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xp upgrade vs full install? pro vs home?


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#1 turneriver

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 11:45 PM

I want to upgrade an ME system. Right now, the white screen of death says to reinstall windows, explorer malfunction, but I dont have the disks, as I got the machine at a yard sale. Can I install an XP upgrade over that damaged ME? Can you boot up and repair an XP OS that won't boot with what you get with the XP upgrade? Is it worth the money to get Pro instead of HOme? I have been working with XP Pro with several programs at once; is XP Pro all that better at handling multi-tasking than the home version ( I haven't hardly used the home version yet)? How come I don't seem to be able to network XP with a 2000Pro system that I have?

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 12:17 AM

Lot of questions here... Yes you can upgrade xp over the ME system. Should not inherit the problems.

FOr most people home is fine. Pro gives you better networking support. You should be able to network your xp machine and 2000 . Make sure they are both in the same workgroup

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:29 PM

both in mshome workgroup and I had the xp networked with a 98 just fine.

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:53 PM

What exactly are the problems you are having? Canthey see each other in network neighborhood but you can not access the win2k shares?




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