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Upgrade to Windows XP Professional

by bmhedrick / October 9, 2004 1:24 AM PDT

I am running Windows XP Home edition and I am completely up to date (SP2 installed). However, I now want to upgrade to Windows XP Professional. When I try to install it, it tells me I am installing an old version overtop a newer version (I guess it considers my installed Windows XP Home the "newer" version). I am wondering if there is a downside to completing the upgrade (I didn't do it once I saw that message). Anyone know?


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Re: Upgrade to Windows XP Professional
by Michael Geist / October 9, 2004 1:31 AM PDT

Perhaps your XPH with SP2 is considered newer then an XPP without SP2.

What's the advantage for you in upgrading to Pro and why not do a clean install instead?

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Re: Upgrade to Windows XP Professional
by Mark5019 / October 9, 2004 1:45 AM PDT

why do you need pro?

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Re: Upgrade to Windows XP Professional
by bmhedrick / October 9, 2004 2:42 AM PDT

Well, for one thing, I bought it :). However, there are a couple of features in the Pro edition I need to do some localized Front Page development. They don't exist in XP Home edition. Other than that, no reason.

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