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installing w2k from a second partition

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I have a system with no cd-rom and no floppy drive, there is a c: partition with xp pro in it and what we need is windows 2k pro, I was able to create another partition, d: and copy the contents of the cd in it, now I need to know if it's possible to run set up from d: and replace the win xp. I had tried to run setup from within xp and I got the error " this is an older version of windows you are currently using......setup functionality from this disc will be disabled."
Any help will be apreciated. Thanks
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I would rather plug in a USB floppy drive if this is still an option.
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by:jaazman
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I did plug a USB floppy but it did not recognize it at booting time, anyways I found a solution to my problem, this is the way I solved it.
I open the system and found that I did not have extras power connector but I had the floppy connector, and the cable from the hdd had another connector for the slave so I just got another old machine to use it for the power and I hooked up the ide cd-rom as a slave, power both machines and went to the bios to change the settings to boot from the cd-rom. That's how I resolve my problem of installing win2k pro over xp pro and I did not need to use the second partition  Thanks
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Since I ended answered my question I would like to request a refund of points and also please delete this question since nobody else was interested in it. Thanks
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