Can a Win 2000 Pro Full Install CD (from Microsoft, not from PC vendor) be used to do a repair install. The CD supports SP4 of Win 2k. Do not reply to this post unless your are 100% sure.
If you are thinking of answering YES please note the following at www.edirectsoftware.com/product.php?product_id=16144#details
, a reseller of this SW.
"This product is NOT an upgrade. To use this you must uninstall your previous operating system, then install this one. Or you may install this on a new system." END QUOTE
PLEASE NOTE: Repair install is not mentioned in the list above. Also I know of no MS OS CD that can do a repair install that can NOT also do an upgrade install. In fact I have called MS Tech support about exactly this issue but for XP, but not 2K. For XP they said the Full install CD can also be used for repair installs and upgrade installs to PCs with appropriate OS's.. Hence I question a YES answer that the Win 2K Full install CD directly from MS can be used for repair installs.
Or you might say that eDirectSoftware does not know what they are talking about and that quote from their website is incorrect.
So I called Microsoft pre-sales and they said that I would have to pay MS tech support $35 to get that answser for Win 2K because it was too technical for pre-sales (which is free) to answer. Can you believe it !!!! Anyway that is why I am posting here.
Let me reiterate, only reply if you are 100% sure. If your answer is YES, please state how you know (direct personal experience; link to a RELIABLE source supporting your YES answer or something else equally good).