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XP Home to XP Professional (Pro)

by fkoczot / December 14, 2004 8:11 AM PST

I have XP Home & planning to purchase XP Pro. My question is ...Can I install XP Pro over XP Home or must I uninstalled XP Home then installed XP Pro.This means I have to backup the HD, uninstall XP Home, install XP Pro & then install the Backup.

Thanks

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XP Home to XP Professional
by rwils51 / December 23, 2004 11:11 PM PST

You can install XP Pro over XP Home. Upgrade
Clean installations in my opinion are better because there is usually lots of stuff floating around in the registry and hard drive that would better off removed.
The downside clean installations take more time and effort.
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD?ROM drive.
After your computer automatically launches the CD, click Install Windows XP.
When you're asked to choose the type of installation you want, select Upgrade, and then click Next.

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by fkoczot / December 28, 2004 6:27 AM PST

rwils51,

Thanks for the info....

Fkoczot

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