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windows xp upgade from xp home to professional

by naso0522 / December 9, 2008 7:38 AM PST

I recently installed a new copy of windows xp professional, my laptop had xp home, i formatted the drive, but whenever i boot up the machine, it gives a dual boot up option for either os, when i click home it either did noting or it took me to xp pro, all of the sadden the laptop became very slow and it freezes constantly.

what could I have done wrong, or what did I have to do prior to the installation.

any help will greatly appreciated.


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Just one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2008 7:48 AM PST
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by CascaLonginus / December 10, 2008 5:52 PM PST

Go to your hd manufacturer's website and download the zero fill utility.
formatting only overwrites the information on your hd. if you cant find the proper utility, refer to the FAQ section. zero filling the hd will return it to from factory condition free of all data, and you should get a good install of your new os.

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