The difference between XPPro and XPHome won't cause you problems
You can only transfer data - not programs or the operating system. So, if there's a virus there, you may transfer it to your new system.
The Avast Scanner (v4.8 Home Edition) has a little gray window that you start the scan from. That window will display the results of the scan. If it closes unexpectedly, then I'd suspect a virus in infecting you.
The best way to do this (IMO) is to first ensure that the XPHome system is free of viruses. While scanning you can tell most scanners to scan the XPPro disk also. Once that's done, then you can just copy the stuff off the XPPro disk onto the XPHome disk using Windows Explorer.
Try a couple of these free, online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asphttp://housecall.trendmicro.comhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtmlhttp://onlinescan.avast.com/http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://www.eset.com/onlinescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Scan Only - no removal
If you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
If you're not infected, post back here and we'll try some more stuff.
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