Downgrading Windows XP to Windows 2000

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I currently have a 40gb HDD, running WinXP.

Is there a way to downgrade to Win2000, without wiping the whole drive?

Thanks.
 
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If you upgraded from 2000 and saved your files when prompted, then you can go back to 2000 in Add/Remove. Otherwise, you really can't. You'd lose all your registry entries for installed programs and need to install them again anyway, so the cleanest approach would be to save all you can and wipe the drive. Any other path would lead to headaches or dead-ends.
 

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dobbelina said:
Why would you wanna do that ?
I mean downgrade to win 2000....
Mainly because I cant get my screen resolution to 1024x768 in XP, as I could in 2000, and I tried everything else I could think of. A friend said that my computer probably doesnt have the resources to run XP in that resolution, so I figured a downgrade was the next logical solution.

And XP didn't come from an upgrade, I had two OSs on two HDDs, and the one with Win2k died not long ago, leaving me with XP. I don't have a burner, and a lot of data that I don't want to lose.
 
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Unlikely to be a resource problem, just that you have not applied the correct driver for the graphics adapter.
 

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kiwiguy said:
Unlikely to be a resource problem, just that you have not applied the correct driver for the graphics adapter.
I was using the same driver I used in Win2k, which is supposed to be good for XP as well. Then I tried an updated version. Still no dice.
 
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