this? Does the hard drive need to be set up differently?
Thanks for any help.