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Upgrading to XP Pro from XP Home


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#1 Eric RBA

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:47 AM

I have been tasked with updgrading this HP Mini 1000 Netbook because I have other work I need to do to the PC that requires it to be joined to our domain. As you may know, XP Home is not domain friendly without doing some nasty registry tweaks that I'm not about to do for the person who is in as high of a position as I am working on this for.

Will it work? Better yet will the HP Mini 1000 work? We have the legitimate licensed copy of XP Pro to install and I can get all of the drivers and other needed stuff, I just want to know if anyone has knowledge as to whether this will work or if I'll somehow "break" the netbook in doing so.

Thanks!

PS - this is somewhat urgent!!!!

Edited by Eric RBA, 25 June 2009 - 09:49 AM.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 02:00 PM

While I do not have the experience of doing so. It appears to be a relatively painless matter and very possible. See the following:

Granted, Windows XP Home Edition lacks some of the more advanced security and network features of Windows XP Professional. For example, it cannot join a corporate domain or take advantage of Microsoft's Active Directory to reduce maintenance and support costs. This is a moot point, though, since installing Windows XP Professional and getting it to work seamlessly on a netbook has been tried, done, and deemed a piece of cake. Many businesses deploy their own custom images anyway, so reimaging a netbook with Windows XP Pro, security software, and proper system settings is a pretty standard procedure.


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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:17 PM

I appreciate the reply. I have concluded that it's pointless now to even look any further because I contacted Verizon and they say it will void the service warranty if you install any other OS besides XP home. So my hands are tied.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for replying with a scenario I hadn't considered when you asked.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:28 PM

You're welcome. I could have saved some time and checked into that in the first place. I guess it's my nature to attempt to resolve problems my own way first, then let others help out. It's all resolved now though.
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