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Can I Install Xp Pro Over Xp Home Edition?

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#1 NorCal_Mike


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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:35 PM

Two distinctly different questions:

1. If I now want XP Pro as my OS, do I have to uninstall XP Home Edition first, or will Pro just upgrade the OS?

2. Sony Vaio laptop, just reinstalled XP Home Edition >>to the partition of the drive where this all happens<< and left intact all the Sony proprietary/ backup software in that separate partition, right where the manufacturer put it originally. Well, I don't need it and would like to reclaim the drive space, and have Acronis Disk Director Suite at the ready. Should I just wipe that partition and then merge the resultant free space with the rest of the drive? (That's what I'd like to do!)

80GB drive, and 6+GB are for storing OS software and other junk that came with this Sony. Again, I don't need or want any of that, so is it safe to nuke it? ( I have XP in all versions, so don't need to install from this partition.)


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Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:53 AM

You can perform an in-place upgrade to go from Home to Pro.
  • From Windows insert the XP CD into the CD player.
  • Choose install
  • Select upgrade
  • Follow prompts and when asked for Product Key, supply a valid Product Key.
  • Continue setup to completion and activate over the internet if necessary.
  • All updates and hot fixes will need to be reapplied.

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