A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by NewYorkEagle » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 pm

FMecha wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Just a heads-up, these ISOs are from 2003 so they don't include SP2/SP3 for XP - you need to install them on your own. (At least they have working PROGMAN.EXE here, so back that and PROGMAN.HLP up before installing SP2/SP3).
You could just install Service Pack 2 or 3 from any website. Most notably, Majorgeeks. Although I'm not sure if I'm allowed to distribute said Service Packs on OSForums.
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by TheCanadianToast » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:29 pm

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 pm
You could just install Service Pack 2 or 3 from any website. Most notably, Majorgeeks. Although I'm not sure if I'm allowed to distribute said Service Packs on OSForums.
Even though Windows XP is considered to be abandonware since Microsoft stopped updates for Windows XP as of April 8, 2014, I would still talk to MJD about it, to see if he would allow that or not...
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by NewYorkEagle » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:53 am

TheCanadianToast wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:29 pm
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 pm
You could just install Service Pack 2 or 3 from any website. Most notably, Majorgeeks. Although I'm not sure if I'm allowed to distribute said Service Packs on OSForums.
Even though Windows XP is considered to be abandonware since Microsoft stopped updates for Windows XP as of April 8, 2014, I would still talk to MJD about it, to see if he would allow that or not...
Even though Windows XP can still receive updates from POSReady 2009, you are right about it being abandonware. Especially when you can still print out product keys for XP and wouldn't get in trouble for it.
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by RCALLISTER » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:57 am

do you guys know if there is an office version of this (like form office 95 to office 2003?)?
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by NewYorkEagle » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:29 pm

RCALLISTER wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:57 am
do you guys know if there is an office version of this (like form office 95 to office 2003?)?
Not that we know of something like that. It may be very rare if it did exist, even more rare than the Windows All-In-One DVDs.
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by FMecha » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:08 pm

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 pm
FMecha wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Just a heads-up, these ISOs are from 2003 so they don't include SP2/SP3 for XP - you need to install them on your own. (At least they have working PROGMAN.EXE here, so back that and PROGMAN.HLP up before installing SP2/SP3).
You could just install Service Pack 2 or 3 from any website. Most notably, Majorgeeks. Although I'm not sure if I'm allowed to distribute said Service Packs on OSForums.
The one that Majorgeeks have is an updater, not full OS, for starters.
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by NewYorkEagle » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:33 am

FMecha wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:08 pm
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 pm
FMecha wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Just a heads-up, these ISOs are from 2003 so they don't include SP2/SP3 for XP - you need to install them on your own. (At least they have working PROGMAN.EXE here, so back that and PROGMAN.HLP up before installing SP2/SP3).
You could just install Service Pack 2 or 3 from any website. Most notably, Majorgeeks. Although I'm not sure if I'm allowed to distribute said Service Packs on OSForums.
The one that Majorgeeks have is an updater, not full OS, for starters.
Well, I didn't say they were full OS copies. They were just updaters, like you said.
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by michael » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:56 am

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 pm
FMecha wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Just a heads-up, these ISOs are from 2003 so they don't include SP2/SP3 for XP - you need to install them on your own. (At least they have working PROGMAN.EXE here, so back that and PROGMAN.HLP up before installing SP2/SP3).
You could just install Service Pack 2 or 3 from any website. Most notably, Majorgeeks. Although I'm not sure if I'm allowed to distribute said Service Packs on OSForums.
You're good to post those links if you want. The service packs were free updates so it's not much of a concern. Although, you will hear people say that SP3 is not abandonware, but they're usually talking about the OS pre-installed with SP3, not the update by itself.
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by NewYorkEagle » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:18 pm

michael wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:56 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:55 pm
FMecha wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Just a heads-up, these ISOs are from 2003 so they don't include SP2/SP3 for XP - you need to install them on your own. (At least they have working PROGMAN.EXE here, so back that and PROGMAN.HLP up before installing SP2/SP3).
You could just install Service Pack 2 or 3 from any website. Most notably, Majorgeeks. Although I'm not sure if I'm allowed to distribute said Service Packs on OSForums.
You're good to post those links if you want. The service packs were free updates so it's not much of a concern. Although, you will hear people say that SP3 is not abandonware, but they're usually talking about the OS pre-installed with SP3, not the update by itself.
Well, okay then.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details ... ack_3.html
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Re: A way to get Windows OS up to Server 2003

Post by TaffPlaysYT » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:49 am

I can't seem to get this working properly, when I click on setup it says that Windows cannot access the device or file, I currently have Windows 10 Home with the Anniversary Update. But I can actually do this using a Windows XP virtual machine
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