Since you will install your own XP Pro and it's own product key, why the worry about the XP Home?
My son took my pc away saying he was going to upgrade. He came back from G nows where with an XP Home installed.
I am having problems with IE8 so uninstalled and reinstalled but now the pc is saying files have to be installed from the XP Home CD which I do not have. I don't know if Home ver. is registered with Microsoft and I want to put in XP Pro, but I don't want Micros to shut down my PC if they think I have a product registered to someone else on my computer.
I do have a CD for XP Pro with my Product Key.
Don't know who did this if it is who I think did this for my son as a favor, yet I paid, he has since passed away.
What do I do????