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how to go back to Windows 2000 from XP

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I bought a used computer recently that is running XP Professional.  I was setting up the computer and did Windows Update and I was informed that the version of XP I am running is "invalid" and I assume must be a pirated version or something.   The XP service packs and security updates could not be downloaded.

I have a Windows 2000 CD for another computer and thought I would just "downgrade" from XP to Windows 2000 but it won't let me.  It says that setup functionaility is disabled on the W2k CD because my existing operating system is newer.  

Anyone have any suggestions as to how I ought to get around this problem?  

I don't really care what OS i use.  But Windows 2000 is fine for my needs and I'd just as soon use it rather than pay Microsoft $100 for the upgrade CD.
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why don't you just install new OS format the hard driver? I don't think it will stop you to do so
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