Your new machine will have SP2. Your XP Pro CD has to have SP2 or it may balk. Fix? Call for a replacement CD (mine was free last time) or look up AUTOSTREAMER to make your own.
The full version will upgrade XP Home just fine. If you do a clean install, you will be ready to find any and all drivers since Microsoft won't do this for you.
I just bought a new computer that will have xp home edition preloaded on it when it arrives. I have a copy of XP Pro that I would like to install on it and I figure this would be the best time to do it. Is this going to be a difficult task? It's not an upgrade edition, it's the full install of XP Pro. I'm just wondering what I need to do to accomplish this? Thanks in advance.